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YG Entertainment executives are scrambling today after Korean media hyped reports that 2NE1 member Park Bom was caught attempting to “smuggle” large amounts of narcotics back in 2010, never to be charged after investigators found she had been prescribed with amphetamine.
According to KBS News, Bom allegedly “attempted to smuggle” 82 pills of amphetamine from the United States through FedEx international mail to Seoul, South Korea in October 12, 2010. Korean customs personnel intercepted and flagged the package at Incheon International Airport and traced it back to the 2NE1 singer.
The package was on track to be delivered to a relative.
An investigation into the incident began shortly after an Incheon district prosecutor filed a criminal case on October 19. Bom was never booked for the drug-related crime, and the case was soon suspended on November 30 after investigators found she had a prescription, meaning that charges would not move forward.
Executives at Bom’s parent company, YG Entertainment, have reportedly gathered for an emergency meeting. We are awaiting a statement shortly.
So What Does This Mean In Plain English?
Amphetamine is a strong stimulant that affects the central nervous system, and is currently banned by law for domestic distribution in the United States and South Korea unless prescribed by a licensed professional to treat disorders including narcolepsy or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Park Bom had a prescription for amphetamine, and therefore had the right to possess and send the pills through international mail. If she had failed to obtain or produce a prescription, then prosecutors would have all the justification and evidence needed to charge, fine and eventually jail her on drug-smuggling charges. Thankfully, this doesn’t appear to be the case, and the case was rightfully suspended.
Has This Happened Before?
You bet. Back in 2011, several 2NE1 members were falsely accused of being connected to drug scandals, including Park Bom. The overhyping also followed with Korean media announcing that a list of K-pop celebrities who did drugs was to be released.
Social media erupted after Park Bom’s name was rumored to be on the list. Soon after, YG Entertainment threatened to sue several Korean publications for defamation. The company had issued the following statement:
“Park Bom has absolutely nothing to do with that list. It’s completely false so we just didn’t pay any attention to the rumors. But people started taking it as the truth and so we decided to address the issue with harsh legal measures. The initial rumor-spreader is currently being investigated by the Korean cyber police. We will also file a defamation lawsuit against some of the Korean press that falsely reported on this without enough fact-checking.”
Apparently, old rumors are being dug up again, and we could face a similar legal situation as in 2011.
So next time you see something that looks like a “scandal”, do your research and never accept anything you see without hint of suspicion. Today doesn’t appear to be a great day for (some) K-pop media.
Focus on the good things Park Bom has done, instead of focusing on the bad (or rather something she hasn’t done). Blackjacks know that Park Bom is still and always will be a kind, and sweet person who will always makes Blackjacks laugh. Let’s support her, and stop the hate.