Seungri’s Retirement Statement Greeted with Derision by Korean Netizens

Seungri has declared his retirement from the entertainment industry. Netizens in Korea are rather scornful about his attitude.

Following a series of scandals that connect to serious crimes, Seungri released a retirement statement through Instagram. Below is the full statement translated:

This is Seungri.

I think it would be best if I retire from the entertainment industry at this point. I decided to retire because the issues that I’ve caused the societal disturbance with are too heavy. Regarding the issues that are being investigated, I will clear up the suspicions by cooperating diligently.

I’ve been receiving criticism and hate from the public for the past month and a half. And every investigation agencies are currently investigating me. As I’m branded as a nation’s traitor, I can’t tolerate myself causing harms to everyone around me to save myself.

I sincerely thank all the fans who have supported me for the past 10 years. I think I’m done here, for the honor of YG and BIGBANG.

Once again, I’m sorry.
I have been thankful of everyone so far.

 

From the tone of the statement to the way it was delivered, many people on the internet are speaking how senseless it is. Take a look at the tweets below.

 

SR’s declaration of retirement brings nothing but a sneer. (It’s funny) how he thought he is in the position to ‘decide’ to retire at this point.

 

One of the comments on Seungri’s retirement article:
“As if he is just leaving a group chat room”

 

It’s not a big deal to retire from the entertainment industry when he retired from being a human.

 

I read Seungri’s Instagram retirement statement and it’s so funny how it sounds so raw, like it wasn’t filtered by a lawyer. It sounds like an ex-boyfriend who realized that he was going to be dumped and break up with the girl first to feel braggy about being the one who dumped somebody. I can see that he is filled with anger based on the wording “nation’s traitor.” Dude, you sure were abandoned.”

 

Look at the first sentence lol. “I think it would be best if I retire” lol. Is he choosing what to have for lunch? 

 

It’s so obvious that he is grinding his teeth. What is he saying about being labeled as a nation’s traitor? Are you feeling victimized? Lol. All I can feel from the statement is him complaining about being hated by people. What is him to think that he can calm the situation by his retirement? His retirement has nothing to do with the investigation.

 

Seungri, you retired on Instagram. Have your funeral on Instagram too.

 

Now that he retired from the entertainment industry he can debut at Seoul Southern Detention Center.

 

 

By Heewon Kim

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