The buzz around top star ‘L’ is at a peak, with everyone eagerly awaiting updates on the allegations.
On the 20th, L’s agency skirted any direct communication with iMBC, following an exclusive report by Kyeong-gi Shinmun that identified him as a strong suspect in an ongoing drug investigation. “We are currently assessing the situation,” was the only official statement provided, leaving much to speculation.
Incheon Police confirmed that they flagged L during an investigation into entertainment establishments in Gangnam. They added, “While investigating in Gangnam, we have come across information related to a celebrity of Yoo Ah In’s status. We are internally investigating based on information about L’s alleged drug activities.” The police were cautious to emphasize that they had not filed any formal charges related to drug abuse against L as of yet.
Hints that L debuted in 2001 through an MBC sitcom and has enjoyed a fruitful career in numerous dramas and movies have considerably narrowed down the list of suspects. Many people have honed in on Lee Sun Kyun, famed for his role in the Academy Award-winning film Parasite, among other hit dramas like Coffee Prince, Pasta, and My Mister.
The social discourse is ablaze with opinions. Comments included a range of reactions, from “This is more shocking than Yoo Ah In’s news” to “He is a married man and has kids! If it’s true that he’s linked with a nightlife establishment, it’s really shocking.” Other comments stated, “This is why you can’t judge a book by its cover” and “But he did debut in the 2001 sitcom.”
Amid the scandal, voices of public outrage are connecting this case to recent incidents involving celebrities and drug abuse, Yoo Ah In being a notable example. The actor is facing allegations of having administered five types of drugs including marijuana, propofol, ketamine, zolpidem, and cocaine.