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College apologizes for inviting YG band amid lingering scandal

Myongji University's student council has come under fire after inviting a K-pop band from scandal-hit YG Entertainment to its Tuesday-Thursday spring festival. Courtesy of YG Entertainment, Myongji University

By Dong Sun-hwa

Myongji University's student council has come under fire after inviting a K-pop band from scandal-hit YG Entertainment to its Tuesday-Thursday spring festival.

The council apologized for inviting iKON on Tuesday, but did not cancel its performance.

YG is at the center of a recent sex/drug scandal that has rocked the K-pop scene and led to the ouster of several K-pop stars, including BIGBANG's Seungri, Jung Joon-young and F.T. Island's Choi Jong-hoon. YG's top executives are also under investigation over alleged tax evasion and other illegalities.

iKON is not involved in the scandal but the behavior has severely tarnished YG's reputation, leaving its musicians unwelcome at festivals.

"We apologize for inviting the band to the festival," the council wrote on its Facebook. "We should have been more careful when selecting entertainers performing in the festival."


Myongji University's student council has come under fire after inviting a K-pop band from scandal-hit YG Entertainment to its Tuesday-Thursday spring festival. Courtesy of YG Entertainment, Myongji University

By Dong Sun-hwa

Myongji University's student council has come under fire after inviting a K-pop band from scandal-hit YG Entertainment to its Tuesday-Thursday spring festival.

The council apologized for inviting iKON on Tuesday, but did not cancel its performance.

YG is at the center of a recent sex/drug scandal that has rocked the K-pop scene and led to the ouster of several K-pop stars, including BIGBANG's Seungri, Jung Joon-young and F.T. Island's Choi Jong-hoon. YG's top executives are also under investigation over alleged tax evasion and other illegalities.

iKON is not involved in the scandal but the behavior has severely tarnished YG's reputation, leaving its musicians unwelcome at festivals.

"We apologize for inviting the band to the festival," the council wrote on its Facebook. "We should have been more careful when selecting entertainers performing in the festival."


Dong Sun-hwa sunhwadong@koreatimes.co.kr


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