Things went from bad to worse for the Jung Yong Hwa special admissions to graduate school scandal this week. A former FNC Entertainment employee has made public that Jung Yong Hwa applied to graduate school to delay his military service enlistment date, which was what everyone assumed since he has a thriving entertainment career that makes getting a graduate degree seem spurious and unnecessary. FNC quickly responded and said the allegations were false and the K-netizens are not buying that denial.
Military service dodging is one of THE most unforgivable infractions a Korean male celebrity could commit and some huge names still have that taint attached to them even years later such as PSY, MC Mong, Song Seung Heon, Jang Hyuk, and more. Yoo Seung Jun still can’t get Korea to let him back into the country much less earn public forgiveness. I say the best course of action is for Jung Yong Hwa, who is 28 years old in Western age and 30 in Korean age, to just enlist in the next few months and let everything blow over for the two years during his enlistment. I’m sure CNBLUE will be fine and maybe some of his band mates can choose to enlist now as well and everyone get that darn mandatory service over and done with.
The former FNC Entertainment employee didn’t just claim that Jung Yong Hwa applied to graduate school to avoid the military, but that he also didn’t attend any classes and the employees had to log on to the online classes and attend for them. Sheeesh, this is so looking dire for Jung Yong Hwa’s reputation among fairness and merit based South Korean netizens.