2PM‘s Nichkhun recently hit a motorcylist with his car while driving drunk. JYP Entertainment, his agency, has apologized for his actions, but the victim is allegedly still hospitalized with injuries.
Excuses will inevitably be made for Nichkhun, and fans will come to his defense, but they shouldn’t, because there are no excuses and there is nothing to defend.
On July 24th at 3:30AM KST, Nichkhun was involved in a car accident while driving in Gangnam. The singer was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he rear-ended a motorcycle.
His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.056%, a percentage where he will be subjected to his license becoming suspended.
An official from Gangnam’s police station informed Dispatch over the telephone July 24th, “After measuring his alcohol content at the site [of the incident], it was concluded that [Nichkhun] was not severely intoxicated. Immediately after the accident, [Nichkhun] and the victim were investigated by the police.”
No one was injured at the scene, and there was no serious damage to either vehicle. The police station official continued, “It was a small accident and neither Nichkhun nor the victim were injured. Both vehicles were insured, and Nichkhun has taken measures to safely return home following his investigation.”
Of all the stupid things that fans criticize celebrities for, here is something that’s actually worth getting on them about. But, of course, since he’s a popular idol, there will be arguments over the morality of this as if it’s some type of ambiguous issue when it’s fucking not. At all.
Also, just like with Big Bang‘s Daesung‘s accident, fans shouldn’t give a fuck about how Nichkhun is doing. Who cares? It’s not about him, it’s about the guy he fucking trucked with his car while drunk. That guy is the victim, not the celebrity who justly gets backlash for making a shitty ass choice.
“This is JYP Entertainment. Around 2:30AM this morning, Nichkhun who is an artist under our agency had attended a dinner with the entire JYP family present, following a rehearsal for a JYP performance. After having about two glasses of beer, Nichkhun was driving back to his dorm which is located on the same block as the location the dinner took place. On the way, Nichkhun was involved in an accident with a motorcycle at an intersection in the neighborhood.”
They continued, “His blood alcohol level was measured at 0.056%, and his license has been suspended. Nichkhun himself and our company are well aware that we were careless, and for this we would like to apologize. Furthermore, we will earnestly oblige to any follow-up investigations that may be necessary. Once again, we would like to sincerely apologize.”
Certain fans are defending him on this point.
“Oh it was just a couple drinks though!”
Admittedly, people respond to alcohol differently, so what’s drunk for one person may not be drunk for another person, regardless of BAC. However, it’s pretty telling of his impairment level that the situation resulted in an accident.
Remember, this isn’t him getting pulled over and blowing 0.056%. That could be seen as a mistake because he may have not been a threat to public safety. Rather, this is different because he already drilled a dude after drinking, so we already know there were consequences to his actions.
A witness at the scene who also followed the motorcyclist to the hospital reported, “The victim was on the floor, bleeding from his head. An ambulance rushed him to the emergency room at Kunkuk University Hospital.” He continued, “At the moment, he’s expressing severe pain in his shoulders and in his back.”
Currently, this statement and the level of injury has not been officially confirmed. All that has been reported by the police is that both parties have decided to settle this through the insurance companies, and Nichkhun returned home afterwards.
We should all probably wait on the official report and for further details to come out, but it’s probably safe to say that the guy isn’t exactly feeling awesome. Either way, the fans saying that he’s faking his injuries for money or whatever are way out of line here, especially if he had to head into the emergency room as a result of his injuries. Safe to say that he would have preferred just to go home rather than get hit by a car.
Maybe that’s just me.
Of course, it’s not lost on me that he was the one who publicly criticized Block B, but this event doesn’t really change his idiocy in that regard. I had already pegged him as a hypocrite prior to this because he had said similar shit during Japan’s disaster.
No, this is something else entirely. It’s not subjective or worthy of a defense. It’s purely a shitty action, and I say that regardless of who it is or what it is or how it happened. Driving drunk is a shitty thing to do. Period.
People trying to downplay this or detract from the seriousness of the matter do nothing but paint themselves as delusional. You don’t have to hate him because of this, but he made a poor choice, he made a big mistake, and he may have seriously hurt a guy who was just minding his own business.
He did fuck up. He should feel bad. He should apologize. That’s it.