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Yoo Seung Joon sends a video message to the judge pleading for his ban from Korea to be removed

By KpopJoA   Thursday, January 19, 2017   86,626   2,543   100



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It has been 15 years since Yoo Seung Joon was banned from Korea.

On January 19, a second hearing was held in Los Angeles for the singer's visa issuance cancellation suit.  Yoo Seung Jun's legal representative presented a video message of the singer's declaration.  

A representative of Yoo Seung Jun stated, "Yoo Seung Jun claimed, 'I really want my voice to be heard', and prepared a 15-minute video clip."  It has been reported that the footage contained a message directly from the singer expressing his thoughts and current conditions since his prohibition from entering his homeland, Korea.

Giving up his Korean citizenship and obtaining a U.S. citizenship in order to be exempt from serving in the mandatory Korean military service, the singer received much criticism for his actions back in 2002, leading to a huge plunge in his music career as it was at its peak coming from the 90s.  As a result, he was forced to leave Korea and has been banned from the country ever since.

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808b Saturday, January 21, 2017

He was happy until the orange

3percenter Friday, January 20, 2017

Unless every other person (like chaebol princes and politicians' kids) who has done the same as this guy is similarly banned for all eternity, then at least from a legal standpoint, the ban is indefensible. However justified the Korean government's position may be, in a society that values the rule of law and fair application of justice, punishing one individual differently than everyone else simply because he was a celebrity, is wrong. This guy should be treated like any other draft dodger is.

littlefix Friday, January 20, 2017

No no no.. My friends looked up to this guy when were growing up.. Like being a good citizen who's in love with his country. He paraded in television, in his appearances how he love Korea and how he'll enlist. But just a month before enlistment, he shoved that away and swear his loyalty to the US.  I might've been easy on him a little if he did this while he's still pretty active in China.. but he did not. And he did all these begging too after he is over the age of conscription - meaning he can't serve in the army anymore.

jennkyube Friday, January 20, 2017

And the Daesang goes to.......Like seriously, dude. Stop being an embarrassment to your children. Accept the fact that your action has consequences and move on.

RizalmieHisham Friday, January 20, 2017

Why not Korean government just offer him couple of year jail time to repay his betrayal for permission to set foot back in Korea? This guy wana came back cuz he wanna make money. Otherwise he'll never even bothered.

vincentrob11 Friday, January 20, 2017

Just let him back into Korea so he can see his family again! It's just sad and makes me angry how nobody is doing anything for this poor guy! It's been 15 years now, remove his ban so he can go on with his life!

starempress vincentrob11 Friday, January 20, 2017

his family is all in the US with him... part of the reason why people are so annoyed is that apparently, before he jumped ship, he was the ambassador for enlisting or something like that, so to be the one to give up citizenship just to avoid enlisting...

thefabcat92 vincentrob11 Friday, January 20, 2017

clearly you don't have a clue what happened. please do some research before you symphatize with this guy

vincentrob11 thefabcat92 Friday, January 20, 2017

I looked him up. I know who he is.

YoUrAvErAgEVIP Friday, January 20, 2017

Lol in Korea Military Service is like Going to school from 4 to 16. You have to do it. Grow up dont be a baby.

CamelKnight Friday, January 20, 2017

*sarcastic mode on* Awwwww he's really sorry! *sarcastic mode off* Now if only we would believe you. You dodged military, boasted about it and now you're paying the price you're sorry? Sorry bud, too little, too late. Enjoy your life in the States, many people do. Stop thinking about what cannot be and focus on what can be. I hear Trump needs people to build a wall...

littlemissnoname CamelKnight Friday, January 20, 2017

Are you korean? Friday, January 20, 2017

But the last time he did this, his dumbass forgot to turn off the livestream and he was cursing and stopped his fake crying. Smh

dreambigger Friday, January 20, 2017

your voice is heard, but everybody choose to ignore it

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