Celebrities Are Denied This Privilege After T O Ps Marijuana Scandal

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Celebrities Are Denied This Privilege After T.O.P's Marijuana Scandal
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Celebrities Are Denied This Privilege After T.O.P's Marijuana Scandal

Ever since Big Bang's T.O.P's scandal involving drugs and marijuana, as well as his issues regarding his enlistment in the army, fans and idols have both expressed their concerns. Unfortunately, his actions did not come with out repercussions.

Because of T.O.P's misconduct during his two-year mandatory military service, idols and Korean celebrities are no longer allowed to enlist as conscripted policemen. However, this isn't all T.O.P's doing. The position within the army was already in motion to be removed and abolished from the military a few years ago.

Celebrities no longer able to enlist as a conscripted policeman following T.O.P's marijuana scandal
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Celebrities no longer able to enlist as a conscripted policeman following T.O.P's marijuana scandal

Conscripted policeman will no longer be an option for celebrities' when enlisting in the military.

According to Yonhap News on July 24, the conscripted policeman system will be entirely abolished in the year 2023. The system will be put to an end step by step over the years, and the celebrity conscripted policeman will be the first to be abolished. The police will no longer be choosing a celebrity as conscripted policeman starting 2018. 

It's explained that applications by celebrities for conscripted policeman significantly increased, leading to complaints and criticism about celebrity military enlistment. According to the report, the recent marijuana scandal with Big Bang's T.O.P is assumed to have influenced the decision on the abolishment. 

AOA Jimins N-Word Scandal: Apology Done Right?
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AOA Jimins N-Word Scandal: Apology Done Right?

AOA’s Jimin recently came under fire for saying the N-word. Last week, she uploaded a cover of Nelly’s “Get Like Me” featuring Nicki Minaj and Pharrell Williams onto her Instagram, in which she was heard rapping the N-word. Controversy in the form of comments and shares quickly arose, with one fan even messaging Jimin directly on Instagram to tell the idol about her mistake in using this word. In response, she quickly apologised and deleted the the video.

Regarding Jimin’s apology, I am rather impressed with how prompt her response was. Not only did she recognise and acknowledge her mistake almost immediately after the comments came in, she also apologised personally instead of waiting for her company to do damage control. When responding to the fan’s message on Instagram, she apologised multiple times in English, perhaps in an attempt for international fans to understand her words. This makes her apology seem more genuine and less distant, which is to be appreciated.

Off We Go! Last Pictures of Male Celebrities Before They Report to the Korean Army
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Off We Go! Last Pictures of Male Celebrities Before They Report to the Korean Army

All healthy men of South Korea should proudly walk into the army to fulfill their duty. While they are serving the country for 2 years, we will miss them but know that we will happily welcome them with open arms when they are back on the screen. It is definitely a sacrifice, to invest that time, especially in this industry, where time is gold. Many male celebrities share a common concern where they will be forgotten while they are away from the camera, out of sight, out of mind. However, they are determined to give their all to the country as a humble, honest citizen and we respect them for that.

[★BREAKING] Police release details about T.O.P marijuana scandal
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[★BREAKING] Police release details about T.O.P marijuana scandal

Police have released additional details regarding T.O.Ps marijuana scandal. Earlier today, T.O.P was revealed to have tested positive for smoking marijuana back in June.

T.O.P was summoned and questioned by the police but since his charges were not proven the fact that he is serving his enlistment in the police department has not been affected. This may change depending on the case.

— Seoul Police Marketing Department

T.O.P is currently serving in the military in the same department that released the above statement.