[BEDA] Blog Every Day In April: Day 13 – Idol Least Likely to Remember the Events of the Night Before

South Korea is known for its drinking culture where copious amounts of soju and other alcoholic beverages are consumed by many and is a important aspect of social life. The same cannot be said about idols as their images are strictly managed in order to present innocence and youth to appeal to the masses.

Enter GD&TOP, the rapping sub-unit of idol group BIGBANG, who are more mature in age and image than the average kpop group. G-Dragon (GD), BIGBANG’s front man, songwriter and producer was involved in a marijuana scandal  last year. A drug test was administered  and the tests came back positive but the idol was not charged for any offence. G-Dragon admitted to smoking marijuana, but claimed that he consumed it accidentally:

(sorry I could not find the video with english subtitles)

Even though I am a fan, I can’t help but think that this story doesn’t pan out. Cigarette smoke and marijuana smell different, and G-Dragon claiming that he couldn’t remember clearly but that a stranger handed it to him and he didn’t want to be rude so he smoked it sounds like a bit of a stretch. Since he claims to have been too drunk to remember clearly there is not much to go on beyond that, but I’m still calling shenanigans.

He did pen the track High High afterall:

He does look like he’d be a lot of fun to party with.

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