“Squid Game” actor Lee Jung Jae, who’s possibly joining the “Star Wars” masterpiece, had shocked everyone with his past incidents and scandal. Many even wondered how Lee Jung Jae survived the cancel culture with repetitive controversial behaviors when only one rumor can end a celebrity’s career nowadays.
Check out the following reports for the complete Lee Jung Jae past incidents and scandal, and tell us what you think. Prepare yourself for a shocking story!
*CAUTION: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS NEWS AND REPORTS OF VIOLENCE AND SUICIDE THAT MAY BE DISTURBING FOR SOME READERS*
Lee Jung Jae Past Incidents and Scandal Resurfaced Following “Star Wars” Casting Rumors
Following the reports of him joining the “Star Wars” masterpiece, actor Lee Jung Jae of “Squid Game” suddenly shocked everyone with his past incidents and scandal.
On September 9, a South Korean community forum post revealed that “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung Jae had involved himself in multiple past incidents and controversial scandal. Despite his upcoming “Star Wars” casting, the public begins questioning how he ended up surviving in the business with such appalling controversies.
After all, most actors and celebrities suffer from the cancel culture nowadays, even with unconfirmed rumors.
COMPLETE Past Incidents, Scandal, and Controversy of “Squid Game” Actor Lee Jung Jae
So, what are the past incidents and scandal of Lee Jung Jae that shocked everyone? Here’s a complete list for you!
MULTIPLE DUI Charges
The first shocking scandal from the possible “Star Wars” actor Lee Jung Jae is his DUI charges. And apparently, the DUI incidents happened multiple times, according to past news articles about Lee Jung Jae.
The first DUI charge happened when “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung Jae caused an accident while driving in an intoxicated condition. He was drunk and driving his BMW car around Gangnam-gu at 2 AM when his car crashed the vehicle belonging to a 23-year-old female office worker.
The police reports also stated that Lee Jung Jae’s blood alcohol level at the time was 0.222%, similar to Kim Sae Ron’s. But then, Lee Jung Jae denied the allegations with an excuse that his manager was the one driving. Not him.
Then, Lee Jung Jae was arrested without detention by the Gangnam Police Station.
The second DUI scandal happened on August 22, 2002, when possible “Star Wars” actor Lee Jung Jae was arrested again without detention.
This time, Lee Jung Jae drove under a blood alcohol level of 0.054% around midnight. According to his own statement to the police, Lee Jung Jae had previously consumed three bottles of beer at a pub with his friends before driving.
“I drank three bottles of beer with my friends at a pub in Apgujeong-dong.”Lee Jung Jae to the police.
Violence Scandal and Assault Charges
Around the same year of his DUI scandal and incidents, “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung Jae was also involved in multiple violence incidents and assault charges.
The first assault charge happened in November 1999 at a bar in Cheongdamdong, Seoul. At the time, Lee Jung Jae was drinking with four friends when suddenly an argument arose. Then, he reportedly assaulted two persons: a 30-year-old Mr. Pyo and his friend Mr. Park due to this argument.
And as if it was not enough, future “Star Wars” actor Lee Jung Jae was again involved in another violence scandal the following year.
On September 26, 2000, Lee Jung Jae assaulted a 22-year-old woman in front of a nightclub in Haeundae-gu, Busan.
Furthermore, the attached report mentioned that “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung Jae dragged the woman and kicked her, resulting in injuries she must suffer for two weeks.
Still, Busan Haeundae Police Station only booked Lee Jung Jae without detention for severe violence incidents and scandal.
Cold-Hearted Homophobic Remark to A Late Friend
Along with the DUI incidents and assault charges scandal, Lee Jung Jae also shocked the public with a cold-hearted homophobic remark to a friend who had passed away.
In an interview with VOGUE Korea in 2013, Lee Jung Jae started a scandal with a cold-hearted remark about a friend who had passed away.
A Reddit post brought up an excerpt from his old interview with VOGUE Korea. According to his own statement, Lee Jung Jae mentioned how he told his friend, Y, to “stop being gay”.
“A while ago, Y left for heaven. [Before he died,] I said to Y, ‘You should stop being gay. Haven’t you been that way enough?’ But it was not easy.”Lee Jung Jae to VOGUE Korea, 2013.
Furthermore, an existing news article from Korea JoongAng Daily in 2013 reported the same incidents of Lee Jung Jae. It was the time around the death of creative director Woo Jong Wan, a close friend of Lee Jung Jae. Director Woo was found dead in his Seoul apartment after committing suicide.
This cold-hearted and homophobic remark from Lee Jung Jae shocked everyone, especially knowing he did that to his own friend.
Finally, the news article also mentioned that Lee Jung Jae had long been the subject of gay rumors, which he then denied.
He Still Survived!
So, what do you think about Lee Jung Jae past incidents? The news especially shocked everyone knowing that he survived in the business with “Squid Game” and upcoming “Star Wars” casting despite such a horrible scandal. While nowadays, most celebrities suffer from cancel culture simply because of one incident, or even rumor.
Actress Kim Sae Ron previously had to cancel her projects and go on hiatus due to a DUI accident similar to Lee Jung Jae. Likewise, Kim Jung Hyun and Seo Ye Ji must face criticism due to an incident that was supposed to be their private matter. Not to mention actor Kim Seon Ho and former LE SSERAFIM ex-member Kim Garam who were once ousted from the Korean entertainment industry due to false rumors.
Yet Lee Jung Jae managed to survive and thrive in the business. So one might wonder: what is his secret?
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