Do you still remember the gambling case that involved a former member of BingBang , Seungri? It seems that the South Korean artist’s gambling scandal has now entered a new chapter. This new chapter began with the disclosure of the Whatsapp group chat consisting of Seungri, Jung Joon-young, Choi Jong-hoon (former member of FT Island), and five other group members.
Chat Group Reveals South Korean Artist Gambling Scandal
From the contents of the chat group, it is known that Seungri was involved in a prostitution case, while Jung Joon-young had spread his sex videos on purpose and without his partner’s permission. Meanwhile, Choi Jong-hoon once bribed police officers to ‘keep quiet’ about the one case that ensnared him, namely the case of drunk driving in 2016.
Apparently the contents of the chat group also opened up the gambling scandal of other South Korean artists such as Cha Tae-hyun, who was involved in a gambling case in 2016. This gambling case involving Cha Tae-hyun originated from a chat group called 2 Days & 1 Night which was tracked from Jung Joon-young’s cellphone.
The appearance of the name Cha Tae-hyun is certainly very shocking to the public, especially his fans because this handsome actor is known as a figure with a very good image. The number of haters is very small. Not long after the South Korean artist’s gambling scandal emerged, Cha Tae-hyun finally admitted that it was true that he was involved in the gambling case .
List of Korean Celebrities Who Get Involved in Gambling Scandal
Regarding gambling cases among South Korean celebrities, there are actually several names of senior South Korean celebrities who were involved in the South Korean artist gambling scandal. Are you curious about senior celebrities who were involved? Here’s the list.
Andy Shinhwa is one of the names included in the list of South Korean artist gambling scandals. He first became acquainted with the world of online gambling in 2013. As a result, at that time he had to deal with the police. Because he was proven guilty, Andy Shinhwa was forced to ‘take a break’ from the world of entertainment that had made him big. He returned to his career in 2015.
Tony Ahn H.O.T.
The name of another senior South Korean celebrity who was involved in the South Korean artist gambling scandal, namely Tony Ahn HOT. He was once investigated by the police because he was proven to have participated in an illegal gambling game. He was then sentenced to 1 year. He was also banned from appearing on various TV shows for 2 years. He also returned to fill the entertainment world since 2015.
Lee Soo-geun is a well-known comedian in South Korea. Unfortunately his career had stalled due to the illegal gambling case that caught him. Unlike the two previous senior celebrities, Lee Soo-geun was obliged to pay a fine of 20 billion by the advertising agency that used to make Lee Soo-geun a brand ambassador.
Kim Yong-man is one of the famous variety show stars in South Korea. He was examined as a suspect in the case of the South Korean artist gambling scandal in 2008. Apparently he has been very active in playing online gambling since 2008 as well. As a result of this, he was obliged to pay a fine of 1 billion won. He even admits that it is very difficult to escape from online gambling.
An illegal gambling case involving handsome actor Kim Joon-ho actually happened recently. This case emerged in 2016 via a chat group with the name 2 Days 1 Night. He was proven to have placed a bet on golf ball gambling and managed to win with a prize money of 32 million rupiah. When this case became public, Kim Joon-ho couldn’t help it. As a form of responsibility as a public figure, he then resigned from the South Korean entertainment scene.
Just like Kim Joon-ho, Kim Joon-ho was also involved in a South Korean artist gambling scandal, especially a golf ball gambling which gave him a win in the form of cash of 28 million rupiah. His involvement in online gambling certainly shocked his fans because Kim Joon-ho was known as a calm and kind celebrity. Unable to bear the shame, Kim Joon-ho decided to resign from several film and series projects that would be starring in him.
Wow, it turns out that quite a lot of South Korean artists are involved in illegal gambling cases, ranging from young artists to senior artists. Even though gambling looks fun to play, it seems that gambling has a danger that can befall the players at any time.
Just look at the examples of some of the cases above which all ended tragically, especially the devastating careers of these celebrities. Hopefully we can learn from the bitter experiences of South Korean celebrities above.