Thursday, June 13, 2024

Late K-Pop Idol Goo Hara’s contribution in exposing the Burning Sun Scandal revealed in BBC documentary

Goo Hara

A recent documentary highlighted how the late K-Pop star Goo Hara played a crucial role in uncovering criminal activities involving celebrities in the infamous Burning Sun scandal of 2019. This included exposing figures like Jung Joon-young and BIGBANG’s Seungri. The documentary, titled ‘Burning Sun: Exposing the Secret K-Pop Chat Groups,’ released by BBC Korea, focuses on two female reporters who uncovered key information about the case and shared their discoveries during their investigation.
The documentary explores the scandal thoroughly and involves accusations of ties between the police and the Burning Sun club, allegations of sex solicitation by Seungri, and the circulation of illegal sex videos involving K-Pop stars, particularly Jung Joon-young in his chat room.
In the midst of all the revelations, one of the most important things that came out was how Goo Hara helped out the journalists with their investigation. It was disclosed that at a very crucial moment, the late idol played a big role in convincing Choi Jong-hoon, who was close to Jung, to speak out to the journalists. This helped them in getting a big breakthrough in the form of a recorded conversation.
On an internet forum, users posted screenshots from the documentary, showing how the well-known journalist, Kang, talked about Hara’s pivotal role in uncovering the scandal. The journalist clearly recalled Hara’s first phone call and her contribution, stating, “Ms. Journalist (Kang), this is Hara. I really want to help you out. Those guys have so many suspicious things on their phones. What you’re saying is all true. What can I do to help?” Kang then went on to remark, “It was Hara who opened the gate,” and her courage prompted Jong-hoon to disclose the name of the corrupt police officer involved in the case. (Courtesy: Outlook)