Seungri, Choi Jong-hoon & More Korean Celebrities Who Ruined Their Careers With Unforgivable Scandals

When you’re in show business, bad decisions can crush your career in a split second. While scandal is nothing new in the entertainment industry, Korean fans judge their idols on a much harsher scale. While most are adept at putting on the facade that they’re perfect, innocent and pleasing all the time, there have been some that have slipped up and paid the price for it. 

Most recently, a group of male Korean artists have sensationally quit show business after it emerged that they were part of a chat group that shared secretly-taped videos of one of them having sex with women. It’s perhaps the most shocking sex scandal to hit the Korean entertainment scene recently, and investigations are still under way.

Confused about what’s been happening? Here are all the parties involved (so far), plus previous shocking incidents that have rocked the K-pop world before:


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*This post was updated on 15 March 2019.