YG vehemently denies its relevance to "Choi Soon Sil Gate" (+ Possibility that 2NE1's comeback will be delayed)
On November 3, YG Entertainment vehemently denied its relevance to "Choi Soon Sil Gate" through an official statement. Let's see what YG announced first.
1. It's not true Jang Siho has worked in YG Entertainment.
2. Psy is never acquainted with Jang Siho. They've never even met, and they don't know each other.
3. Psy is not a member of Whirl Wind Soccer Club.
Well, YG made the official announcement to retort an argument against Korean lawmaker Ahn Minsuk, who appeared on tbs' "Kim Eujun's news factory" on November 3. Check out what he said on the program.
"There are suspicious circumstances that Choi Soon Sil and her sister's daughter Jang Siho have tried to seize power in the entertainment world. 10 years ago, Choi Soon Sil and her sister Choi Soon Deuk treated the members of Whirl Wind Soccer Club to meals, while many popular entertainers are in the club. That's how they made connections with entertainers. And Choi Soon Deuk is now giving full support to a big agency. The head of the agency is the one who is so popular among young people.(He didn't mention the name) And a famous singer, who is very intimate with Choi Soon Sil and Jang Siho has performed so many times at the international events as if he was the representative kpop singer.(He didn't mention the singer's name either) He is a good singer, but I can't understand why he always has been chosen as the representative kpop singer because there are so many other singers who are as popular as him. I mean, everything was thanks to Choi Soon Sil. It's not my opinion. It's fact."
You know, Korean prosecutors are now continuing with their raid of the presidential office in search of documents related to Choi Soon Sil, who is suspected of meddling in state affairs as President Park Geun Hye’s confidant.
In this situation, YG is suspected of having relevance to the political scandal. There are some reasons for it. First, famous music video director Cha Eun Taek, who is very close to Choi Soon Sil has filmed some music videos of YG artists' songs including BIGBANG's "Lies" and Psy's "Hangover," while it is said that he has recommended to the President Yang Hyun Suk's brother Yang Min Suk as the key member of Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment. Second, it is suspected that Choi Soon Sil's sister's daughter Jang Siho has done her internship in YG even though she was not qualified as the agency's intern at all, while it is also suspected that the daughter of Cho Yoon Sun, the minister of Culture, has done her internship in the agency. Lastly, BIGBANG, the representative boy group of YG has been named an honorary ambassador for CREATIVE KOREA campaign which was directed by Choi Soon Sil last August.
For now, nothing about YG's relevance to "Choi Soon Sil Gate" has been found to be true, while YG is denying everything.
By the way, people in the kpop world are now raising the possibility that 2NE1's comeback will be delayed due to the political scandal and the suspicions surrounding YG.
You know, 2NE1's Park Bom has been mixed up in a drug scandal 2 years ago. However, the prosecutors and police didn't investigate the accident thoroughly. The prosecution even didn't prosecute Park Bom.
So, as a suspicion has been raised that YG has a special tie with Choi Soon Sil, people began to believe that Park Bom could escape punishment thanks to the President Park Geun Hye’s confidant, while the public criticism against the kpop star is getting stronger again.
Since Minzy left 2NE1, the rest 3 members, CL, Sandara Park and Park Bom have been preparing for their comeback. However, they can't just release their new album in the situation that a firestorm of criticism is directed at one of them. That's why people in the kpop world are now raising the possibility that 2NE1's comeback will be delayed, while it seems that it will take a considerable time until they'll be fully ready to be back.