KBS has started erasing the traces of singer ravi, who is charged with evading military service.
on april 14th, kbs stopped the replay of “ 2 days & 1 night” starring ravi on its official website and some ott platforms. it was broadcast for about 3 years from december 8, 2019, to may 1, 2022, totaling 123 episodes.
in addition, kbs plans to hold a broadcast appearance regulation review committee on the 21st to decide on ravi’s appearance regulations.
previously, on april 11th, the 7th detective of the seoul southern district court held the first trial against nine people, including ravi, who was charged with violating the military service act. ravi was sentenced to two years in prison.
ravi said through his agency groovlin, “i was judged for social service due to a disease I had in the past and was postponing my military service for activities, but I reached a point where it was difficult to postpone my military service anymore. at the time, I was the only profit-generating artist in the company and it was at a time when I was desperate to postpone my service due to the burden of penalty in a situation where the contracts signed before the corona were delayed without a promise.”
next, he apologized, saying, “i sincerely apologize to the epileptic patients and their families who must have been hurt by me for rationalizing myself and making the wrong choice, and to all the military service members who are faithfully fulfilling their duties even at this moment.” he said he has decided to resign.
meanwhile, ravi was handed over to trial on charges of evading military service through a false diagnosis of epilepsy after conspiring with kim, the co-representative of his agency groovlin, to sign a contract with a military service broker worth 50 million won in success fee. nafla, a rapper from the same agency as ravi, has been sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in prison for the same charge.