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Seungri draws criticism for promoting his fan meeting amid 'Burning Sun' scandal

The controversy surrounding the 'Burning Sun' club continues to explode.

Police have begun an internal investigation into sexual intercourse images that are believed to have been filmed in the club's VIP room and Seungri is receiving a lot of heat for making a post promoting his overseas fan meeting on SNS.

On February 8th, Lee Mun-ho CEO of Burning Sun said in an interview with Asia Economy, "Recently there's been a video circulating the internet and we don't know how it was leaked," Lee said. "We decided to close the controversial VIP room, however, regarding the suspicion of drug use at the club we are planning to sue all the employees who raised allegations. Everything except the assault is unfounded rumors."

As the controversy grew the Police also launched an internal investigation. An official from the Cyber Investigation Service of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said on the 8th, "We are currently investigating the video circulating on the internet. We are planning to look at how the video was leaked and whether the images shown in the video are correct." The Burning Sun incident that originally began over an assault charge has spread to various disturbing allegations including collusion with police, prostitution, and drug suspicions.

"I was not at the scene at the time, I only heard about the incident from a staff a few days later," Seungri shared on his Instagram on the 2nd. "I was shocked to see the video of the situation through the media. I sincerely apologize to the victim who was hurt by this incident and I apologize and hope that his mind and body wounds will heal as soon as possible." However, the suspicions that have been raised through the media didn't give a clear answer and raised the public's doubts even more.

As the sex videos circulated and the public's distrust grew, Seungri shared a poster promoting his Jakarta fan meeting on his Instagram on the 8th. Seungri had said that he would be responsible from the beginning however after 5 days of no activity the public is expressing anger about him promoting his fan meeting saying, "Is this the attitude of someone taking responsibility?"


Stay tuned for updates. 

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looveLess 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

*rolls eyes at netizens*

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Secretninja312 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

OMFG GET OVER IT! HE WASNT INVOLVED

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AtlMonbebe15 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Let that man live. He isn’t involved. Find another celebrity to harass.

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Not_interested 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Next on AKP

Seungri criticized for breathing. XD

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DG522 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Oh for the love of....

What is he supposed to do? Lock himself up in his house and never leave? He's doing his job.

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ParktomyJimin 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

He's just doing his job? I dont see the problem? Y'all are crazy man. So because of a scandal you mean he has to lose millions and cant even do what he loves and sing at HIS OWN DAMN CONCERT? Crazy netizens I tell you smh

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T_Jazz 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

After reading the news yesterday about The National Enquirer vs. Jeff Bezos, I keep thinking about the drama, 'Tabloid Truth,' and wonder if there's someone who wants to drag Seungri down and why.


Honestly, as if a young man with an entrepreneurial spirit is so singular minded that he won't continue to carry out his business(es) because of an incident that occurred (past tense) in which he can no longer do anything about it except to allow justice to prevail.


Seriously, the worst he can be condemned for is neglect (and trusting and depending on others). Since he spent so much time last year on his solo effort, how could he have possibly been hands on front line supervisory -- which is not the role of an executive anyway.

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BBFOR5VER 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Netizens and haters seriously need to STFU! Leave the man alone

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Night94 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

tbh based on his actions it seems as though seungri doesn't feel affected by these allegations. If he were guilty tbh i believe he would've halted all activities and after the instagram apology remained silent and waited for the investigation to be concluded. But he didnt and even added a new concert date confidently which kinda shows how its as if the burning sun scandal isnt related to him as he isnt phased/affected by its possible outcome.

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Fumi_Wang 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

not even a Seungri fan but netizens are hella annoying damn

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BIGBANG_VIP_4eva 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Usually it would be expected for idols to hold off on promotions during a scandal. And usually I’d agree. But he can’t, he’s about to enlist he can’t just cancel all promotions especially when he’s not involved in any major part of the investigations. He has no choice but to finish up promotions. He’ll be enlisting within the coming months, he can’t cancel that, he has to go therefore, he has to finish up his tour and promotions.

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tristanah 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

"Is this the attitude of someone taking responsibility?" You netizen ask someone to take responsibility but you, yourself, never take responsibility for your allegations against them, you never expose voluntarily your identity to face them so you're just an hypocrite coward who think that is above the law since SK society is giving you too much power. Unfortunately, the dictatorship of netizens are realer than real.

The investigation is ongoing, Lee Seung Hyun isn't indicted for anything so he is a free citizen, why should Seungri drop his activities to give those nameless more power and satisfaction? It would be as if he would confirm that their allegations aren't baseless.

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kpoplolita 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

He is not responsible u turdbags ... he isn’t even there and not even good at managing, but u will stillcrucify him for errors made by OTHER ADULTS. fuck yall

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ikindalovekpop 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

These people should focus on helping the individuals stuck in sex slave industry rather then bashing people on the internet.

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Book_Geek 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

First off, I’m a victim of molestation, an incident that happened when I was in middle school. There is nothing scarier than feeling powerless, vulnerable, and scarred. It damages you. Because of this, I understand on a personal level what a victim would be feeling.


That said, there’s an ongoing investigation to determine what happened at BS and how deeply each and every person was involved. Until there is concrete evidence to suggest guilt (where ever the guilt may lie and whoever the guilty may be), it seems ridiculous to troll someone’s social media accounts. What Justice can you get from criticizing a promotional post? Does it help the victims? How does damaging someone whose involvement is still uncertain help anyone?


Don’t create more victims by lashing out until there’s something concrete to lash out about.


I have a friend in the entertainment industry. Not in Korea, but I’m assuming it’s similar. Most industry professionals (at least the ones I’m familiar with) don’t have complete control of even their personal accounts. They are either run by publicists, or they are allowed to post personal posts as long as they also promote for their companies and etc. when told or when there’s a need.


At this point, what matters is discovering the truth about what happened. Until then, tearing someone down for promoting just seems childish. For all anyone knows, it was a requirement for him to share.


What’s going on seems to be an issue in the club scene and that needs to be fixed. That’s where the attention needs to go.

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CamelKnight 14 days ago 2
14 days ago

Tip to Seungri: add a simple line to that poster which says "All proceeds of this event will go towards victims of assault". Turn the entire thing around, get more fans, and make more money in the end.

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Juve_nile 14 days ago 1
14 days ago

All? Damn thats too much

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CamelKnight 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Why? It shows he cares about the subject and it's not like he's not already loaded. He can suffer the financial loss. He can't suffer the loss of his rep though.

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red_beryl 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

I quit being a fan, and any self respecting person would do the same. Either being a ceo of this messy club or being its face = attracting more big bang fans who could've gotten hurt too. So he doesn't give a crap about us nor it seems he has any shame.

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pink_oracle 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

He's BB, they're halo's are literally unmovable.

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Vip_Sine 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Bon courage à Seungri

Laissons faire l'enquête

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123PoP 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

HE WASNT INVOLVED? I SWEAR FAN GIRLS ARE STUPID. He knew what was happening and he left. Who the duck promotes a club known for shit like raped and drugs?? All who worked their should suffer the consequences.

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2jelooppar 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Wow he really dgaf...

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jjungie 14 days ago 3
14 days ago

He absolutely deserves the criticism he’s getting. He is the owner of burning sun, with victims coming forward saying they were drugged and sexually harrassed. This isn’t just a small thing you idiots. Are half of you brain dead? If i owned that hell hole, i’d be doing everything in my power to get those girls justice. He’s not even stopping the ceo from suing them. Some damn role model he is.

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GD_Amber 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

And for the million time he had nothing to do with what's happening, he was just the face and promoter of the place. As for the issues and victims, there is on-going investigation, and they will (hopefully) solve everything and see who's guilty. So instead of forcing your negativity on Seungri, go put your efforts on the actual issues anf the CEOs and victims.

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kpoplolita 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Congrats u can’t read and don’t know facts. Congratulations sir McTurd

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T_Jazz 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

Why is an entertainer a "role model?" Did the performer go on stage and make a request to the audience, "live your life like mine?" Please link me that video because I can't recall ever seeing one.


PARENTS are role models. All others (athletes, teachers,...) are merely doing their jobs and living their lives.

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zadeepzone 14 days ago 2
14 days ago

human trash .I hope the police investigation will convict him

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T_Jazz 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

...but then again...


This remark is a stark reminder that idolaters consider dating scandalous.


It also reminds me that it really hasn't been that long since The Republic was an oppressive and oppressed society. And grandparents of participants on this site (especially the oft mentioned "netizens") lived under colonial rule.

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Night94 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

The right way of thinking is to hope police investigation will convict the criminals who are truly responsible whether that is seungri or not is yet to be determined but you cant jump the gun and wish to throw a guy famous or not into the fire until the case has officially concluded.

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