Any indications of YG Entertainment and BIGBANG have been removed from Seungri’s official profile on Naver.
The former BIGBANG member announced his retirement from the entertainment industry on March 11 through an Instagram post. Prior to his announcement, he was swept up in various controversies including the Burning Sun assault case as well as numerous allegations of drug use, corrupt ties with the police, and the arrangement of sexual escort services to entertain investors. On March 13, YG Entertainment confirmed that the agency had terminated its contract with Seungri.
As of March 19, Seungri’s profile on Naver is devoid of any traces of his time in BIGBANG and YG. Not only can users no longer find YG-related information in the debut section of his profile, but all of his history as a BIGBANG member and links to the group’s YouTube, Weibo, Facebook, and Instagram accounts are also no longer present. However, his profile on other Korean search engines still show links to BIGBANG.
BIGBANG’s profile on Naver has also removed Seungri from the member lineup, only showing the four remaining members.
Jung Joon Young, another celebrity at the center of the chatroom controversy, also has his agency information and debut date deleted from his profile. Former FTISLAND member Choi Jong Hoon previously announced his retirement from the entertainment industry, but his agency is still listed as FNC Entertainment.