Yang Hyun-suk, former CEO and the largest shareholder of YG Entertainment, was seen at the concert of the boy group TREASURE.
TREASURE held their first concert at the Olympic Hall, which is located in Olympic Park on April 10th.
After the concert, many people posted on SNS sites, such as Twitter, saying they saw YG’s former CEO Yang Hyun-suk. A photo of Yang Hyun-suk, who was sitting in the front row, looking at the stage with a bright smile was also spread.
However, Yang Hyun-suk is being criticized for appearing without wearing a mask. According to the Covid-19 prevention regulations, all concert audiences are required to wear masks and actions that might splash saliva, such as standing up and singing in unison, are prohibited.
Audiences who do not comply with the pandemic prevention rules might be forced to leave the concert. On the same they, the staff of TREASURE’s concert did announce that audiences could be sent off the hall if they violated the rules.
Netizens poured out criticism on former CEO Yang Hyun-suk, such as “Why didn’t you wear a mask?”, “He should be reported”, “They said they would force the audiences to go out, but why did they leave Yang Hyun-suk alone?”, etc.
Meanwhile, Yang Hyun-suk was caught up in the “Buring Sun Case” in 2019 and stepped down from his CEO position. He was put on trial for a number of charges, including overseas gambling, along with allegations of providing sexual entertainment to foreign investors.
He was announced to be cleared of charges on the allegations of arranging sexual entertainment due to “insufficient evidence”, but had to pay a fine on overseas gambling. From July 2015 to January 2019, he was found to have gambled about 400 million won in Las Vegas, the U.S for a total of 20 times and was fined 15 million won.