On March 13, following Gdragon, Taeyang and Daesung’s military enlistment, the group released one final song featuring all of BIGBANG’s voices together as a goodbye song for fans while the group is on hiatus serving the military.
On March 19, it has been revealed that BIGBANG T.O.P is currently under investigation by Yongsan District because of the release of “Flower Road.”
The song was revealed to have been recorded back in 2015-2016 while the group was promoting their MADE album release, they recorded it with fans in mind.
Yongsan district made an inquiry to Seoul’s police asking whether T.O.P broke article 28 of the laws regulating public service workers, the article states that public service workers are not allowed to assume any other job while enlisted.
Yongsan district released a statement confirming that they asked The Military Manpowers Administration for confirmation whether the song release was allowed to begin with. They also revealed that the administration is currently looking over it, they will give an answer within this week.
Later it was revealed that T.O.P told the district that he recorded the song back in 2015-2016 and didn’t know that it was going to be released.
The district also requested that T.O.P submit his contract for investigation so they can look through the contract period as well as his relation with the song production process.
The Military Manpowers Administration released a statement refusing to give any further comments on the matter.
Stay tuned for updates.
How do you feel about this?
I wanna lash out just like everybody else but I need to ask, do public service workers regulations differ from other positions within the military or not?
Because if the answer is yes, then it might make sense that they’re investigating him for the song. It appears to be pity to me, regardless. this is too much, its like someone is hunting down T.O.P.
I say this but in the back of my head, I am also aware that Koreans are very strict when it comes to military. You could argue that it doesn’t make sense for T.O.P to be making so much money of a song while he is in the military, if he was to be allowed to do this, why can’t other normal service workers do it? Does he get to earn money simply because he’s an idol?
This is the argument of the district I believe. I still don’t know how to feel about this, hope everything gets clear in the end.