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All Joo Ji-hoon events canceled

The names aren’t out yet, but we do get a few initials and hints as police look into the circle of acquaintance of the celebrities booked in the drug scandal:

  • Joo Ji-hoon‘s two Japan fanmeetings have been canceled. Tickets will be refunded.
  • His film The Naked Kitchen (co-starring Shin Mina and Kim Tae-woo) was scheduled for a May 30 release in Japan, but is canceled postponed indefinitely.
  • Will Joo Ji-hoon be held responsible for Tokyo Tower‘s problems? He has already been dropped from the cast, but things get complicated because the production received several billion won from Japanese investors who had put up the funds with the stipulation that Joo Ji-hoon be cast in the drama, banking on his name value. Now that he is no longer involved, the entire production is endangered. One source with the production hinted that Joo bears some responsibility for this.
  • One industry rep said, “Before the drug case, Joo Ji-hoon was deemed an actor with enough name value to bring in investments. The atmosphere has completely reversed now.”

 
Meanwhile, things get worse for smuggler Yoon Seol-hee and her backer Yeh Hak-young:

  • Over March and April 2008, Yoon and Yeh are said to have inhaled meth twice, at a Tokyo hotel and at Yeh’s home.
  • Starting in 2007, both regularly called friends over and did ecstasy and ketamine at home and at four clubs in Kangnam and Hongdae, approximately ten times in all.
  • A certain Mr./Ms. Park, Kim, and Jeon also supplied Yoon with funds and requested that Yoon buy them drugs in Japan about a dozen times.
  • Actor “I” recently appeared in a drama and is being investigated.
  • Police are looking into Joo Ji-hoon’s entertainer friends with whom he regularly attended Kangnam clubs. They are also investigating a certain Kangnam area club for marijuana and ecstasy use among models and entertainers.
  • Police have found a certain music cable channel’s “A” in possession of four ecstasy pills.
  • Police are investigating a model “Kim” for allegedly smoking marijuana in front of a Cheongdamdong club.
  • Kim denied these claims, saying, “People think I take drugs because my image seems like I go to clubs often, but I’ve never taken any. My going to clubs has nothing to do with drugs, I just went to have fun.”

 

Via Hankook Ilbo, Asia Economy, E Daily, Khan.co.kr, MBC News, , Sports Khan

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Woah, I just had a thought.
So is this "A" person supposed to be the famous pretty boy singer that goes on talk shows a lot?
Because if it is, Kangta's real name is Ahn Chilhyun.
He fits o.0;
But I don't know if he has any relations to Joo Ji Hoon at all.
I just thought I'd share xD

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I can't believe someone mentioned Barack Obama here. Surely, there's a difference between mentioning an old incident and being BUSTED during a drug sting or whatever this was. And what does the Korean police have to do with Barack Obama?

Please keep your heads screwed on tightly. The guy is guilty of consuming an illegal substance and is facing the consequences. All this talk of alcohol and what not is pointless.

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Seriously..this is so overhyped..all this is just to focus away from naming those Big Guns in the Jang JaYeon's case..Ok..so jail the pushers n peddlars and knock some senses on JiHun's head (and his party people frens..). A lot of peope are going to suffer..move on folks!! The economic situation is already bad..people need works!!

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I am SAD for him.....

TO Joo Ji-Hoon
Just be STRONG always and dont think of committing suicide like the others.... you can solve your problem eventually....

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yeah, America and Korea are different... deal with it.. every country has their own laws, respect that!

i want more updates on JJYeon's suicide case too... those dirty old men involved need to be lynched.. LOL

am glad that KHJ''s cleared.. ;-)

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It pays good being a popular actor....given that he's a big star, he has high price tag for CFs/dramas/monies...... he enjoyed fat pay checks....same way about this! Big star deserves much attention surely!

No one to blame but JJH but himself ..his decision and choice! The same media reporting about this, are same media who reported about his success since Goong and in his other projects. Are media reports exaggerated? he admitted being a user and that's what's reported. His appearance in any event is newsworthy what more where he's in now.

hope he will be a better person even we may not even be know about that anymore.....as time will come there will be less or no more news about him

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@83 Belleza
I think you miss understood my comment “JJH gets the book thrown at him while the rest are treated with kid gloves.”. I was referring to the players yet to be named!

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@coco,

"I was referring to the players yet to be named!"

Remember that this story is not even a week old. The names will come out, and if we're talking about high profile names, heads are going to roll.

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The "Kim model" can't be Kim Jae Wook. I don't think his image "seems like he go to clubs often" T_T

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Losing him wont have an effect on k-ent industry. As of now, it's a big deal because it's still a shock, but after this whole thing blows over he too will be forgotten.
There are plenty of talented young actors to take his place. I didn't think he was that great of an actor.

What I do feel sorry for are his parents who were once very proud of their son and now have to hang their heads in shame.

Just looking at his party pictures that was leaked online from a couple of years ago, you could tell he was drugged out.

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#106 , JS - great point !

...The same media reporting about this, are same media who reported about his success since Goong ...

a Chinese saying ... one has to resist the thirst if one chooses to eat salted fish :)

everything comes with price !

a Chinese website says, JJH is going to have great problems in rebuilding his career in Japan as the Japan society is very harsh to artistes who commit crimes. A Japan anti-K wave website, 2ch, has even named the k-showbiz as a place floods with drugs !

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I am really appalled by how some Joo Ji Hoon fans are turning this scandal into a big pity party for him. Sure he's not the only one who's done drugs, and there are other unnamed celebrities out there yet to be booked, but that doesn't change the fact that JJH took drugs knowing that it was illegal. I for one, do not feel sorry for him at all. He enjoyed the "high" he got by doing drugs, so now let him taste the consequences too. Stress and personal problems? That's a lame excuse. JJH is not the only celebrity who faces stress and personal problems, yet you don't see every celebrity turning to drugs to alleviate their stress or to run away from their problems. For every Robert Downey JR. and Drew Barrymore who manage to recover and turn their career around, 10 other celebrities career crash and burn due to their drug problems, but you don't hear about them. Robert Downey is the exception rather than the norm, and he's not korean. If you play with fire, you risk getting burnt. So JJH got busted, boo hoo hoo...go cry me a river. He may have a second chance, or he may not. Depends on how contrite JJH is, and whether the korean public will forgive and forget. But that's all in the future. Right now, JJH is being held up as a shameful example to all the other korean celebrities and the criticisms against him are justified, even if it's painful for his fans to read/hear about it. This is a good wake-up call to all. The party has to end sometime.

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@Rem

2ch is NOT a Japanese anti-K wave website -___- They talk about everything anonymously. Well there might be a thread there about anti-K wave but the website per se is not entirely dedicated to anti-K wave...

Bye bye Joo Jihoon. I don't know if you're an idiot for doing drugs or an idiot for getting caught.

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@ 100 javabeans

I understand the police and Media are different, and I'm not really saying "Hey Mr. Media, go ruin the other lives too, now that you've exposed one". The point I was trying to make (which probably came out wrong) was that the media (no matter which part of the globe you are in) tends to do excessive things. I just dislike the life destroying side of free press.

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#111 (REM): I bow to thee, judge - you've caught, condemned & judged.
And what a perfect angel you are - blameless, without sin. We have a SAINT in our midst, folks! Bravo to REM! Quick, throw the stone to JJH & his fans (omo! you already did... LOL)

You seem bitter & vindictive with your rant... boo hooo hooo. Don't stress yourself too much with this scandal. You don't want that angelic mask to wither

thanks for the updates dramabeans. I admire your patience with this bunch (including me)

About the cancellations, postponement, etcetera, it's inevitable, bound to happen. I only have good wishes for JJH, and to anyone who's in the same situation. Not that I condone drugs, but I'm a great believer of second chance, 3rd chance, even upto the nth chance.

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@Samsooki

it is not illegal for that in the US because they say if you're taking drugs and not selling or in possession, let's say you got a Public Intoxication charge and that's how they know you have been using, all they can really do is detain you until sober and give you help. In the US if you're not selling or in posession they want to help you get rid of your drug problem and what may be the cause of it, not punish you for your mistake. Who knows though.. I got a Public Intoxication and the judge truly wanted to help me, he gave me drug counciling for it, not a ticket or anything.

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oh my! JJH is reeping what he has sown...too bad that his career would..or should i say, has ended up like this! But then again...t'was his choice!

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@fp

LoL. You must be one of those paranoid JJH fans who thinks that everyone is out to get him. Who's stoning him? As a fan you can be as supportive of him as you like, but don't try to make him blameless or a victim. JJH is no martyr. He kicked himself in the @ss and he has no one to blame but himself. Doing drugs in Korea is ILLEGAL, no one put a gun to JJH's head and forced him to consume drugs. He wanted to do drugs because it was pleasurable. He and his friends would have continued taking drugs if they were not caught and his naive fans would still be praising JJH like some God-like figure. JJH is no victim here, honey. You do the crime, you pay the time. Simple as that. I'm no saint but at least I'm not dumb enough to try drugs like JJH and ruin my life. He was in such a privileged position with a promising career but he blew it. It wasn't like he was an unknown struggling korean actor feeding from hand to mouth who couldn't catch a break. I pity his family but not him. JJH's poor mother must be crying her heart out. JJH is an idiot. Period.

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@polarbear

What about ch? You are addressing the post to the wrong person. I did not mention that website and don't know anything about it being an anti-K wave website or not.

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TO katy rose., who said,-
"@#90 min, honestly, its no use comparing Joon Ji Hoon’s situation with people in America,"

Why is that? Comparing different cultures can help reasonable people see how ridiculous one country's laws and morales are vs. another. For example, if you were from a nation that legalized marital rape, the more civilized nations could shame you into NOT doing that. Just because "using" is illegal in Korea doesn't mean it's a rational, logical and humane law.

"He confessed and that’ all there is to it. His involvement was reported by someone else who was caught, and he admitted to it with full knowledge of what he was doing. Even in the United States, if a person confesses to a crime, they are held to that confession."

That's true, but we have no proof that confession was not coerced. We don't know if the police threatened him with a more serious crime if he didn't just confess to using. They could have told him, we're going to say you're working with the dealers if you don't say XYZ. I don't know. I just don't believe in trusting everything the mass media reports about someone's crime. Somewhere over the rainbow, there is a country where the police are never corrupt and the mass media never lies or distorts the truth, but that is definitely NOT South Korea. Read your history book.

" ' He is innocent until “PROVEN” guilty.'
Keep in mind that this is a philosophy that is NOT shared by every country’s judiciary system. In some countries, it is just the opposite: guilty until proven innocent. I, personally, don’t know how it is in Korea, but you shouldn’t assume that they share the same philosophy on Presumption of Innocence that the US does."

You shouldn't assume that Korean DOESN'T have it. In this case, I'm right and you're wrong. If you don't believe me, look it up. If you're pressed for time, I have found it for you: http://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/ks00000_.html

From the South Korean Constitution: Article 27 [Right to Trial]
(1) All citizens have the right to be tried in conformity with the law by judges qualified under the Constitution and the law.
(2) Citizens who are not on active military service or employees of the military forces may not be tried by a court martial within the territory of the Republic of Korea, except in case of crimes as prescribed by law involving important classified military information, sentinels, sentry posts, the supply of harmful food and beverages, prisoners of war, and military articles and facilities, and in the case of the proclamation of extraordinary martial law.
(3) All citizens have the right to a speedy trial. The accused have the right to a public trial without delay in the absence of justifiable reasons to the contrary.
!!(4) The accused are presumed innocent until a judgment of guilt has been pronounced.!!!
(5) A victim of a crime is entitled to make a statement during the proceedings of the trial of the case involved under the conditions prescribed by law.

Also, interestingly, in Article 12, guess what it says:
(7) In a case where a confession is deemed to have been made against a defendant's will due to torture, violence, intimidation, unduly prolonged arrest, deceit or similar action, or in a case where a !! confession!! is the only evidence against a defendant in a formal trial, such a confession may not be admitted as evidence of guilt, nor may a defendant be punished by reason of such a confession.

"drug use, especially by celebrities (since theyre so much in the public eye) is a HUGE deal."

Yes, I know it's a huge deal. I am not arguing that. I am arguing that from my viewpoint, JJH's drug use should NOT BE a HUGE DEAL. I think the arrest is silly, and the reactions to the arrest and confession of JJH on this website is even sillier. That is just my opinion. A lot of things about Korean culture bothers me, and this just another one, I guess.

“Any drug is bad for your body, because drugs contain chemicals that mess with different hormones in your body."

Are you kidding me? I don't even know how to answer this one. Good luck to you there, if you ever break a leg, get your wisdom teeth out, get a C-section, get cancer, etc, etc. Modern medicine IS ALL about Drugs. Our lifespan has increased this much because of drugs. Also, please don't try to "teach" me about how bad heroin is. I was just making a rhetorical point about harmful effects of "legal" drugs vs. "illegal" drugs. If we're making laws to protect society and its citizens, I feel the rational thing to do is list all the drugs, including alcohol, and compare them, to see which ones are the most addictive, cause the most diseases, and kill the most number of people. X and K does not come even close to the harm alcohol and tobacco does, in which Korean society promotes to the nth degree. Which is slightly hypocritical in my view.

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"That’s true, but we have no proof that confession was not coerced. We don’t know if the police threatened him with a more serious crime if he didn’t just confess to using. They could have told him, we’re going to say you’re working with the dealers if you don’t say XYZ. I don’t know."

Ok now this is what I call out of control! You can defend your fave celebrity, but seriously making it seem as if he was coerced to a confession, is called blind adoration for a guy named Joo Ji Hoon.
He took drugs, admitted to it so let him deal with the consquences, dont make excuses for him so just he could look less bad in the public eye only because you idolize him.

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At least the issue with the Boys Before Flowers actor has been cleared up. It's not him.
(Hankooki) No word yet on the singer.

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I find it sad that so many posters have so little compassion for a young man, in the whirlwind of being a celebrity, making foolish life wrecking choices. I find JJH's circumstances very sad.
I would hardly call it a "pity party" but having compassion.

But I am older than most here I am sure, and it seems to me that life has many opportunities for pitfalls and bad choices. At 20 or 27 its easy to think one has it all figured out. But then you're 40+ and you look back fondly at your strident, smarty pants younger self and smile.

Compassion. I'm all for it.

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@120 min: "we have no proof that confession was not coerced. We don’t know if the police threatened him with a more serious crime if he didn’t just confess to using. They could have told him, we’re going to say you’re working with the dealers if you don’t say XYZ. I don’t know. I just don’t believe in trusting everything the mass media reports about someone’s crime. Somewhere over the rainbow, there is a country where the police are never corrupt and the mass media never lies or distorts the truth, but that is definitely NOT South Korea. Read your history book."

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OMG how lame this is. So now the Korean police is corrupted too? How could JJH be threaten of more serious crimes if he's not even use it (the lighter charge that involve drug). Wait, unless you hinting he were in for more than just using. How ridiculous that sounds?

I'm speechless with some of JJH fans making lame excuse, crazy assumptions left & right to justify for his action. Hello, he JJH is not an American. Cry all you want but he's a Korean citizen and subjected to its laws & punishments. Case closed!

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" 24 siticantik - Apr 28, 2009 at 9:15 am

“Actor “I” recently appeared in a drama and is being investigated”

Sorry to say… but actor Im Ju Hwan (Frozen Flower, Boys Over Flowers, Snow Queen) keeps coming to my mind and i once saw a pic of him with Yeh Hak-young before….seems like they’re close…"

ahh, your prediction was amazingly :O
Recently there was news of him involved even if it's not certain he was involved or not.

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@Biscuit,

"Sorry to say… but actor Im Ju Hwan (Frozen Flower, Boys Over Flowers, Snow Queen) keeps coming to my mind and i once saw a pic of him with Yeh Hak-young before….seems like they’re close…”"

Actually the media really screwed up here. It turned out that the guy under investigation has a similar name, but is not an actor. Im Ju Hwan's people have reiterated again and again that he was NEVER under investigation by the police. It was just bad, irresponsible journalism.

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@ 120 min

I don't know exactly why you're spewing out all these legal provisions and legalese when you've used them in an entirely misplaced context, anyway.

It's really just common sense -- he committed an act which is considered a criminal offense under South Korean law, he even went so far as to confess to it (there goes your presumption of innocence) -- and now he has to face the consequences.

As to your theory that he might have been coerced, that's JJH's burden to prove, not the police. Until his lawyer is able to do that, it is presumed that the officers who questioned him were regularly performing their duties.

Lastly, I just went O_O when you said this whole matter -- illegal drugs -- should not be a big deal. I don't know what planet you are from, but the last time I heard, illegal drugs are gravely detrimental to the person taking it, making him a potential danger to the ppl around him. I do not say that a person taking drugs is a danger per se; but he POTENTIALLY is. Look around you. See what illegal substances can do to a person's life. Wake up and smell stench of reality, please.

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@ REM
Your horns & fangs are showing ...bwahahahaha... LOL
Careful, you don't want that angelic mask to look ugly

As I said, don't stressed yourself too much with this scandal. You might get wrinkles. Looks like you're also running out of words. Man, you keep repeating yourself, and copying what others are saying. BORING !!! (yawn, yawn) -- Say something original, deep or mind boggling.

@ javabeans. Good to hear that Im Ju Hwan was cleared. Mistaken identity. I hope the police or media will thread lightly before divulging new names in public.

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@120 min

Why is that? Comparing different cultures can help reasonable people see how ridiculous one country’s laws and morales are vs. another.

You do not do comparative studies so you can brand one culture/laws/people as ridiculous. "Reasonable" people do it to understand the other culture better. If you compare something so you can say, you are so much better than another culture - that smacks of arrogance.

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this is madness. madness.

i hope this ugly madness will end soon. k-ent is just exploding (with this, JJaYoung and a recent suicide), like what belleza said, it's really like swine flu.

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Why should change the cast for the new drama ??? We had been waiting for long long time to see his new drama... Pls don't change......

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Netizens dug up Joo Ji Hoon's wild partying pictures...I dont know how they do it but they sure are very good detectives. http://kenh14.vn/c1/t3/2009043010072479/soc-truoc-nhung-hinh-anh-an-choi-cua-thai-tu-shin.chn
The pictures are a bit wild for Korean standards but it would be nothing in the US.

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give ji hoon a break.....
i'm not saying what he did was not bad but he works hard and sometimes we all do bad things....right
it's not as if he's the only one
if he's admitted to use drugs a few times it does not mean he's a druggie
still love him......
JOO JI HOON Stay Strong!!!!!!!!
LOVE YA!!!!!!!!

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@melica

I'm probably older than most here too, and to me, compassion is given to those who deserve it. I feel lots of compassion for victims of child-abuse and for those who are oppressed, struck by poverty, those who live in war-torn countries and are suffering through no fault of their own, those who are stripped of basic human rights...and the list goes on. However, I don't feel compassion for spoiled celebrities who have the world at their feet and then blow it all away with their own stupidity. I feel for JJH's situation and it sucks to be him, but nope, I don't feel sorry for JJH. Good for you that you do, though.

@fp

Hello cupcakes, you're still in denial I know....but who's the one crying over their precious fallen hero Joo Ji Hoon? It's YOU honey, not me. lol. You poor disillusioned fans are lashing out at everyone who's telling it like it is and cannot face reality. You wanna hear the truth? JJH is a spoilt celebrity whose wild drug-ridden partying past has caught up with him. Yet some of his fans are so blinded by JJH's 'looks' and 'talent' that they somehow think he is above the law and claim that drug taking is "no big deal" in Korea. So you think JJH should escape from this scandal with just a light slap on the wrist? No Way. No How! The law doesn't show preferential treatment to anyone, even if you happen to be a famous person. Or, at least that's the way it SHOULD be.

Now why should I be stressed out about JJH's scandal? What a joke, ahaha! He means nothing to me. Get over yourself already. There's more to life and the world of entertainment than your almighty JJH. He needs to worry about lawsuits and jail-time, let's just say - the least of his worries right now is whether or not he'd win the most popular actor at the end of 2009.(He's definitely in the running for the biggest k-entertainment scandal of 2009 though. lol). What did you expect the public to say about JJH's exploits? Praise him and give him a medal of honour for bravery? *roll eyes* He's just another spoilt, drugged up celebrity. Whoop De Do.

Anyway, hope you felt better venting out at me and insinuating that I'm a devil, I'd expect no less from a JJH fan. Anyone who doesn't bow before the alter of your "perfect Godly JJH" is the devil and must banished, LOL. This is the end of our conversation because as you said, it's getting repetitive. I'm going outside to enjoy the beautiful day now. Bye bye, honey! =)

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@REM
So many words, full of nonsense. Same old rant, same old name. Sounds like an old record. Not worth reading honey pie, kutchie pie, chicken pie... LOL

By the time I got to your 2nd sentence, I was already asleep... BORING! ZZZZZZZZZZ!

@ javabeans, sorry about that but I'm having a great time zeroing out on REM - IT needs to let out all that bottled-up frustrations, and this scandal seem like a good topic & venue. Any more updates?

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"Yes, I know it’s a huge deal. I am not arguing that. I am arguing that from my viewpoint, JJH’s drug use should NOT BE a HUGE DEAL... A lot of things about Korean culture bothers me, and this just another one, I guess." - min

--i'm with you completely. all i can say is, if this happened at the time Goong is still ongoing, i'd still be watching.

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I'm sorry to the person who thinks the reading parts of the constitution of S. Korea is too difficult. Let me simplify for you:
1. The Korean justice system HAS presumption of innocence, just like the U.S.
2. If the only evidence for the defendant is his confession, it cannot be used to convict him of a crime.

Just to clear the air about why I care about this issue:
South Korea is where I was born and raised. I respect my country. I moved to the U.S. in the mid 80's, during the military dictatorship, where people were tortured by the police(working with the military) put in prison for years for political dissent and freedom of the press was non-existent. Things are much improved now, but Korea is still a much more oppressive society than the one I live in currently. Once in a while, I read things about my country that I disagree with. That is the case here. One of the main reasons I enjoy Kdrama so much is I can see through the years how far we have come, in terms of women's rights and growing freedom of its people.

I am not a "fangirl" or a fan of this actor, JJH. He is not my idol, for gods' sake. I know very little about this person. I just don't think anyone should be tried and convicted without been given a fair trial and I don't think anyone has enough facts here to make any judgments. I don't condone illegal drug use by anyone, but I also don't think it's something you should have your whole career destroyed by. If it is, in Korea, I think they need to evolve their thinking. Everyone likes to demonize illegal drugs and how much harm it does to society, but I am a rational person. I like to look at the statistics, which no one here seems to like doing.

In the U.S. , where illegal drug us is more common than in Korea, 17,000 die every year from them. Alcohol kills approximately 85,000 per year. Tobacco kills 435,000. Federal statistics show that a large percentage of criminal offenders were under the influence of alcohol alone when they committed their crimes (36.3%, or a total of 1,919,251 offenders). Federal research also shows for more than 40% of convicted murderers being held in either jail or State prison, alcohol use was a factor in the crime.

I am not saying drugs are GOOD for you, just that in CONTEXT, it is not as bad for us than you might imagine. If you really want to harm your body, take up smoking cigarettes and drink everyday.

And as to people here who have no sympathy, empathy or compassion for this human being, next time you make a mistake I hope the people around you are not like yourselves.

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@min:
Very well said. I am not from Korea but have the same sentiment as yours.
Remember nobody is perfect and JJH is still very young. He has a lot to learn. It's too harsh if his career is ruined by this. People who make mistakes should have a second chance. We do make mistakes in our life, don't we?

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Seriously, this thread is out of control.

When I first read the news my feelings were that of disappointment. Then I read a bit more, and realized doing drugs in South Korea is viewed really differently there compared to Europe.

I thought to myself what he would have had to have done to get this witch hunt where I come from (Norway) - he'd probably have had to been exposed as a pedophile or a serial killer. So it's kind of hard to relate to it all, and at the end of the day I just end up feeling sorry for the guy. Having lived in Korea his whole life, he should have known better though.

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I just realized after reading all conflicting opinions about this that the bottomline is:

He was caught using illegal drugs. He broke the law. Now he must suffer the consequences.

Simple as that. No if's no but's!

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It's sad that if JJH had been an American actor here in the States, his career would be fine. We have so many actors/actresses in America that have been hospitalized or publicized for drug use - but it's so easy for them to bounce back and continue on with their careers.

Then again that's just a reflection on the lack of moral fiber in our country. Poor JJH. Sorry, but I don't really care about drug use. I believe you can do whatever you want to your own body - it's your choice. It's other people's fault for placing celebrities up on pedestals and making them role models for themselves. Actors are actors to entertain - that's all.

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I'm confused as to why no other names are being released.. they make it sound like some (others) have been confirmed.. but why did they only release the names of these 3?

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x.x Geez. The arguments between some people is getting kind of childish. Demeaning each others viewpoints doesn't change the situation at all. You could argue that you are having a healthy debate but unless you're willing to actually take in or try to understand any other point it's just an everyday argument isn't it? My personal opinion? Whether or not you think Korean law is too harsh or not against drugs doesn't change the fact that it is the law. And whether or not drinking alcohol is worse for you then taking heroin, =_=; (which I would argue people die from alcohol more only because it seems more accessible and 'okay' to use. When detrimental side effects are placed side by side, forgive me if I'm mistaken and just ignorant, but I'm pretty sure that Heroin would win that competition.) It's the law. Arguing about it and not actually attempting to see what you can do about it isn't likely to change the law anytime soon. As someone has said, he confessed. And unless his lawyer wants to plead that he was coerced, that pretty much seals the deal on that one. Plus, the party pictures someone posted earlier don't exactly paint him in the best of light of being totally innocent. In the end... I don't think JJH is someone no one should throw compassion towards. He's young and foolish. People make mistakes. We don't know his personal trials and what he feels he is capable of handling. However this doesn't excuse what he did. He still did something wrong. And in my opinion, in this case when you do do something wrong, you should take responsibility for it and take what consequences you must. And it seems like he is. I hope that he and others can learn from this and get through this the best he can. If he has learned his lesson hopefully society can forgive a stupid mistake.

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JustAfan says:
"He was caught using illegal drugs. He broke the law. Now he must suffer the consequences.

Simple as that. No if’s no but’s!"

Bingo! That's it really. Now the JJH fans in bitter denial like fp here need to get it. Whinging about the unfairness of it all for their "poor baby JJH" isn't going to change that fact. The reality is that JJH's public image has gone down the drain in Korea. He's affected his co-workers, family, management and those people who have invested in his movies, and the public is not going to be totally sympathetic to him, it's not so easy. Last I checked, this is not the "commiserate with us pitiful JJH fans" blog. It's a neutral blog where people are going to speak their minds, whether you like it or not. You gotta expect frank criticisms to go along with the supportive posts, and not try to silence the criticisms with childish name-calling. The world does not consist of JJH fans who'll excuse his every action. Deal with it.

Who are JJH fans to try and dictate public opinion? If you can't deal with the truth about your JJH then you shouldn't be reading blogs and forums outside of your JJH fan-thread. Stay in your fantasy bubble-land where JJH reigns king of a fictional kingdom.

This news is boring me already. Moving on!

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I will support him !

he's wasn't kill people and didn't hurt anybody, he just a human and made a mistake, pls give him a chance.

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@ REM
Still here? Me too, and I will never give you up honey pie, kutchie pie, chicken pie. LOL! And of course, I will never give up reading blogs & forums such as this. It's so much fun. With the exception of your post which really lulls me to sleep, the others' raves & rants are quite OK.

Looks like you'll be here for a long time. I can see that you're still not over & cured from your mental state. It's OK. This is a safe place for you with us as your support system. We'll get you through from this madness until you're rehabilitated.

REM, aza, aza, fighting!

@ javabeans, it's me again, and I believe I gained a buddy in your blogsite. Thank you.

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ANY people also will done wrong.just support joo ji hoon if still was his loyal fans..
u're not those celebrities..u might not know the stress and many problems that they are facing..joo ji hoon confess everything indicate that he's guilty for what he had done. so why not just support him a susual.jo ji hoon aja aja fightin! your loyal fan forever

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@fp

Honey, still venting your frustrations out like a mad chicken here? I thought you didn't read my posts cos you got a short attention span? LOL! Okay, whatever, little girl. I'll put down your lack of coherence due to distress from your fantasy world falling apart since JJH got busted. Poor you. :-(

Okay, I know this is all too much for you to take, so I'll let you have the last word now, cupcakes. Keep talking rubbish to yourself if you must, cos you won't have time to do that later when you see how your JJH is REALLY gonna suffer. LOL....I'm not laughing at his expense, by the way, but at YOURS! ^___^ Want me to buy you a big hanky? I'm afraid that wouldn't be enough to stop your tears and heal your emotional scarring from the trauma. Maybe a shrink may help. LOL.

So long for real this time, honey. It was fun teasing you! :) Keep lighting candles for your God JJH, cos everyone knows he needs "enlightening" right now. Ha Ha Ha!

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@ REM
less words, less blunder Now, who do you think looks foolish in this blogsite? None other than you -- cringes... LOL! You sound like a psycho now.

I believe the JJH's fans out there will be very pleased that you keep mentioning his name. As they say, good or bad, it's still good publicity.

here, here, take your medication before you go to your cell.

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Yup Joo Ji Hoon be strong. If u r human then u r liable to mistakes but the point is admitting ur mistakes and taking the responsibility. Enough harm is already done to Joo Ji Hoon, so netizens just stop overdoing it, just cant stand the cruel people out there making people feel disgusted and guilty enough to commit suicide...

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