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Comedian Song In Hwa sentenced to 6 months' jail + 2 years' suspended sentence for marijuana use

By mountainmadman   Sunday, December 29, 2013   113,499   1,871   285



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Comedian Song In Hwa has been sentenced by the South Korean courts for her use of marijuana.

The sentencing, which gives her six months in prison as well as two years of a suspended sentence, comes after she was found guilty for using marijuana two times - once in a hotel room in Las Vegas and again last July with her older sister.

The sister was also convicted, receiving a harsher sentence in the form of 2 years of prison and three years of suspended sentence.

"Marijuana use by a celebrity is not a light crime given its bad influence on society, but considering the defense's recognition of the crime, her reflection, and the fact that it was only two times, we gave her a suspended sentence," the court ruled.

Song In Hwa has appeared in numerous drama and comedy programs, including SBS's 'It's Okay, Daddy's Girl' and 'Gag Concert'.

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mmmmbish Wednesday, April 8, 2015

wow there are so man dumb fucks defending this hahaha.

Ryanray5050 Monday, February 9, 2015

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Toulue_Vang Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Marijuana use by a celebrity is not a light crime given its bad influence on society"
Fucken koreans and their reasoning lol. Dumb ass fuck.

ryvvyr Thursday, February 13, 2014

I find this ridiculous. Would there be a life sentence for cocaine if weed gets that much time? In 90% of South Korean dramas I've watched, there is excessive alcohol use. So this tells me it's ok to be outright alcoholics, binge-alcoholics but one drag of a blunt and, "OH NO! We got to jail you for this bad, life-hampering deed!" Sad, but looking forward to seeing her in more dramas after her release, albeit, the way this has been handled, speculating it might have a more detrimental affect on her career than it really should.

skiii Wednesday, January 1, 2014

This honestly gave me a few giggles. I'd understand giving some community service and/or probationary period if she did so within SK. Counting her crime from outside the country is putting smoking pot up there with the Nuremberg Principles. It's highly far from a crime against humanity, if that's the case, NO ONE would visit Holland anymore. lol

Side note: I do hope the sister smoked more, if not then what a corrupt case when she's serving a harsher sentence.

jen37 Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SK is very anti-drug! You people have to realize this. Alcohol on the other hand, hmmm....

eager_beaver Monday, December 30, 2013

Why does using it in Las Vegas have any effect on a Korean sentence?

thatexotic Monday, December 30, 2013

What do they mean by suspending 2 years?

aardbei Monday, December 30, 2013

I'm not sure but I think that it means she won't be sent to prison if she does't smoke marijuana again during two years!

crystalplus_vipa Sunday, December 29, 2013

Even though this may seem unfair (and i agree it's a little harsh) but at the same time I find myself wishing they would put this kind of punishment in the's already legal in some states and it's getting to the point where it's not a big deal anymore, and if it does get legal everywhere they need to have strict regulations on it...i'm pretty sure not everyone likes that disgusting smell

asianptwin Sunday, December 29, 2013

Isn't it a bit harsh to sentence one to prison for just using it? I can understand if they were trafficking it but just using it shouldn't be a big deal. A charge or a fine would do enough..

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