JYJ’s Jaejoong is coming under heavy criticism.
On March 7th, Insight reported that JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong was at risk of receiving an imprisonment of up to 2 years or a huge fine for violating the Election Law. Accordingly, on March 5th, Jaejoong went to cast his ballot for the 2022 South Korea presidential election, then took a photo of his own ballot paper and posted it on Instagram.
Although the male idol used stickers to cover up the results, and it’s clear that he only wanted to encourage everyone to vote, what he did was still illegal. The Election Law prohibits taking photos inside the polling booth. Those who upload photos of ballot papers on social networks can face up to 2 years in prison or a fine of up to 4 million won.
Immediately after being criticized by the public, Jaejoong took down the photo from his Instagram. However, criticisms aimed at the male idol are still pouring in. Currently, Jaejoong himself and the management company have not spoken up to address his wrong action.
On March 4th, K.Will also posted a photo of his ballot paper inside the voting booth at the 20th presidential election pre-voting station on his Instagram before deleting it and posted an apology after being embroiled in controversy over the violation of the election law. However, in the case of K.Will, according to a report from Sports Kyunghyang, he is highly likely to be acquitted if he is handed over to the court.