International VIPs woke up to some pretty annoying news today!
Various Korean news outlets reported that online fan community DC BIGBANG Gallery released a statement asking YG Entertainment to remove Seungri from BIGBANG.
The statement by online fan community DC BIGBANG Gallery was released on March 9 and has since then went viral and got a lot of mixed reactions from the general public as well as VIPs.
The title of their statement translates to,
“Calling for YG Entertainment to remove Seungri.”
The statement goes on to explain why some Korean VIPs want Seungri removed. In the statement, they explain Seungri harmed his group’s reputation beyond repair. There are two parts to the statement, one part touches on the serious allegations against him that are if proven considered illegal and punishable by law and the unethical part of controversies Seungri has been involved in.
The statement cites many reasons including the burning sun incident, allegedly offering escorts services to investors, alleged tax evasion, and using BIGBANG name for personal business.
As for the ethical part, the community names the disciplinary action received by the Korea Communications Commission when Seungri asked a female idol to pour alcohol on tvN’s variety show “Salty Tour,” they also add using his personal Instagram account to ask fans to vote for a person on a magazine that features explicit photos.
The community argues,
“It would be necessary for Seungri to be excluded from BIGBANG because it is not possible to recover the damage caused to the group.
As of March 9, BIGBANG Gallery will no longer support Seungri.”
The statement released didn’t sit well with many international and Korean VIPs, many Korean VIPs argue the statement doesn’t speak for them and shouldn’t be used for generalization. Many Korean VIPs are not happy with the online community bringing more negative attention to BIGBANG during such times.
On the other hand, the majority of international VIPs strongly disagree with the statement released, many assured they believe BIGBANG is composed of five members, many others also asked for the investigation to conclude before the Korean VIP community makes such statements.
Others also quoted BIGBANG saying they’re not BIGBANG without Seungri.
Meanwhile, Seungri is set to enlist as an active duty soldier on March 25.
What do you think of this?