One of the most controversial scandals in Korean Entertainment is making headlines once again. The Burning Sun scandal, or the Burning Sun Gate, was one of the most shocking events that surfaced in 2019 involving many names of then-A-listers of K-pop. If you are wondering why the news is currently relevant, well, thanks to a newly released documentary by BBC based on the events of the horrifying incident. The newly released documentary highlights the efforts of two female journalists who broke the news to the public in 2019. BIGBANG’s Taeyang Joins Ex Bandmate Daesung’s First Solo Fan Meet D’s Road in Seoul, Performs to His Hit Track ‘Eyes Nose Lips’ (See Pics and Watch Video).

The Burning Sun Scandal

The scandal dates back to 2019 when a clubgoer was assaulted at the Burning Sun nightclub. One of the club's owners was legendary K-pop group BIGBANG's Seungri. The victim had revealed that he was assaulted when he tried to save a woman from being sexually harassed at the club. Investigations into the matter led to a horrifying list of crimes committed by a few popular K-pop idols. It was revealed that women were drugged and raped by VIP clients of the club. Not only that, the heinous acts were even tapped without their consent, which were then circulated in private chatrooms.

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K-Pop Stars Involved?

Former BIGBANG member Seungri was a key figure in the scandal due to his partial ownership of the club involved. He was charged with soliciting prostitution, gambling, and embezzlement, leading to a prison sentence of nearly two years. On the other hand, ever since he was accused of the crime, fans have maintained that he was wrongly framed in the incident and faced an unfair trial in a sensationalised witch hunt. Singer-songwriter Jung Joon-Young had set up the group chat, which circulated images and videos of women being assaulted and sexually abused under the influence of drugs. Jung was sentenced to six years in prison for drugging one of his fans and gang-raping her with other VIP clients.

Goo Hara's Involvement

Late singer Goo Hara played a crucial role in uncovering the mysteries behind the scandal. It was revealed in the documentary that she provided important leads regarding the incident to the police officials. Unfortunately, the singer took her own life in 2019 after getting embroiled in a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend. K-Pop Singer Seungri From Big Bang Quits After Allegations of Supplying Prostitutes in Nightclubs Go Viral, Check His Emotional Post.

BBC's latest documentary has illuminated the dark activities within the South Korean entertainment industry. It also sends a clear message to fans, urging them to actively fight against the misogynistic standards and expectations set by society.

 

 

 

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