Posted by Sophie-Ha Monday, December 21, 2020

"BTOB's image is ruined now," How Korean netizens are reacting to Ilhoon's drug allegations


Just yesterday, news broke out that BTOB's Ilhoon has been investigated for allegedly smoking marijuana.

Channel A news reported on December 21 KST that police received acquaintance statements and used account tracking to confirm the idol had smoked marijuana with his acquaintances several times from four to five years ago to last year. 

Drugs were also detected in hair tests. Police also have secured circumstantial evidence that Ilhoon purchased marijuana with virtual currency rather than cash to avoid tracking.

Ilhoon was discovered while police were doing drug investigations earlier this year. Police stated Ilhoon would pay a broker in cash and that broker would change the money into virtual currency to purchase the drugs.

After the news spread across the media, Korean netizens couldn't hide their shock and disappointment as the group BTOB had a clean image. Many netizens shared their disappointment and commented, "Man, BTOB's image is ruined now. They did so well until now without any controversies," "He did it repetitively over five years... that's too much," "I really liked BTOB, and I really liked Ilhoon's 'She's Gone,' but now I'm so mad that this happened," "Is this true though? I can't believe it because BTOB never did this kind of thing," "I really hope it was only Ilhoon who smoked marijuana, I really liked the group," "I wonder if they broke this news to cover someone else's controversy..." and "Wasn't this from July? I think this is to cover the controversy with the president's son. lol."

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claral6,206 pts Monday, December 21, 2020 1
Monday, December 21, 2020

It would be nice if people waited before everything is investigated and proved before assuming A or B. If indeed he did, he must be first judged by it and than sentenced and carry his sentence through. It doesn't mean he did it with the rest of the band members or they knew about it and therefore they all should be cancelled. Wait at least for the final investigation before assuming. I refuse to stop listen to music from an artist who's biggest crime (yes i know its illegal in SK) was hurting himself. Half of the american musicians and artists and across of the world would be out of business now... and to think of the master pieces we would have missed.

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just_here_4_fun1,573 pts Monday, December 21, 2020 11
Monday, December 21, 2020

It's marijuana lmao. There are actual p3dophiles and hard drugs running rampant in the industry and this is what they're mad about?? Prioritization is an important skill to have

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