Why was G-Dragon the only one to have been placed under investigation?
Amidst the shocking news of G-Dragon's marijuana incident, the public has started wondering why he was singled out for investigation.
According to the prosecution, G-Dragon smoked a stick of marijuana while in Japan in May. YG Entertainment then followed up with a press release on October 5th, stating that G-Dragon "was attending a party together with several Japanese staff members, when a person he took to be a fan offered him a cigarette at the restroom. After he took two or three puffs he realized something was wrong and flushed it down the toilet." Big Bang was in Japan from May 5th to May 19th, traveling through Osaka, Chiba, and Nagoya to hold a total of eight concerts. This club incident stands out as the likely cause for G-Dragon's positive test results.
However, this begs the question: Out of all the members of Big Bang, why is it that only G-Dragon was requested to take the test?
A representative from the prosecutor's side answered, "That is because we got a tip-off regarding only G-Dragon; the other members were not mentioned at all. Accordingly, we went ahead to test G-Dragon."
Meanwhile, spokespeople from the entertainment circle are keeping close attention to see if this case will signal the start of an investigation into the use of marijuana in the industry. The representative dismissed this rumor, saying, "No other celebrity is under investigation."