Why is 'Stop Witch Hunting Seungri' trending? Big Bang fans rally to clear K-pop star from Burning Sun Scandal

Among the charges, Seungri has admitted to one and that is in violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act


                            Why is 'Stop Witch Hunting Seungri' trending? Big Bang fans rally to clear K-pop star from Burning Sun Scandal
K-pop boy band Big Bang's ex-member Seungri, is trending with hashtag 'Stop Witch Hunting Seungri' (Getty Images)

Big Bang fans are rallying for former YG Entertainment artist, Seungri, and demanding that his name be cleared out of the 'Burning Scandal' scandal. It's been two years that Seungri has been charged with multiple offenses of which he has pledged guilty to only one - his violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act.

The eight charges that Seungri faced include the purchase of prostitution services, prostitution mediation, embezzlement, violation of the Act on the Aggravated Punishment, etc. of Specific Economic Crimes (an additional charge for embezzlement of a sum exceeding a certain number), violation of the Food Sanitation Act, habitual gambling, violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act, and violation of the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment, etc. of Sexual Crimes.

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Seungri, formerly a member of South Korean boy band BIGBANG is seen arriving at a police station on August 28, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.  (Getty Images)

'Stop witch hunting Seungri'

Seungri has also been indicted of embezzlement where he was accused of taking 528 million won (approx $448,900) from the club Burning Sun to use for his own club Monkey Museum and siphoning Yuri Holdings funds amounting to almost 22 million won (approx $18,700) by putting it as employees’ legal fees.

Lee Seung-hyun, better known as Seungri, leaves after attending a court hearing at the Seoul Central District Court on January 13, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. The court hearing is held on whether to issue an arrest warrant for Seungri, former member of K-Pop boyband BIGBANG, on seven charges including illegal overseas gambling, illegal currency transactions and procuring prostitutes. (Getty Images)

Among the charges, Seungri has admitted to one and that is his violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act. Fans have also pointed out how he was tested multiple times for drug charges but the tests came negative. In the latest court hearing, Seungri’s lawyer presented a number of facts indicating and further trying to prove Seungri’s innocence.

Fans have rallied behind the K-pop star demanding that he should be cleared off his charges. A fan stated, "Stop witch hunting Seungri & direct your questions to these two cowards. They're the real CEOs & the ones who should be held responsible: Lee Sunghyun & Lee Moonho." Another said, "Stop Attacking and Witch Hunting Seungri! He doesn't deserve it!!!" A fan made a thread adding multiple proofs of his innocence one of which said, ">The club owners apologized to him for everything that was going on. Kim Sangkyo molested a girl and the police were trying to catch him. This individual lied about the club, but he is the real harasser. In my thread there are videos and everything you> #StopWitchHuntingSeungri"

Seungri, formerly a member of South Korean boy band BIGBANG is seen arriving at a Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on March 14, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Getty Images)

Stop witch hunting Seungri & direct your questions to these two cowards. They're the real CEOs & the ones who should be held responsible: Lee Sunghyun & Lee Moonho. #버닝썬_사장_이문호_조사해 #남성약물카르텔 pic.twitter.com/GfBegcJm2B

— Jill :blue_heart::yellow_heart: (@waywardjill) January 31, 2019


 


Stop Attacking and Witch Hunting Seungri! He doesn't deserve it!!! #StopWitchHuntingSeungri pic.twitter.com/RpgbfIi67y

— Vernite BIGBANG ³⁵ (@MissySve) March 24, 2021

 


>The club owners apologized to him for everything that was going on. Kim Sangkyo molested a girl and the police were trying to catch him. This individual lied about the club, but he is the real harasser. In my thread there are videos and everything you> #StopWitchHuntingSeungri

— nini:cherry_blossom:. ³⁵ -177 (@poutyvip5lines) March 24, 2021


 

A user further claimed of another case where Seungri was involved accusing his involvement in illegal filming of women, the user stated "Jung Joon young who is the main architect of those chats illegally filmed girls having sex with them, drugging and raping them. People were involved in these chats, including spectators and rapists. Kim incheol, choi jonghoon are the Other accomplishes. #StopWitchHuntingSeungri" and addd, "They too have victims. Lee jonghyun (ex cnblue) was a spectator in these chats. Jung Joon Young was sentenced to only 6 years. Choi jonghoon only 2 years old. The molka case is over. And Seungri HAS NEVER BEEN INVOLVED, #StopWitchHuntingSeungri"


>:exclamation:MOLKA CHAT CASE:exclamation:
Jung Joon young who is the main architect of those chats illegally filmed girls having sex with them, drugging and raping them. People were involved in these chats, including spectators and rapists.
Kim incheol, choi jonghoon are the> #StopWitchHuntingSeungri

— nini:cherry_blossom:. ³⁵ -177 (@poutyvip5lines) March 24, 2021

 


>are the other accomplices. They too have victims. Lee jonghyun (ex cnblue) was a spectator in these chats. Jung Joon Young was sentenced to only 6 years. Choi jonghoon only 2 years old. The molka case is over. And Seungri HAS NEVER BEEN INVOLVED, HE> #StopWitchHuntingSeungri

— nini:cherry_blossom:. ³⁵ -177 (@poutyvip5lines) March 24, 2021


 


Now i do a thread once and for all with all 3 separate cases on this hastag cause ppl need to know the truth. Here.:arrow_down:

:exclamation:BURNING SUN CASE:exclamation:
Seungri was just a DJ who only owned 8% via yuri holding. So he had no decision-making power in the club. >>#StopWitchHuntingSeungri

— nini:cherry_blossom:. ³⁵ -177 (@poutyvip5lines) March 24, 2021

 

Earlier, SM artist Hyoyeon's name was also dragged in the scandal. The involvement of Hyoyeon was apparently suggested by an informant of the incident Kim Sang Kyo. The informant asked SM Entertainment’s SNSD aka Girls’ Generation member to ‘fess up’ on what she knows about the incident. In a post, he asked, “Who was the top actress so high on drugs and drooling, that the police officers weren't even allowed inside the club that night? Hyoyeon, you must have seen who the VVIP customers were that night. And the man who was high on drugs when he beat me inside the club, you must know if he's that druggie who was Seungri's friend.”

Girls' Generation Hyoyeon (Twitter)

SM Entertainment denied all allegations in a statement. It read: "Hyoyeon only performed after being invited for a DJ performance at the time, and it has nothing to do with the article."

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