Former BIGBANG member Seungri received support from his fans, who defended him again following his prison release.
Seungri completed his one year and six months prison time following his involvement in the Burning Sun scandal. He originally had to serve three years following a guilty verdict, but the Supreme Court of South Korea minimized the sentence for showing guilt for his actions.
He formally completed his prison time on Feb. 11, but he was released prematurely. Upon his release, his fans have since expressed their love for the former idol.
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Seungri Receives Love, Support From Fans
Korea JoongAng Daily reported that Seungri’s fans gathered online, especially on Twitter, and trended several hashtags to support the former BIGBANG member.
Among the words that dominated the platform include JUSTICE FOR SEUNGRI, #SeungrisRealStory and #SeungriWeWaited. They have been defending the former K-pop idol and insisted that he was wrongfully accused and suffered during the “unfair trial.”
The posts online explained that Seungri only served as the CEO of the Burning Sun club but never released any “immoral videos” as the other infamous stars — including Jung Joon Young — did. They also explained that there were different cases and categorized them under “Seungri Case,” “Jung Joon Young’s Molka Case,” and the exact “Burning Sun Case.”
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Fans left positive messages for Seungri, highlighting the misinformation that led to his imprisonment.
“He shouldn't be there in the 1st place.. It's been years and those ignorant people who are simply blinded by misinformed articles needs to learned who the real criminals are. Justice For Seungri Fly high like a phoenix Seungri.”
“SEUNGRI'S CASE HAVE BEEN SEVERELY MISUNDERSTOOD BECAUSE OF MISTRANSLATION AND MISINTERPRETATION THAT CAUSE MIS/DISINFORMATION AND MISLEADING INFORMATION THAT HAVE BEEN DONE BY MEDIA AROUND THE WORLD ESPECIALLY. #JusticeForSeungri.”
“SEUNGRI DIDNT INVOLVED IN S**UAL HARASSMENT,HUMAN TRAFFICKING, MOLKA CHAT OR BURNING SUN! #JusticeForSeungri.”
Fans Did Something To Celebrate Seungri’s Release
During Seungri’s time behind the bars, a group of his fans revealed they prepared gifts to send to him to mark his release. They also extended their help by donating to the World Wildlife Fund under Seungri’s legal name.
“We are a diverse group of people of all ages, genders, professions and nationalities, each with a personal history about how we came to know and support Seungri,” the VVIP international fan group on Twitter wrote.
One of the members of VVIP said they still support Seungri since he is “entitled to basic human, civil and constitutional rights.” They also said that they disagree that he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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