Former iKON Member B.I is starting over!
It’s been revealed that B.I has been appointed as an executive director for an agency named IOK Company.
IOK Company is home to some of the biggest Korean actors such as Jo In Sung, Go Hyun Jung, Lee Young Ja, Kim Sook, Jang Yoon Jung, Moon Hee Jun, and more.
Rumors have been circulating around for a while after it was announced via the company’s website that six new executive directors were appointed, one of them was B.I.
On October 7, IOK Company released an official statement regarding the appointment of B.I, they stated,
“IOK wanted to give another chance to a young and talented artist.”
They revealed that B.I initially rejected their offer to start his activities at this moment and time, but after meeting with them for a couple of times, he was convinced.
They explained why B.I was appointed an executive director,
“B.I.’s appointment of an executive director is also aimed at fulfilling corporate social responsibilities.
B.I and the other executives and staff at IOK are well aware that some people remain critical about B.I’s past controversy.
However, we believe the situation is unfortunate considering his talent; we plan on supporting him so he can be active again as an upright member of society and to help him further develop his talent so he can show his abilities.
B.I has matured during his hiatus while regularly volunteering and donating.
B.I plans on being active as a producer while continuing to reflect on himself.”
IOK also explained that when it comes to his upcoming individual promotions, they will consider it at a time when the public understanding is sufficient, and thus, they aren’t considering any specific activities yet. They finished their statement asking people to look forward to B.I’s new start while also promising to support him so he could grow himself and his talent.
B.I previously left his group, YG, and stepped back from the entertainment industry after he was suspected of buying marijuana and LCD through an acquaintance between April and May of 2016. His reputation took a hit as a result.
B.I has been in headlines for 2020 for volunteering and donating many times.
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