It’s like the Bad News Bears have rolled in at the turn of the new year and 2018 is off to a shitty start in entertainment industries, and beyond as well. Another scandal has hit K-ent this week, news that started off with an unidentified Idol A who was allegedly admitted to graduate school through preferential treatment, having skipped the official interview and still gotten accepted. Netizens spent the last day trying to fig out who this Idol A was and gradually narrowed it down to FNC Entertainment‘s stable of male singers.
Now it’s being officially reported in the news that Idol A is CNBLUE‘s lead singer Jung Yong Hwa, whose aunt is a professor at said Kyung Hee University and reportedly is also being investigated along with the university’s admissions officer. FNC has released a statement that it did not ask for any preferential treatment for Jung Yong Hwa and thought the interview was being held at their offices hence didn’t send him to the university. Jung Yong Hwa reportedly deferred acceptance and hadn’t started the program yet since getting admitted in October of 2016. Yeesh, way to pour fire on his career after the stock scandal from a few years ago feels like it finally was fading from K-nets memory.