With the drug controversy surrounding Yoo Ah In today, the big question is, will he still have a chance to return to the small screens?
Different online forums are discussing the future of Yoo Ah In's entertainment career amid all the drug allegations. Recently, the 36-year-old tested positive for propofol, marijuana, and a third unknown drug, which many believe will lead to his downfall.
The Future of Yoo Ah In
A lot of K-drama stars have been involved in different drug controversies, but the Hellbound star's case is "exceptionally notable" due to the number and types of his drug use.
AllKpop noted that this is the first public incident involving an actor who uses three different drugs, which the netizens dubbed "triple crown."
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That said, several media outlets claim the actor may find it hard to return to the industry, as his recent projects, The Match and the Netflix original series Goodbye Earth, are now in jeopardy. The filming of Hellbound Season 2 is also reportedly put on hold.
Netizens and industry insiders, in addition, believe that even if Yoo Ah In makes a TV comeback, it will be difficult for him to make an appearance on the big three media networks in Korea: SBS, KBS, and MBC.
Yoo Ah In's Controversial Drug Use
A South Korean news channel claimed, via Pinkvilla, that the gallerist has injected propofol 73 times in a year.
Aside from propofol, he, too, is reportedly using marijuana. There's also a third yet-to-be-revealed drug that he's consuming.
With these results, he will reportedly undergo follow-up drug tests to see if he's using other drugs.
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The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety disclosed Yoo Ah In's propofol use from January 4, 2021, to December 23 of the same year. The number of drugs he reportedly consumed throughout this period was 4,400 milliliters.
The police also seized two mobile phones, among others, following issuing a search and seizure warrant.
Yoo Ah In's Agency Responds to the Controversy
Yoo Ah In's agency, United Artists Agency, one of the most renowned talent management companies in South Korea, responded to its talent controversy.
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It said it hadn't received official information from the police that its artist should cooperate with the investigation.
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