In a recent article on koreaboo, Netizens have been protesting about the debut of iKon's leader B.I because of his father's charges on "business embezzlement". Here's the whole article (http://www.koreaboo.com/news/netizens-protest-the-debut-of-ikons-b-i-due-to-his-fathers-crimes/)
Originally posted on Pann:
“As you already know, B.I’s father destroyed families by stealing over billions of won. That’s called “business embezzlement fraud.” If B.I were to debut normally, what do you think of all of the children and family members that went bankrupt due to his father would feel? hahahaha Probably there are many families who are going to threaten him if he were to debut. haha. And don’t try to protect him by saying all of his hard work in training is going to go to waste. Their family can live the rest of their lives off all of the money that they stole from other families. Is B.I’s dream more important than other families that are going to cry blood after seeing him debut? Please make some sense fans hahaha He is not even good a rapper and if his dad is going to still commit crimes despite his son being a celebrity, then the son deserves the scorn. As soon as he debuts, I am going to spam “business embezzlement fraud father” on every community so that it’ll never die out. So don’t debut B.I unless he is going to officially disown his family.”
[ +196 / -22] You guys would be okay too if your parents are out in the street due to B.I’s father huh?
[ +194 / -22] As much as I want to say it is separate from B.I and what his father did, every time B.I is on broadcast, he ignores people without money. And he bought all of those bags, clothes and hats with money that his father stole from other families…. 1 out of 3 raps that he did in Show Me The Money is dissing other companies asking them if they have much money as their company making fun of mid-size companies. ha. And his mom going to international vacations with the money they stole and posting pictures of them going to casinos and places. But the sad truth is that once he debuts, there are going to be people trying to protect him. Whew…
[ +171 / -28] If he debuts, I’m going to insult him every day. I’m serious, he is the son of a fraud who made many families go out in the streets bankrupt. We cannot let him debut. Don’t you think the victims will want to die after they see him debut.
So what do you think about this? To be honest, I'm a hard Yg-stan and iKon is totally one of my top rookie/trainee groups out in this industry, however, the way this netizen posts it actually hits a chord in me, like I can't imagine if some iKon members' families have been suffering because of their leader's father's mistakes...? Like I want to say it's his father's fault, and not his, but to be honest, B.I sometimes is really cocky about money and sh$t, although I love him and all of iKon, I wonder if publicity to such an issue would be the best? Idk? I'm kind of torn in between AISH!