It seems like TVXQ’s Yunho has a tiger by the tail. A series of controversies over his social distancing violations, visiting an illegal KTV bar, and purchasing corporate family buildings heated up online. Now, even his fans are raising voices for an explanation.
On March 16th, DCInside Yunho gallery released their second statement. They wrote, “We strongly urged SM Entertainment to restore Yunho’s reputation by taking strong legal action against MBC’s Newsdesk. However, it is a shame that the agency chose to stay silent and take no accounts on the matter.”
“On the 15th, we also asked for the agency’s clear explanation on the suspicion over Yunho purchasing a building as a family corporation,” they continued. “We understand that finding the best way to save taxes in a capitalist society is a reasonable spending habit. However, the gap between the reality and his comment on MBC’s Dunia: Into A New World leaves us questions.”
Last month, the police arrested Yunho for violating the social distancing regulations at a bar in Seoul. The singer personally apologized, and things seem to have settled down. A few days later, MBC’s Newsdesk reported that the bar was an illegal establishment. They added that his friends got into a physical brawl with the police to help Yunho flee the scene.
SM Entertainment soon refuted all allegations and claimed that Yunho never fleed the scene and only visited the place per his friend’s request.
However, public criticism against him grew by the minute. As a result, the advertisers, including Shinhan Financial Group and Ottogi, quickly scrubbed Yunho’s images from their banners.
On the 15th, Yunho had another allegation against him – purchasing a building as a family corporation. Corporation A, where Yunho’s father is named the CEO, bought a building in Pungnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, for 16.3 billion KRW (about $14,423,513) in 2016. What sparked a heated debate is that corporation A used to be a company that had nothing to do with the real estate business until 2016.