YGE’s reported involvement in Park Geun Hye scandal refuted by Uijeongbu City


YG Entertainment was connected to the Park Geun Hye/Choi Soon Sil scandal by a Dispatch report that questioned ties between YGE and the government mess due to Psy‘s ties to a relative of Choi’s, YGE’s ties to Cha Eun Taek, and a cultural complex development in Uijeongbu City.

Well, so far, Psy has been cleared of suspicion, Cha Eun Taek has been arrested (judgment pending), and now Uijeongbu City has released a statement refuting Dispatch’s report.



It’s important to remember that this isn’t conclusive proof of anything either (even though I do think their explanations make sense), and the city copping to illegal activity would be an actual shocking development. However, as I’ve continually said, it would make sense if YGE just happened to be associated with the wrong people at the wrong time.

Personally, it wouldn’t be shocking at all to find out that an entertainment company was involved in some shady shit involving the government, so I’m definitely not disregarding the possibility of YGE being involved as some kind of conspiracy theory. That said, I’m still skeptical that YGE are seriously involved, at least in the sense that this scandal is so significant and has such major implications for South Korea that basically anybody even tangentially connected to Park/Choi will be scrutinized and roped in … for better or worse.

I’ve also been somewhat skeptical of the extent of YGE’s involvement in this scandal. Yes, there’s more suspicious things at play there with the cultural complex and government favors and all that, but there hasn’t been any argument presented that’s been truly compelling yet, in my opinion.

I’ll continue sticking to that as things develop, and you probably should as well.

To be clear, this is a legitimate mess for the government, but so far at the entertainment level, there hasn’t been a ton backed by substance despite the bluster.


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