A controversy over Park Bom's real age is just due to MBC's silly mistake
On April 24, MBC's "PD Note" reported on Park Bom's drug scandal, raising a doubt that she had escaped the punishment illegally. Well, it's an old issue, you know. The female k-pop star was mixed up in a drug scandal years ago. At the time, the police even didn't prosecute her, and there was a lot of controversy over it.
Actually, "PD Note" reported nothing new about the drug scandal. That's why many people wondered why MBC had brought up the old issue again.
By the way, after the broadcast, an unexpected controversy arose over Park Bom's real age. While reporting on Park Bom's drug scandal, the production crew of "PD Note" showed the caption that read "31 years old at that time". Park Bom was mixed up in a drug scandal in 2010, and if the caption were correct, yeah, it means she was born in 1979, while it's written that she was born in 1984 on her profile.
After the broadcast, some people began to attack her, saying she lied about her age. However, if you were a fan of 2NE1 and knew well about Park Bom, you would know that it really was a stupid argument.
Think about it. Cellist Park Go Un, older sister of Park Bom, was born in 1980. If Park Bom had been born in 1979 and lied about her age, yeah, it means she's older than her older sister. Does it make sense? Never.
Then why do you think the production crew of "PD Note" showed the caption that read "31 years old at that time"? Actually, it was their silly mistake. They just copied the caption from an article by a daily newspaper but overlooked the important fact that the article had been written in 2014, not in 2010. Do you think the production crew know very well about Park Bom and have much information about her? No, never. As I said, they just copied the caption from the article without thinking.
Do you still think Park was born in 1979 and she's almost 40 now? No, again, the controversy over Park Bom's real age was just due to MBC's silly mistake.