Article: Top 10 Korean Celebrities With Criminal Records

So many Korean celebrities with flamboyant hairstyles and bright attire appear to be gorgeous and have a fantastic personality, but are they as true as they appear to be or deserving of being celebs behind closed doors? While thinking about it, many questions arise, but the answer is that everyone has a dark secret or a deed.

1. Choi Seung Hyun

Big Bang rapper T.O.P. was investigated by authorities in April for allegedly consuming marijuana. Choi was sentenced to 10 months in prison, two years of probation, and a fine of 12,000 won ($10.65) at the Seoul Central District Court in southern Seoul. Choi had been charged with breaching the Act on the Control of Narcotics.

Stage name: T.O.P

Profession: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Producer

Crime: Usage of Marijuana

Year: 2017

Group: BigBang

Punishment: 10-month jail term suspension

Drama/Movies: TAZZA: The hidden card, Out of control, Commitment


2. Park Jae Sang

Psy was sentenced to 25 days in prison in 2001 for smoking and carrying marijuana. As a result, he was unable to attend his grandfather's burial or be present at his deathbed.

Stage name: Psy

Profession: Singer, Rapper, Songwriter, Record producer

Crime: Usage of Drugs, possessing marijuana

Year: 2001

Punishment: Arrested for 25 days


3. Park Yoochun

Yoochun Park was also fined 1.4 million KRW in a case involving Yoochun acquiring Philopon, a type of methamphetamine three times and injecting it seven times. With his former lover, Hwang Hana, he was criticized for doing so.

Stage name: Mickey Yoochun

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor

Crime: Drug charges

Year: 2019

Group: JYJ & TVXQ

Punishment: Arrested

Dramas/Movies: Rooftop Prince, The girl who sees scents, Missing you


4. Kim Da-Soon

Kim Da-som was charged with underage drinking and assault by the police, but she was not prosecuted.

Stage name: Dasom

Profession: Singer, Actress

Crime: Underage drinking and violence

Year: 2016

Group: Sistar

Dramas/Movies: The virtual bride, He is psychometric, Band of sisters


5. Park Jiyeon

Ji-Yeon, a member of MBK entertainment's T-Ara (female group), was detained for underage sex cam.

Stage name: Jiyeon

Profession: Singer& Actress

Crime: Underage sex cam

Group: TARA

Dramas/Movies: Imitation, Dream high, I wanna hear your song


6. Park Bom

Korean customs officers discovered a package addressed to Park's relative that included 82 tablets containing amphetamines, a chemical that is outlawed in Korea. The package was eventually discovered to be intended for Park. In Korea, accepting a package carrying prohibited narcotics is considered drug smuggling.

Stage name: Bom

Profession: Singer

Crime: Usage of drugs

Year: 2010

Group: 2NE1


7. Kim Jaejoong

JYJ's Kim Jaejoong was discovered driving under the influence, and his license was suspended, as well as his participation in several of TVXQ's activities at the time. He was accused of assaulting and cursing at his followers earlier this year.

Stage name: Jaejoong

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Director

Crime: Drink and drive

Year: 2006

Group: JYJ, TVXQ

Dramas/Movies: Manhole, Triangle, Protect the boss


8. Kwon Ji-Young

The leader of BigBang isn't a stranger to controversies. Following a positive drug test result, G-Dragon was exposed to smoking marijuana in Japan in 2011. Later, he claimed that he mistook the cigarette for an ordinary one. The singer-songwriter, who is well-known for his extensive body of work, has been accused of plagiarism on multiple occasions.

Stage name: G Dragon

Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Entrepreneur, Fashion designer

Crime: Usage of Marijuana

Year: 2011

Group: BigBang


9. Kim Young Woon

Kangin was arrested for another DUI hit-and-run but surrendered himself in after only a few hours. He was later discovered to have a 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration. SM Entertainment has issued a statement stating that his planned activities have been canceled as he considers his options.

Stage name: Kangin

Profession: Singer, Actor, TV host, Radion personality

Crime: Fight outside the bar

Year: 2009

Group: Super Junior

Punishment: Arrested

Dramas/Movies: The cat funeral, Hello schoolgirls, Romance zero, Hitmaker


10. Lee Seo Won

Lee has been charged with sexual harassment and putting a female celebrity in danger with a firearm. On April 8, he was charged and probed by the police, who then forwarded his case to the government with a recommendation for an indictment.

Profession: Actor

Crime: Sexual harassment

Year: 2018

Punishment: Lenient sentences

Dramas/Movies: The liar and his lover, Hospital ship, last-minute romance