When one is embroiled in a major scandal where it’s pretty cut and dry that the activity did take place, abject and sincere apology is the best way to go especially in a morally uptight culture like South Korea. Top Hallyu idol group Big Bang‘s member T.O.P. (Choi Seung Hyun) hit the scandal brick wall last week when it was announced that he was being charged for marijuana use for activity back in October 2016. His hair follicles tested positive and a girl who was investigated along with him confessed to the use and implicated him.
T.O.P. has admitted guilt and handwritten a personal direct apology letter to his fans promising to take his punishment and reflect on his poor decision and vows never to do it again. This week the fallout comes with him being dismissed from his cushy military police unit assignment as part of his mandatory service, and he will have to re-enroll in the army and restart his service time frame. That’s pretty legit punishment along with what will likely be community service and probation from the law enforcement side. Harsh for weed but since it’s an illegal drug in South Korea best to stay on the straight and narrow.