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Netizens saying Park Bom should ‘retire’ and be thrown in jail

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Korean netizens have not taken Park Bom’s side since the 2NE1 member was rocked by drug smuggling allegations today.

The top comment on a Naver article, which has more than 1,100 thumbs up said Park Bom should ‘retire’.

“She needs to retire from the industry. Doing drugs alone is an extreme crime but smuggling them in? If this was China, she’d be given the death sentence.”

A similar comment received more than 7,500 thumbs up in another Naver article.

“Drug smuggling… This is enough to exile her from the industry”

Another top comment with more than 1,000 thumbs up said she shouldn’t be ‘shielded’.

“Just because the drugs were for treatment and are legal in America doesn’t matter because they’re illegal in Korea and she smuggled them in. The fact of the matter is that she was investigated for those matters. Don’t try to shield her for this.”

Meanwhile, one comment said she should be thrown in jail.

“Why even go easy on her because she’s from YG, as if that means anything. Throw her in jail”

Park-Bom

It is alleged the 2NE1 singer tried to bring in the illegal substances from the United States through international shipping during October 2010. The package was intercepted by officials at Incheon International Airport.

Amphetamine are stimulant drugs, which means they speed up the messages travelling between the brain and the body and are usually the same substance as speed.

The drugs are illegal in South Korea.

Amphetamine is usually prescribed for disorders such as narcolepsy or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

However, KBS News reported that Park Bom’s drug smuggling case was suspended in 2010 after they found she had a prescription.

A report from Sports Seoul suggests that the allegations may have stemmed from old 2011 rumours, when Park Bom and 2NE1 were accused of taking drugs.

YG Entertainment is currently preparing an official statement.

Follow Park Bom’s drug smuggling allegations here.

Source: Naver (2),

 

22 Comments

  1. Tami Menzed

    October 26, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    ignorant people, you forgot to say Amphetamine is for eating disorder too, everybody knows she got hard time with her weight, taking that drug makes you more energetic and keep you from eating
    asian people make big fuss with drugs like that while western artists rock heroine and coke as if nothing LOL I can’t understand the drama, it’s to natural to me

  2. Dom

    August 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    People are so stupid! Saying that Park Bom should go to jail? PSSSHH! Please If you were moving to a different State and Apparently they don’t have your medication, Fuck yeahhh you would get it from the USA too! fuckers! Think it as you were her. You would probably fucking suffer if you didn’t have your prescription medication too! PLUS, she used to live in the USA if some of you doesn’t know! I don’t think she smuggled it in. Obviously, She probably thought it was OK to bring it in, since it’s legal in the USA.

  3. Kiki

    July 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

    You’re totally right, they shouldn’t judge her like. They don’t even know or feel what she’s going through. They should be more understanding of her situation considering the things she’s been through. People that doesn’t have anything better to say or don’t understand the whole situation should just remain quiet.

  4. sharaysabel

    July 9, 2014 at 2:43 am

    of course, what do you expect of netizens?

  5. Russ

    July 7, 2014 at 4:20 am

    So let me get this straight.
    You morons want to crucify someone you claim to be a fan of because she had medication that her doctor prescribed for her shipped in and some over-zealous wannabe leaked something to the press before the investigation cleared her of any wrong doing?
    Seriously?
    You people REALLY need to get over yourselves.
    And you might want to try this thing the rest of the world calls thinking. Keeps you from looking like a complete babo.

  6. BlackJack

    July 6, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Really?? They’re really saying she needs to retire even though the news had just said it was prescribed?!?!?! Mannnn People over there need to wake the fuck up!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop living in that “fantasy” that idols are perfect and that they should live or act in a certain way that YOU want. Heres a news flash… THEY HAVE LIVES TOO AND ARE GONNA LIVE THE WAY THEY WANT NOT THE WAY YOU WANT THEM TO, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT ITS THEIR LIFE NOT YOURS. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT THEN GET FUCK OUT. NO ONE IS ASKING YOU TO SEE OR SUPPORT OUR IDOLS. IF YOU’RE JUST GONNA BELIEVE EVERYTHING THE MEDIA SAYS, JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS, AND NOT EVEN WAIT FOR THEM TO EXPLAIN, THEN THAT PROVES YOU’VE NEVER BEEN A REAL FAN OR LOVED THEM TO BEGIN WITH. There. End of fucking story. Wake the fuck up Netizens and GET REAL.

  7. hello

    July 6, 2014 at 1:23 am

    hellokpop should seriously open your freaking eyes and stop posting skewed and untrue posts trying to gain popularity. HOW IS IT ILLEGAL AND PARK BOM IS PRESCRIBED WITH THE MEDICINE. AND 4 YEARS AGO PARK BOM ISNT FAMOUS AT ALL NEITHER DID YG HAVE STRONG ARTISTS LIKE 2NE1 AND PSY TO SUPPORT THE COMPANY HOW IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE COMPANY TO PROTECT A NOT YET DEBUTED SINGER/? you kidding me? AND WHY ARE YOU CALLING IT DRUG WHEN IT IS A PRESCRIBED MEDICINE FOR MEDICATION PURPOSES SERIOUSLY. 2NE1 have millions of fans and i bet that 7500 thumb ups means alot thanks

  8. PoongPoong

    July 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Full translation of Dispatch about Bom’s case. ALLKPOP SHOULD POST THIS TOO

    FULL TRANS OF DISPATCH

    Q; Did the police just let Park Bom go?

    A; The police were suspicious from how she got the medicine, and how she got to bring it in Korea.

    Q; If she was confident, why did she send her medicine to her grandmother’s house?

    A; It was 4 years ago. October 2010. Dispatch was also not sure. We did have some points that suspected her. That time, person A was the investigator, B was Park Bom’s close person, C was the person from the government, and D was from the drug investigating place. We also called the hospital in USA.

    Then we concluded that there was Park Bom’s mistake too. So we decided to do the Q&D (Question&Dispatch) to solve this. How Park Bom got this medicine, and what the events that happened while this case was investigated.

    Q1; Let us see how Park Bom got the medicine. First, why was it Amphetamine.

    D; When Park Bom was in High School, she had to go through an scary incident. She had seen her friend dying infront of her. From this day onwards, Park Bom had to go through hard time. It was hard for her to control her feelings. She went to the hospital to get consulted and got some medicines.

    Q2; So was the Amphetamine a medicine used to cure her mental stability.

    D2; After that incident, Park Bom went through a lot of consulting and treatment. Bom had to use Amphetamine for her curing purposes. Amphetamine is a legal medicine in USA. She took this medicine without any problem.

    Q3; 2010, Park Bom was in Korea. She didn’t get treatment in Korea.

    D3; She was also consulted and treated in Korea. Ofcourse, she used some medicines in Korea too. But there are medicines that fit well on every people.

    Q4; So she asked for Amphetamine?

    D4; Park Bom’s mom called the hospital in USA. She might have thought that her daughter’s health was getting worse. She asked the hospital for some medicines.

    Q5; Are you talking about what Yang Hyunsuk said “Which mom would give her daughter drugs?”

    D5; Yes. Bom’s mom called first. This is where you can see the relationship between what YG said. If she knew it was a drug then she wouldn’t have asked for the medicine. Ofcourse, Park Bom called the hospital too. And because it was a hospital Bom always used to go, she explained how her health was worsening and asked for medicine.

    Q6; But isn’t it illegal to ask for medicine like that?

    D6; Actually, it is impossible. However, if the person has a disease, they do give the medicine sometimes. And the hospital might have thought that Park Bom couldn’t come to the hospital in the US. So the medicine was given. The medicine was bought by Park Bom’s family from her mother’s side as they’re living in USA.

    Q7; But why didn’t Park Bom know that Amphetamine was illegal?

    D7; She knew that this medicine wasn’t sold in Korea. But she didn’t know the reason. She thought it was just the problem of customs in the airport. As she knew that she can’t buy the medicine in Korea, she thought she could just buy it in USA.

    Q8; Didn’t she put the address to her Grandmother because she knew it was illegal. To hide herself?

    D8; The reason why she changed the address was because nobody was usually home. Bom’s mom also used to go out frequently. So she put the address to her grandma, as she knew that she wouldn’t miss the package cause her grandma was always home.

    Q9; Now let’s see how the steps were taken to investigate this case.

    D9; 2010 October 12th, they found 82 pills of Amphetamine which came in to Incheon airport. It was addressed to one of the houses in Incheon. Park Bom’s grandmother.

    Q10; The police knew that an illegal drug came in. Why wasn’t the person taken in at once.

    D10; Usually, we investigate drug cases by looking at how it came in to Korea. We needed to know how and where it came in from first.

    Q11; What did the police further do with this case.

    D11; Just like Park Bom’s situation. After this drug was caught, the police started moving after a week. They went to the house where it was delivered first. There was Park Bom’s grandmother there. The grandma’s child, thus, Park Bom’s mom had already taken the medicine.

    Q12; So did they go to Park Bom’s house in Seoul?

    D12; They headed to Seoul. They investigated the house where Park Bom was living with her mom. Then they found a evidence. This was where the police came to a dilemma.

    Q13; I heard the police were disappointed(?)

    D13; First, they counted the number of medicine. There were about 78 pills. In 1 week, she had taken 3-4 pills only. If this case was to get bigger, a lot of pills must be gone. However, by seeing that only 3-4 pills were missing, they could only conclude by seeing this medicine for only curing purpose.

    Q14; Wait a minute, we need to see some points on people who bring in drugs.

    D14; There are 3 points which would lead them to punishment.

    1) People who bring in for exporting these drugs or business.

    2) If these drugs are really serious and dangerous.

    3) People involved in this case.

    Q15; So did they think that none of these points matched Park Bom’s case?

    D15; Amphetamine can be used to cure depression. To make it Philopon, there must be another special thing mixed in. However, Park Bom only took in 3-4 pills in a week.

    Q16; Anyways, it is true that she brought in an illegal medicine to Korea.

    D16; Yes, we agree to this. That’s why she was investigated. Her mom was investigated too. However, we only give punishment to people who make these drugs, shares it with others and tell them where it comes from. However, Park Bom was in neither of these. There were 78 pills were kept with her. With everything still packed.

    Q17; What did Park Bom show as evidence?

    D17; She showed the prescription letter for evidence. It was a letter that showed that she was getting treated. She also showed the letter for the medicine she was given.

    Q18; So we can’t say she got the advantage from the police?

    D18; This is what it’s said.

    “Even if it’s a drug, she didn’t run away with it. She got the medicine from a hospital, and if there’s a special letter that she got the medicine for treatment, it’s okay.”

    Q19; Not long, there was a Samsung staff who got arrested by a similar case.

    D19; In this case, the person didn’t tell out who the person got the drug from. The police says that the person got the Amphetamine from a close person. Ofcourse, if the person has a letter saying that he/she needs it for medication, it would be fine.

    Q20; Oppositely, are there anyone who has a similar case at Park Bom?

    D20; On June, A staff got suspected for a drug which has a plant root powder inside. However, the person’s son had ADHD, and got this medicine to Korea as the person heard that this medicine was good for ADHD. This person was then unsuspected.

    Q21; Some person says that she got through it cause she was from YG.

    D21; The police says that bringing in drugs is a really big issue. And if a celebrity did it, it would be bigger. It’s a case that all prosecutors would want to catch. Fans would think that YG is great, but police would look at YG as a good prey.

    TRANSLATED BY; @sumiinkim

  9. Lizzie

    July 2, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Completely agree with this quoted comment. I also wondered what specific drug it was. Sadly, when most people hear “amphetamine” they jump straight to “methamphetamine”. All amphetamines are not equal, and knowing which one she was prescribed would provide so much more information.

  10. gold

    July 2, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Talking about justice…why only posting negative comments? there lots of positive comments all over the world about Park Bom…If they dare to investigate other 3 members, i dare those people to investigate also all k-pop artist….let see what you can get….Be Fair….NOT JUST ONLY NEGATIVE COMMENTS.

  11. Yumi

    July 1, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    SO ASHAMED OF THOSE PEOPLE SPREADING RUMORS, PITY THEM, THEY CAN’T EVEN DIFFERENTIATE THE WORD SMUGGLING FROM A MEDICINE THAT IS PRESCRIBED BY A DOCTOR! >_<

  12. mosesa

    July 1, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    WHAT THE HECK! YOU’RE INSANE!
    THIS ARTICLE IS TOTALLY RIDICULOUS!
    THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR PARK BOM TO HANDLE, CAN’T YOU JUST KEEP QUIET, YOU’RE MAKING IT WORST!.. STOP SPREADING NON-SENSE!

  13. Liza Steve

    July 1, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    hello people its already 2014.. y bring up the past..
    #suju/petals
    #dara

  14. Natali GZB

    July 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    the prescription drug became illegal in korea in 2012

  15. gold

    July 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Hellokpop seriously? Not all that 7,500 of yours are not the people of the world. There are millions of people who doesn’t agree with that comment. Think first before making reports.

  16. Awesome

    July 1, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    We’ll dating scandal in Korea is like a crime..what more this smuggling drugs issue.don’t expect knetizen they don’t have heart..they only know how to judge.

  17. charlene

    July 1, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I DON’T THINK THEY ARE BEING OVERLY DRAMATIC. THEY ARE TOTALLY THE JUDGEMENTAL TYPE OF PEOPLE. YOU GUYS SHOULD BE THANKFUL TO NOT EXPERIENCE WHAT PARK BOM HAS GONE THROUGH. WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED AS PROOF FOR HER TO CLEAR HER NAME?? AND TO QOUTE WHAT MR. YANG HAS SAID;
    “In the case of Bom, she only knew that the medication she took in the States was not available in Korea. It doesn’t seem she understood that it was a medication that was prohibited in Korea.

    After realizing this after the investigation 4 years ago, from what I know, she has been using another medication prescribed by a university hospital in Korea.”
    SO TECHNICALLY IT WAS PRESCRIBED BY AN AMERICAN PHYSICIAN THAT IS UNFORTUNATELY UNALLOWED IN KOREA. AND BY THAT ALONE, SHE HAD SEEK FOR A MEDICATION FOR HER CONDITION WHICH IS AVAILABLE AND VERY MUCH ALLOWED IN KOREA. I WONDER WHAT YOU PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND ABOUT THIS??? WHO ARE WE TO DENY HER OF THE HELP THAT SHE NEEDED AT THAT TIME. AND THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO!!! THIS IS LIKE A “LATE REACTION” TO EVERYTHING!!! SHE PROBABLY HAS STOPPED USING THIS MEDICINE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. FOR THOSE WHO TURNED THEIR BACKS ON HER, “YOU SUCK!!!”. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW THAT YOU NEVER REALLY LOVED HER AND ACCEPTED WHATEVER FAULTS AND IMPERFECTIONS SHE HAVE. As to those who continues to love and support her! I’m proud of you and thank you for being so open-minded. We shall continue to forever support Park Bom together with CL, Minzy and Dara.

  18. farawayplace

    July 1, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Found this online, and it is worth a read:
    “Knowing exactly what amphetamine was prescribed would explain a lot. Sadly, we do not get that information. Adderall, for example, is an amphetamine often abused as a drug to mask being tired or overworked (as a celebrity might be). Ritalin is an amphetamine widely given to children to control hyperactivity (does not match the story, but serves to explain the wide range of uses of amphetamines). We are not given enough key information by the media or the agency. Naming the actual amphetamine used could shed some more light on the truth here. In my opinion, the agency should clarify, if it helps their case, because not doing so will make some people wonder if Bom was being pushed too hard, and needed meds to cope. On another note, Bribery, threats, and corruption in the Korean media are common, as are shennanigans in the Korean entertainment industry. Either side could be blamed here. More information needs to be given, because Bom is the one suffering. A clue for those following this story… The agency said, “For several years afterward, she received counseling and treatment, taking medication prescribed to her by a university hospital in the States.” This is a possible red flag, because long term prescription of amphetamine can lead to physical problems such as heart damage. Again, knowing the exact medication could either exonerate Bom, or cast her as yet another overworked celebrity needing meds to keep up with the torrid pace. And if the latter, how much responsibiliy falls on those surrounding Bom for allowing her to take such meds for 4 years or more? Remember, she sent the amphetamines to a family member — so there was awareness of a problem. I don’t know if a doctor would continually prescribe amphetamines for 4 years, for depression, giving the bad health implications. This should be investigated by the family, if they do not know the answer. We need more information to speculate further. Personally, I am very concerned about Bom’s health and general welfare, and hope that she has improved to the point that meds are no longer needed.”

  19. CL_2NE1

    July 1, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    netizens open up your eyes and mind. there’s a difference when you say “smuggling”, “abuse” and “medication”. it was prescribed to her to be better emotionally and mentally. there’s nothing to talk about this issue, the media made this up for ignorance. we know better who’s working in the healthcare sector. talking about and digging up a person’s history of health illness is a very sensitive issue, this brings about the topic of confidentiality. it is her right to not publicly disclose it in the first place. there’s no issue of smuggling it to korea in her case. and medications are a combination of drugs not solely amphetamines.

  20. beautifulme

    July 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    You people are fucking horrible seriously she didn’t no they where illegal its park boms come on like she’s thinking smuggle drugs oh I’m smuggling drugs df are you serious she’s not smart enough to pull that shit off she’s to pure to do that shit and her mind is still child like so fuck off and let her be you fuckers !!!!!

  21. kiko

    July 1, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    People are so mean to her! Eventho wether she’s really using drug doesn’t mean everyone can curse her, she’s still woman. I’m saying this not only because i love yg but as a human if i put myself as her it would be a hard time for me.

  22. happy

    July 1, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Its just that some netizens are being overly dramatic..lol. grow up guys,there’s a prescription beforehand in US for medical use,even before bringing it to korea..tsk tsk..

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