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Posted by exocomebaek AKP STAFF 8 days ago

[OP-ED] Why is Seungri being disrespected and mistreated?

[OP-ED This post reflects the opinions of the author and not those of allkpop.]


Seungri, who is the maknae of none other than Big Bang, is currently being mistreated and disrespected while he is on his final solo tour before he enlists. In this article, I hope to bring up points as to what has happened to make me and other fans think so, why I think Seungri deserves better from YG.

Firstly, I think the point that really caught people’s attention would be the fact that Seungri admitted that Yang Hyun Suk didn’t give him any backup dancers and told him to perform alone for his current solo concert since he was ‘The Great Seungri’. It was also revealed shortly after that all of his stylists were sent to work with Black Pink instead, leaving him with no stylist, no band and only 2 backup dancers. At this, many people were already extremely upset and angry that Seungri, as a senior artist was being so disrespected and mistreated by his own entertainment label. To add on, Seungri mentioned how YG called him while he was on tour and mentioned how he didn’t even know Seungri was on tour. This again is atrocious as he didn’t even bother to care about the whereabouts of an idol who he is supposed to be managing. Seungri, who was one of the 5 members of Big Bang has been YG’s cash cow and part of one of the biggest K-pop boy groups of the past decade, and many fans find it ridiculous that YG could treat Seungri like this now that his other members are serving their military service. Big Bang was one of the groups that practically put YG on the map as one of the Big 3 Entertainment companies and yet Seungri is not being treated the way he should as a top tier idol in K-pop.

Next, after news that he was left with minimal backup dancers and stylists to perform on his own, many fans trended #Seungrideservesbetter worldwide and spammed Yang Hyun Suk’s Instagram with comments to tell him to respect Seungri. Because of this, Yang Hyun Suk reportedly made Seungri apologize in an Instagram post. Seungri, in the end, posted a message saying "I'll put an end to the controversy. I'm sorry for everything. I wanted to be funny, and I think I went a bit overboard." After this, Seungri also mentioned in another one of his shows about how he would have to wait for his turn to use the recording booth, and he acted out how he would have to wait for everyone in the company to be done before he had a chance. This referred to not only Black Pink, WINNER, and iKON which are junior groups that have already debuted but also trainee groups that have not even debuted. Once again, everyone was so angry at this revelation because Seungri was not given the basic respect that a senior artist should be getting.

The only thing worth giving credit to Yang Hyun Suk for would be the fact he spoke up about the Seungri ‘Burning Club’ scandal, helping to explain the situation when the controversy was being blown up. In his statement, he explained where Seungri was at the time of the incident, how Seungri was apologetic for the trouble but how he was asked not to say anything till the investigation was complete and how Seungri was tested for drugs but the results came back negative. The conclusion of the burning sun scandal was that Seungri is not actually involved in the situation but he is associated to the whole situation due to his name being tied to the club by association since he is an investor. (For people who are unsure of the full story)The full explanation of the burning sun scandal can be found here.

After all of this that happened to Seungri, with the scandal he is involved in putting an additional strain to his reputation, his ticket sales for his solo concert have been affected. Due to the 'Burning sun' scandal, fans have even gone as far as to sell away their tickets to boycott Seungri, even though it has been proven that he was not directly involved. This, plus the lack of promotions that Seungri has had for his shows, has to lead to lower ticket sales than expected. Fans were outraged at how little to no promotions were done to promote his tour to the other Southeast Asian countries. In Manila, VIPS had to come up with money from their own pockets to fund advertisements for Seungri on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Fans also were the ones who requested for local news sites to feature Seungri and his upcoming concert details on their websites since he was getting the bare minimal amount of promotions. Also, apparently the news of his concert was only released barely about a month from the date of his actual performance, resulting in many fans being outraged at how little time they had to get the word out. Seungri has been working extremely hard for his final few stages before he enlists for the next two years and yet his efforts are going to waste because there are no promotions for his concert and he is also given so little support for his concert, with little to no stylists and dancers.

In Singapore, Seungri’s concert will be happening on February 23 and he will be offering an individual photo session with 50 people who purchase his cat 1 tickets and a group photo session in groups of 10 with 50 people who purchase his cat 2 tickets. This is an amazing deal and when I heard of it I was honestly shocked to realize that the tickets for both categories were still not selling out. It is 10 days to the concert and yet the tickets for both categories are still not sold out. Seungri is performing in a 5,000 seat arena and yet all the categories are still available. Being a fan in Singapore, I really tried to figure out how this could be possible because Big Bang is so famous here and when G-Dragon came to Singapore in 2017, he sold out 2 nights at 7,500 seat arenas, it doesn’t make sense that Seungri’s tickets are selling so badly. But that is when I did some research and found out that there is a severe lack of promotions for him resulting in many people not even knowing he was coming. At this point, there is no coverage about him coming, much less the fan benefits he was offering for his concert.

What I am writing this article for is to call for attention to be placed on Seungri because he didn’t work so hard for his efforts to go to waste. Big Bang is an amazing band that succeeded because of every single one of their members, every one of them shines brightly in Big Bang. Just because 4 of the members have enlisted, please still remember to support Seungri and give him the love he deserves. Seungri still has the last few legs of his concert to go and there are still tickets available. Singapore concert tickets can be purchased here, Japan tickets can be bought here and here and pricing and information for his Jakarta tickets can be found here. I hope Seungri’s tour is a successful one before he enlists because that is only what he deserves!

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vipic88 8 days ago 3
8 days ago

he really doesn't deserve any of this. please support our maknae!

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red_beryl 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

He doesn't deserve to be treated like shit by YG but he does deserve the backlash for the club scandal

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vipic88 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

we'll just have to agree to disagree on that one.

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cikehazig (Banned) 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

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HolyGrailz 8 days ago 2
8 days ago

I said it years ago YG only cares about GD. That's his golden boy his real money maker. Been said the others should leave the company.

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yorudab (Banned) 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

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MemoQ 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

YG only cares about himself! He did shit for GD tour in 2017,and literally did no promotion in North America and Europe, it was VIPs and western media outlets who did all the work! And in GD army scandal YG again did shit, and didn't protect him at all, and all vips were really mad and sending their voices to YG and all YG did was spreading lies that hurt gd... Yeah he really cares about him...

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Rosie1140 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Big bang is the best k pop boy band ever. let's support poor maknae.

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teleri 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Poor Seungri!!! He needs all VIPs support

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just_read 8 days ago 2
8 days ago

Do Koreans and Kpop fans have a different definition for the words "disrespected" and "mistreated"? These points are too mild to be called a disrespect or a mistreatment. LOL. Support Seungri and promote his shows all you can --- BUT please stop playing the pity card for him as if he's one of those idols who were starved and abused.

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ATA 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

THIS! VIP is the only fandom I claim, and I freaking love Seungri. Seungri is being underpromoted and mismanaged on this second leg of his tour BUT I hate the word mistreated and disrespected. In a wider perspective, when you look at the whole kpop industry, there are so many groups that are actually being mistreated and disrespected. People are being hit, sexually and mentally abused, being forced to starve and forced to prostitute themselves, forced to do ultra sexy concepts against their will. That's what it means to be mistreated. Does Seungri deserve better? 100% definitely. But call it what it is, don't make him look pitiful.

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Geodude 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

why are you here, if you don't like Bigbangs Seungri, keep it to yourself, your opinion is mute

Try finding something else to do with your time, i wonder how many people you rubbish on comment pages, because of your moronic idiocy. Sad fool

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Y_C_Lee 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

YG is a dick.

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Geodude 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Go find somewhere else to play, your point is mute. If you're not into Bigbang, then why are you giving one of its members your unwanted opinion. Think what you want, but keep it to yourself.😠

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Gold_Chilli 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

They need to take Yang Hyun Suk out behind the wood shed and teach him what respect ✊ is.

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KimcheeRamen 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

he could have mitigated the issues if he just told the reality and not act like some virgin whos never banged anyone. only a lying retard doesn't know gangnam clubs don't have hookers and drug use. he's an idol and hes used hookers. agencies funnel idols to hooker shop on a regular basis. unless you fanatics think that bunch of horny 20 years just jerk off and play PC games for 6 year contracts. idols are human and need release. if seungy just said he new this stuff happens but i didn't know about this specific incident then fans wouldn't call him out etc. but to protect his pure image he essentially says hes a retard and just came to the club to dj and leave. stupid.

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MemoQ 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

It's not only the awful way YG treating him, but also the witch hunt that's been going on, media just wanted to cover huge scandal so they'll always use Idols, and this time it's Seungri name. I feel sorry for him, he's going through so much, he deserve better

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krell 8 days ago 11
8 days ago

The SAD reality, is that SEUNGRI did NOT ever need to associate himself with BURNING SUN Club. That decision by SUENGRI, to be some kind of CLUB DIRECTOR (?) was his CHOICE to do that. So, NOT LIKELY that SEUNGRI will ever be actually 'beyond doubt' LINKED to any 'Illegal Drugs' or 'Female Abuse' at this CLUB. But again, WHY would SEUNGRI *choose* to place himself in a position, with this 'SCUM CLUB' involvement (linkage), where TROLLS can fairly easily TRASH him, BIGBANG Group, and YGe Agency over it.

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MemoQ 8 days ago 10
8 days ago

He already explained why, but you are too dumb and blind to ge read the actual truth.

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krell 8 days ago 9
8 days ago

BIGBANG FANS choose to accept SEUNGRI's explanations. Others are NOT so clear on WHY that SEUNGRI would place himself in a 'Guilt by Association' situation with BURNING SUN Club. And my GUESS is that PAPA YG CEO is making much that same observation with regard to SEUNGRI now ... Anyway, NOBODY in JAPAN cares about ANY of it. And JAPAN is where BIGBANG earns their BIG MONEY income doing DOME CONCERTS.

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tennistensai 8 days ago 1
8 days ago

I would have to call out the so-called fans in Singapore though. I'm not a VIP and doesn't live in SG, but even I know he's coming for a concert.

In Korea yes I agree he should be getting a huge promotion to establish himself as a solo artist. But generally Southeast Asia tour doesn't have much ads for them, it's really fans keep themselves updated.


I am.not a big fan of papa YG, but the reason he knows what's going on with other artists it's cause THEY tell him what's going on. Yeah, reality sucks people but your boss doesn't always ask u what's up. You kinda have to update him if u want him to know.

With the dancers thing, that's super unfair. To think that YG have such lack of dancers that they can't even afford having enough people to work at 2 ongoing tour?!

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MemoQ 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

They announced the concert in less than a month!!! After holidays, when fans already spent their money! People have obligations and not all of them rich to easily get tickets, and BIGBANG is known in public, how the public going to know a member is coming when their is no promotion at all?

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EunjaeeKim 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

I hope that he gets lots of love and i'll always love him no matter what. I'm quite a new VIP and i really love seungri, taeyang, daesung, gdragon and T.O.P oppas. I already care enough about them to even call them my brothers and i'm already emotionally attached so it's very sad to here that seungri-ssi is being treated unfairly ㅠㅠ

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123PoP 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Maybe he knew about the scandal and decided to give up on him lol

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DTRT 5 days ago 0
5 days ago

Pathetic rape oppalogists are trash.

I'm talking to you OP!


Seungri can die in a fire!

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