Only a few Big Bang‘s Seungri announced he was retiring from K-Pop after being accused of running a prostitution ring at his Seoul club, singer Jung Joon-Sung has been convicted for illegally distributing sex videos which he filmed without consent. “I filmed women without their consent and shared it in a chatroom, and while I was doing so I didn’t feel a great sense of guilt,” Joon-Sung said in his statement to the police, also adding, “I admit to all my crimes.”
The singer had been a member of a chatroom where a handful of men shared videos of women, one being former Big Bang member Seungri, which police is now investigating further. Since the shocking reveal, rumors that a member of the popular boy band EXO was involved in the chatroom have surfaced, which were immediately shut down by the talent agency SM Entertainment, saying “It is a groundless rumour.”
It remains to see how the situation will unfold, but as women’s rights activist Bae Bok-ju told The Guardian, “This case just shows that male K-pop stars are no exception when it comes to being part of this very disturbing reality that exploits women."