Ravi, a member of the K-pop boy band VIXX, has been embroiled in controversy after allegations of corruption in the military surfaced. Reports suggest that he was involved in a scheme to help clients avoid military service by referring them to a neurologist at a major hospital in Seoul and then giving them a false medical diagnosis of epilepsy. Consequently, the clients were either discharged from military service or given a lower military rank. The agency representing Ravi, GROOVL1N, has released a statement in response to the allegations, indicating that they are currently investigating the matter and will provide more information in due course. This controversy has caused a stir in the K-pop industry and has raised questions about the integrity of the military system. It remains to be seen how this situation will be resolved, but it is clear that this is an issue that needs to be addressed urgently.
Ravi from VIXX agency released a statement regarding his ongoing allegations of corruption in the military.
Earlier on January 12, it was reported that a group of middlemen were arrested on corruption charges to avoid military service by referring their clients to a neurologist at a major hospital in Seoul and then giving them a false medical diagnosis of epilepsy, to to help them recover. discharged from military service or given a lower military rank.
The brokers reportedly advertised themselves saying that a famous idol rapper also used their services to successfully obtain a 4th military rating (disabled service) through them.
Reports claim that the rapper refused to appear on the entertainment show in May last year due to conscription, then joined the service as a social worker in October. Ravi, who left KBS2’s “2 Days & 1 Night” in May and began his military service as a civil servant in October, was then announced as the idol in question.
Ravi GROOVL1N The agency released an official announcement with the following content.
It is GROOVL1N.
We would like to pass on our official statement regarding the reports that were released today.
After receiving the signal, we carefully investigate the truth of the situation.
It is in order to give a statement as soon as possible, but since the issue is related to military service, we feel it is appropriate to first understand the details and then give detailed explanations, so we are currently trying to understand the details. Additionally, if there is a request for an investigation related to this case, [Ravi] will conduct it in good faith at all times.
More precise information will be provided in a separate notice later.