Showing posts with label scandal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scandal. Show all posts

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Seo Yea Ji signed exclusive contract with Sublime


Fans of Korean actress Seo Yea Ji do not need to wait any longer for her comeback to the entertainment industry. Seo Ye Ji had recently signed an exclusive contract with the agency Sublime that house many acting talents such as prominent actor Song Kang Ho. Seo Yea Ji took a long break from acting after her drama Eve was broadcasted in year 2022. Since then, Seo Yea Ji was deeply involved in various controversies and gossips which forced the actress to take a hiatus from acting. Her exclusive contract with Gold Medalist ended in November 2023. Since then, the controversial actress is a free agent. Seo Yea Ji is rising star after she starred in the international hit drama It’s Okay to Not be okay, only to face her downfall a year later with the scandal of her text messages with her ex-boyfriend Kim Jung Hyun. 

Seo Yea Ji scandal and timeline

Dispatch exposed the juicy scandal involving Seo Yea Ji and Kim Jung Hyun in year 2021, which is a year after the success of the hit international drama It's Okay to Not be Okay. We know Seo Yea Ji became popular after she acted in the drama. Unfortunately, her text messages with her ex-boyfriend Kim Jung Hyun were dug out and Seo Yea Ji was accused of gaslighting her ex-boyfriend during the filming of the drama Time in year 2018. It was revealed that Seo Yea Ji manipulated Kim Jung Hyun into amending the scripts so that there is no intimate scene between his co-star Girls Generation Seohyun. She even instructed Kim Jung Hyun to maintain a distance from the female staff members at the filming set. In addition, Seo Yea Ji was also blamed for Kim Jung Hyun rude behaviors at the Time press conference. Due to the scandal, Seo Yea Ji was dropped like a hot potato from various endorsements that she represents. 

Subsequently, netizens start to dig out her past statements on the falsification of her academic achievement as she apparently said that she attended a university in Spain in hope of becoming a news anchor, before she decided to focus on her acting career. There were multiple times when she claimed to have studied in Spain, but she contradicted her statement when she revealed to the public later that she did not enroll in a University in Spain. Netizens were convinced that Seo Yea Ji had told a lie to the public and she faced backlashed again. To add fuel to the oil, past acquittances and ex-staff member of Seo Yea Ji had jumped out of nowhere and accused Seo Yea Ji of being a bully and even stole money from them.  The controversies went out of control at a point of time and people have come out with various accusations of Seo Yea Ji bad personalities. 

A controversial reporter exposed that Seo Yeh Ji has been romantically involved with TVXQ Yunho and has been manipulating him. He also mentioned that Seo Yea Ji had dated her co-star in It's Okay to Not Be Okay Kim Soo Hyun. They were in a relationship before she decided to date his cousin Kim Sa Rang who is the co-owner of Gold Medalist. Seo Yea Ji and her then agency Gold Medalist had kept quiet throughout the whole accusation, and it incurred the wrath of the public as Seo Yea Ji did not apologize for her past actions. The last controversy was during the broadcast of the Drama Eve, her family were involved in a dispute with their neighbors due to the parking lot. The neighbors accused Seo Yea Ji and her family for been inconsiderate and caused inconvenience to others due to their actions.  

Seo Yea Ji was sued by the endorsement company for damaging to their reputations, people who used to support her had turned against her. In light of her apologies to the public due to her immature personality and attitude, netizens still refused to let it go and even calling her out for being insincere. Seo Yea Ji decided to go for a time of reflection before she opened an Instagram account recently and slowly returned to the public eyes. 

My thoughts

While I understand that Korean celebrities operate on good reputation and clean image, I think the numerous controversies surrounding Seo Yea Ji was uncalled for and is unnecessary. The scandal snowballed into more controversies due to Seo Yea Ji past behavior started floating around the internet. The private messages were dug out and people think that they have the right to condemn an actress for her poor conduct and personality. I can't help but feel that there is a conspiracy to pull Seo Yea Ji down from the altar. Maybe she offended some people so much so that they decided to destroy her rising career. There could be people who are jealous of her beauty. 

There is always a two side to a coin, and we should not judge a person immediately. In my opinion, the person who revealed the conversation was doing something that is illegal. We all do not have the right to see or even reveal any personal messages unless it had something to do with a crime. The personal messages were only for the couple, and it could be a quarrel between them since Kim Jung Hyun demanded Seo Yea Ji not to have skin ship with her co-star first. I don't get why people want to be so interested in this gossip, the party involved should come out and have a talk, but it is not up to us to judge anything. 

It was later proven that the bullying scandals were unfounded, and the falsification of her academic achievement was a misunderstanding as she was actually studying in a language school in Spain. Unfortunately, despite the validity of the accusation, Seo Yea Ji reputations were destroyed. All the hard work she builds for herself as an established actress came to a halt because of the overwhelming protest for her to be cancelled in the entertainment industry.   Her lead role in the drama Eve was being overshadowed by her controversies and it was truly unfair for the production team. We know that Seo Yeh has the potential to excel in her role, but Korean netizen is not forgiving towards their celebrities especially women. There is a saying that drama mirrors our life, I supposed Seo Yea Ji acting as Ko Moon Yeung may be somewhat reflecting on what she is experiencing now. After all this time of reflecting, Seo Yea Ji has become more matured and elegant, hopefully wiser too. I hope Seo Yea Ji will once again prove to the world that she is an outstanding Korean actress and be truly recognized for her work!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Big Bang Seungri Retire From Entertainment Industry After Scandals of Sex Video, Drug, Bribery And Prostitution

Recently, the K-Pop industry send a shock wave around the world with the scandal of Seungri,  a member of Korean Boyband Big Bang. He was suspected to be involved in arranging sexual services to bribe his potential investors. The singer ventured into business a few years ago and became a public executive for his night club Burning Sun which is located at Gangnam area. Previously, the stated nightclub was investigated for its involvement in drugs and some shady business behind the scene, which Seungri had allegedly stated that he had no knowledge of this scandal and he claimed that he was not involved in drugs.

However, the police dug further into this case and other crimes started to float to the surface. It was discovered that singer Jung Joon Young was suspected of creating a Kakao talk chat group using his second phone which rapper Zico had mentioned on a television programme about this “golden phone” which Jung Joon Young used in year 2016. The chatroom in the said phone was created by singer Jung Joon Young. The members in the group chat includes F.T Island leader Choi Joon Hyun, Highlight member Yong Jun Hyung, CNBLUE member Lee Jong Hyun and Big Bang member Seungri. In addition, there were other non celebrities acquaintances and a police authority figure were reportedly listed in the group chat. Jung Joon Young had been sending at least 10 videos and photographs of himself having sexual intercourse with his partners in secret between the year 2015 to 2016. In the group chat, they openly discussed about the videos and photos in an explicit and degrading manner. This resulted in a public outroar regarding the misconduct of these celebrities. The public were outraged with the fact that the celebrities viewed women as sexual objects. Two of these women that were featured in the Spycam claimed that they were unaware that these videos were taken secretly.

Ft.Island leader Choi Joon Hyun admitted to the authorities that he was indeed involved in the dirty chat room as a member. He was accused of commenting on one of the photo that Jung Joon Young send in the chat room, stating that the woman has a “good body shape” and circulating the photograph. He was also involved in a drunk driving case which was covered up by the police and kept from the public. This bribery was revealed in the group chat. Shortly after, he announced his retirement from the Music industry. Ft. Island lead vocalist Lee Hong Ki took this matter to Social media Instagram to express his disappointment with a picture of a dog lying deflated on the floor and commented “given up”.

Korean Boyband Highlight also suffered a blow to their public image and reputation when it was revealed that Yong Jun Hyung was also a member of that dirty group chat which was created by singer Jung Joon Young. He admitted to viewing the videos which Jung Joon Hyun posted on the group chat. 

CNBlue member Lee Jong Hyun was the other celebrity that participated in the group chat. He allegedly shared about his sexual experiences with Jung Joon Hyun and openly discussed about women that they had slept with in the group chat. His agency had issued a statement about his hiatus from the entertainment scene which apparently does not settle well with the general public and the fans even send a petition to FNC Entertainment which represents CNBlue for Lee Jong Hyun to be kick out of the group which mainly comprised of fans that are women. 

Prior to this shocking controveries in the Korean Pop scene, former Sechskies member Kang Sung Hoon was  involved in a fraud case which he allegedly took the money which fans donated for his fan meeting in Japan. However, it was cancelled without any legal explanation. The crime came into light later and his contract with YG Entertainment was terminated. He was later revealed to be mentally ill as he broke into his ex manager house and demand explanation about the fraud. This case was complicated due to the misuse of fund and the fact that Kang Sung Hoon had a past record of fraud. He was later accused of being married to the lady that manage his personal fanclub - Hoony World. He posted a message on the Instagram stating his departure from the boyband Sechskies amidst the controversy. 

DramaQueen’s thoughts

The Korean Entertainment world were shaken with the recent controversies of these celebrities. As a public figure, it was expected of these celebrities to conduct themselves well in the eyes of the general public. However, these poster boys are humans and nobody is perfect in this world. I am not defending them but I do understand that they were constantly surrounded with temptations and pressures. When the temptation of fast money and fame went into their heads, they made wrong decisions which led to serious consequences. 

It is time to stop idolizing these Kpop celebrities because they are merely human. Being a celebrity definitely open up doors of opportunities for them and they may think that they could escape from any form of punishment.  This incident showed a shady side of human in general and it made headlines as these celebrities were well known figures in their respective group.  I hope justice will prevail as the investigation carried on and the non celebrities acquitance in the said chatgroup will be arrested by the authorities. Seungri and Jung Joon Young had since came out to apologise to the general public for the scandal. Jung Joon Young had also promised to hand over the “golden phone” for investigation. Hopefully, this matter will come to light soon and these crimes should serve as a lesson to everyone that nobody is above the law.