G-Dragon to create foundation to fight drug abuse

G-Dragon arrives at the Nonhyeon Police Station in Incheon, 27 kilometers west of Seoul, for questioning, Nov. 6. Yonhap

K-pop star G-Dragon will set up a foundation to fight against drug abuse, which has fast become an increasing problem in the country, his new agency said Thursday, a week after he was cleared of drug allegations.The news was released during a press conference in Seoul hosted by the Galaxy, the new agency representing the artist, who left YG Entertainment after more than two decades together.”After difficult times recently, I was able to see things that I couldn’t see before, which is there are nearly 20,000 people convicted of drug crimes each year, and among them, teens are accelerating dramatically,” G-Dragon said in a handwritten letter read by a Galaxy executive. He did not attend the conference.”I learned the heartbreaking news that fewer than 500 people have access to proper treatments in medical institutions,” he said, adding the dismal situation made him believe it is time to act on the matter as a responsible member of society.

The details about the foundation are still sketchy, but the artist said he will team up with his agency to help build a social system for those in need and lacking resources, as well as to support young artists.The agency also asked news outlets, bloggers and those who spread rumors and false information in onnection with the drug allegations against G-Dragon to voluntarily take them down from the internet.”We will give you one week, by midnight on Dec. 28, to correct them. We strongly urge you to delete or correct all content that harms Kwon Ji-yong’s reputation,” said Cho Seong-hae, an executive at the company, using the artist’s real name.”After the date, we will strongly respond with the principle of zero tolerance.”The agency stressed it will build a solid partnership with the K-pop icon to try new things and launch “never-seen-before” projects.”We will complement each other to walk on the road not taken and show the side of Kwon Ji-yong that has not been shown before,” Cho said.He also expressed gratitude to YG Entertainment, which it said blessed G-Dragon’s new beginning.”Kwon Ji-yong would not have existed had it not been for YG Entertainment,” he said. “We won’t forget its hard work and continue the glorious time 카지노사이트킹 (it built and spent with G-Dragon).

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