Amid Lee Seung Gi’s music revenue controversy, fans showed intense reactions.
On November 21st, Dispatch exclusively reported that Lee Seung Gi has not received his music revenue for 27 albums from HOOK Entertainment for 18 years. When the news of HOOK gaslighting Lee Seung Gi by calling him a ‘minus singer’ was published, fans poured out criticism toward the agency by sending “protest trucks” to the agency’s building to show their huge support for the actor.
On November 22nd, netizens on several online communities, including FMKorea and Ppomppu, said they found trucks with content related to Lee Seung Gi’s issue.
The released truck carries an LED banner with supportive messages for Lee Seung Gi, such as “Lee Seung Gi is not a minus singer”.
Later, other trucks, which seem to have been sent by Lee Seung Gi’s fan union ‘AIREN’, were also found to have similar messages, such as “Lee Seung Gi’s 18-year slave contract”, “HOOK pays him 0 won in music revenue”, “AIREN supports Lee Seung Gi”, etc.
Earlier when the controversy intensified, HOOK’s CEO Kwon Jin Young made a position, saying “We are currently in the process of checking the facts and there is room for legal action in the future, so we ask for your understanding once again on the part that we will be refraining from expressing positions”, adding “If there is any part that HOOK Entertainment or I, personally, are confirmed to be legally responsible for, we will take full responsibility for it”.
HOOK has recently experienced ups and downs. Starting from the controversial romantic relationship between actress Park Min Young and businessman Kang Jong Hyun, HOOK was then raided by the police due to suspicions of its CEO’s and executives’ embezzlement. In addition, former Fin.K.L member Sung Yu Ri is also suspected of being related to Kang Jong Hyun’s business.