Worst K-Pop Scandals Of 2018
Unfortunate as it is, not a year seems to ever pass by without a scandal erupting within the K-Pop scene.
Something big always seems to blow up in our faces just when we thought that the storm has passed by. The year of 2018 was another year filled with scandals in K-Pop, some of which were incidents we’ve never seen happening before in the past.
You can check them out below!
The Ridiculous Long List Of Idols Caught Up In #DebtToo Scandals
Remember, pay off your debt if you don’t want to end up being accused like these celebrities’ parents.
Microdot, DOK2, Tiffany, Ma DongSeok, Rain, WheeIn (MAMAMOO), MinHyuk (BTOB) were some of the celebrities whose parents had unpaid debts. While we initially thought that it would be the end after a couple were accused, it was unbelievable to see so many celebrities’ parents getting called out consecutively one after the other.
Lee SeoWon’s Sexual Harassment Case
This incident took us by surprise as Lee SeoWon was the last person we’d ever think was involved in a sexual harassment case. According the story, Lee SeoWon was out drinking with a female celebrity friend and allegedly made unwanted sexual advances towards her. It was then alleged that he threatened her with a weapon when the female celebrity attempted to call her boyfriend for help. He has so far stated that he cannot remember anything because he was too drunk. The case is still ongoing.
Goo Hara And Choi JongBum’s Sex Tape Scandal
The scandal involving actress Goo Hara and her ex-boyfriend Choi JongBum pretty much shook up South Korea and is still ongoing. Both claimed to be victims of assault during an altercation that took place when Choi was breaking up with the actress after discovering that she lied about who she was meeting for lunch. Both had visible signs of injuries, Choi having scars on his face and Goo Hara having bruises all over her arm and legs. Goo Hara was also seen kneeling in front of Choi in a CCTV footage, and it has been alleged that she was begging him not to leak a sex tape that they filmed during their relationship. Choi JungBum revealed that it was Goo Hara herself who suggested filming the sex tape. However, additional video clips were found after police investigations, most of which were taken without Goo Hara’s consent.
TST KyeongHa Exposed For Sexual Harassment
Incidents involving sexual harassment has been appearing more frequently within the K-Pop scene. And it was even more shocking when K-Pop fans discovered that TST member KyeongHa was guilty of sexually harassing a girl before his debut. He was eventually expelled from the group. Guess we won’t be seeing much this guy any more.
The East Light Abused For Nearly Four Years
Who would have known what these idols were going through all this time? The nation was in shock when it discovered that The East Light members were being physically abused by a producer in their agency Media Line Entertainment. On some occasions, band leader Lee SukChul claimed that the producer would strangle them with electric guitar wires and beat them with baseball bats, causing bloody injuries to the head. The idol also claimed that CEO of Media Line Entertainment, Kim ChangHwan, was aware that these abuses were ongoing, but never intervened. The producer responsible for the abuse has been arrested and awaits trial.