So when this story on Netizen Buzz about Brave Brothers and his criminal past got posted, I got a bunch of people asking me what he was talking about.
‘Moonlight Prince’ has a corner where if you don’t get any quiz answers right, you’re put in leather handcuffs. Whiel putting his on, Brave Brothers said, “It’s been 18 years since I put these on”, referring back to when he was arrested and put in a detention center for violence when he was in high school.
Brave Brothers, whose real name is Kang Dong Chul, used to be connected to Korean gangs and had a rough history. He has 12 violent-related crimes on his record and even owned a room salon business once. However, that all changed once he fell in love with Cypress Hill‘s music, he stated that he ended all his relations with organized crime.
For the upcoming broadcast of KBS‘s ‘Win Win‘, Brave Brothers revealed, “I graduated from middle school, but was unable to graduate from high school. I was forced to drop out… I went to juvenile hall when I was 17. I was arrested in front of my parents and taken to jail, and even after that I was on probation for 2 years and 6 months. My misjudgment drove me all the way down to that situation.”
So yeah, I can understand questioning bringing this up or why he’s joking about it. It’s not like he got arrested once or got caught smoking weed and he’s being self-deprecating, because he was basically a career criminal as a youth.