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According to a reliable source, G-Dragon took part in the shooting of the TV commercial for the global outdoor brand North Face on October 5 along with the other members of Big Bang.
Someone in the know says, “The advertising world is one of the most sensitive industries about celebrities’ images. As for the case of G-Dragon, however, the contract between Big Bang and North Face is likely not to be vitiated, considering the group’s popularity and the indictment suspended.
Besides North Face, the other brands for which G-Dragon has played a model hardly brought up any question about the trouble so far. The scandal seems not to give a severe battering to the image of G-Dragon.
It is said that the fact that G-Dragon is not a habitual smoker and has his indictment suspended had a crucial role in helping him survive the event.
Earlier, the main TV channels announced that they found no suitable reason to ban him from appearing on TV because his indictment was suspended.
Regardless of the favorable treatments for him, it is said that he has some time for self-restraint and self-reflection for his careless behavior. YG Entertainment made an official announcement on October 5, “G-Dragon could be confident when he was under prosecutor’s investigation because he is not a habitual smoker. That’s why he took part in pre-planned activities as scheduled. We were also surprised to know that the result of drug test with his hair showed a positive reaction.”
He added, “We’ve tried to find out the cause of the result. GD finally recalled the scene: as he attended a drinking party to wish for the success of its Japanese concert tour, he happened to take a few puffs strongly offered by a young Japanese fan not to offend the fan.”
The agency also gave words of apology: “We know that famous public figures have a duty to behave in an exemplary manner. In that sense, we deeply regret the mistake we did and introspect. I bow my head, and extend my sincere apology.”
The prosecution says, “G-Dragon is a first-time offender, and deeply reflected what he mistakenly did. All things considered, we decided to have his indictment suspended.”
By Gil Hye-seong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Translated by Geum Jae / Korea.com
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