Microdot, DOK2, Rain, And Now Mamamoo WheeIn Next To Be Caught In Parent’s Debt Scandal
There’s a saying that states “it never rains but pours”. Such proves to be true at the moment for K-Pop, as Mamamoo member WheeIn‘s father is the latest parent to be involved in a debt scandal, following rapper Microdot‘s parents, rapper DOK2‘s mother, and singer Rain‘s parents. Even scandals of the past involving iKON‘s B.I‘s father’s embezzlement incident has been brought back to life again as a conversation topic on some online communities.
Much like the #METOO movement, the recent series of events have been labeled as the #DebtToo movement, while some netizens are calling these celebrities as ‘stolen spoon babies’ rather than ‘silver spoon babies’.
An anonymous person has came forth stating that WheeIn’s father borrowed 20 million KRW from the his or her father back in 2016, making false promises and guarantees that he would be able to pay back the debt because “his daughter was in a famous K-Pop girl group”. But what is even more shocking is that the father was diagnosed with stage three pancreatic cancer due to the stress incurred from having lost so much money.
It has been revealed that the father tragically passed away years ago. The child of the father, also the person who has brought forth the accusation, stated that insurance funds received upon the death of the father was used to build a legal case against WheeIn’s father.
Below is a court order that states WheeIn’s father must pay 17,729,000 KRW, while also stating that the interest rate would increase to 15% should the debt not be paid back by August 8th, 2017.