K-Pop Scandal: G-Dragon ‘Dry Humps’ Dancer On Stage?

 
 Korean pop star G-Dragon (of Big Bang) was accused of “dry humping” a dancer on a stand-up bed during the song “Breathe” at his “Shine A Light” concert.
When the pictures, like the one above, hit the internet, netizens went crazy.
It’s become such an issue that the South Korean government decided to step in and investigate the incident. If GD loses the case, he faces a fine and up to a year in prison. 
Fans have started a petition to support the pop star and to show him that we don't care what he did and think he did nothing wrong!

YG Entertainment, G-Dragon’s label, released an apology but other than that, no one involved with the incident has spoken about what happened.
  
The dancer being “dry humped” on stage by G-Dragon is Aimee Lee Lucas. Even though she's not Korean, Aimee works as a dancer & choreographer for YG Entertainment.

She’s appeared in numerous concerts and videos with artists like TaeYang and Big Bang. Here she is as the lead female dancer in Big Bang’s “Number One” video:
When Aimee performed the “Breathe” number with G-Dragon, it was just another dance and she didn't even think twice about it. She flew back to L.A. the morning after the last concert thinking everything went perfectly and without a hitch. By the time she landed, all of Korea was outraged and talking about the incident that happened.

“I was shocked when I heard what was happening,” Aimee says. “We performed two shows on a Saturday and Sunday. All the VIPs and big people came out on Saturday and no one said anything. During rehearsals, no one told us we were going too far and should hold back. So the reaction was surprising.”

The interesting part is at first all the comments were directed at Aimee. Saying things like "what was she thinking" and "how could she do that"! But once fans found out who she was, an american, all the negative comments stopped.

During the whole controversy, everyone associated with the dance number, from G-Dragon to Mr.YG, has been vilified—except Aimee who is not facing any of the charges, fines or jail time.

“I think it’s because I’m American,” she says. “ I've
 been told from the start that I’ll be treated differently because I’m American and that’s been the case.”


Here’s a clip of the supposed "scandal". Judge for yourself if you think it’s obscene:
Lets put this whole "controversy" into context. One must first understand the K-Pop scene. If Big Bang is like the Korean N’Sync with its more innocent and tween friendly music, G-Dragon is its Justin Timberlake—pursuing a solo career to explore more “adult” subject matter. 

His first solo album “Heartbreaker” was deemed inappropriate for children because of the lyrical content of several songs like “She’s Gone” (sample offensive lyric: “If I can’t have you, I’ll kill you.”)

The songs are pretty tame by our American standards. The content of an American pop song like Justin Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body” is downright pornographic compared to G-Dragon’s music. 

If that all happened because of his first solo album, I can only imagine what's going on now because of That XX! I mean, he actually swears in his new song. I personally think it's awesome he's rebelling against the system. Then again, this is South Korea and they are very different from us. What do you think? 

Sources: http://youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com/k-pop-scandal-g-dragon-%E2%80%98dry-humps%E2%80%99-dancer-on-stage-dancer-sets-record-straight/
Author: 
http://www.allkpop.com/2009/12/yg_releases_apology_for_g-dragons_antics

19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Free G-Dragon !

chewie21 said...

so ridiculous that the concert performance was such a huge scandal. barely inappropriate and certainly not humping/sex on stage

Colleen Sullivan said...

I couldn't agree more. It's just choreography. Lighten up Korea, lol :)

SupahSoulePrinxRazDanielzTakanuki said...

As I've seen in the video...
It's just a very small thing made big...
I mean, he did not show his thing to the public...
...And why are people so narrow-minded...?
And more or less, it's just choreography, people there are worse than Filipinos if that video is to be my basis....
I mean, what's the big deal right?

joseph ruiz said...

G Dragon should just come to America, seriously we have Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga for god's sake! He will be welcomed with open arms to his creativity. This is the only country to be yourself really

joseph ruiz said...

G Dragon should just come to america, we have Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga for gods sake! He will be welcome with open arms and as many ladies to dry hump cuz its not a big deal

Anonymous said...

And THIS is the reason, many fans turned their back on GD?? You must bge kiddin -.-
Other celebs do that on EVERY concert!

FFF-Rights said...

Far be it from whorish commercial media to seriously promote speech rights, or freedom from predatory oppressive religion based censorship and hypocrisy. Would a world tour of Fuck for Forest, the Norwegian ecology activist duo who literally fuck on camera or at festivals in fundraising and awareness projects, be able to tour countries that pretend to protect political and arts speech, without oppressive arrests?

All this other hostility about sex is ludicrous, when FFF is inside the bounds of what needs human rights protections.

Anonymous said...

i think the performance was hot, no dry humping or whatsoever, their genitals didn't even touch. However, considering that the audience was full of teenagers, the performance was clearely unapropriate.

Unknown....hmm I like that said...

The reason why I like kpop is because its not all about sex deugs and all that crap. If gdragon is going to be like this then he should just debut in America where it is not so strange to have a scene like that.....

Unknown....hmm I like that said...

I agree. Kpop is not all about sex and drugs, which is why many people like it better than American music. And clearly that is not appropriate for a concert meant for teens.

Anonymous said...

I also like kpop because there is an aire of innocence. But I also like g dragon's new album which has much more adult content. I agree that he shouls be bigger in America!

Colleen Sullivan said...

G Dragon will be huge in America! I just know it !

Vayz said...

I don't know... did the young audience feel offended with the choreography? I have kids of my own and this is nothing because they understand what is real and reel.. Music is what matters most... and its delivery..I guess there are different views according to how each one is raised. GD's fans reactions will be validated on his/their next concert..

Justsaying said...

Yeah, I know I´m late but one question:Why should/would anyone rebel against K-pop?

I´m not Korean but I know that many who like K-pop prefer it for being so different from other music genres especially amer. Music. and by changing K-pop in the way GD is (allegedly) trying would mean to americanise K-pop. But K-pop wouldn´t no longer be K-pop if you add all typical american things like sex, drugs & rock ´n roll.

Accept & Respect K-pop for what it is and don´t always think that everything american is right. American Music is American Music and Korean Music is Korean Music, each of them are bond to their own cultural values and standarts. If you don´t like one of them then change your audience and Music making! There would be no Dramas, no scandals, nothing! That´s how easy it is.

Yet, I´d not accuse GD for trying to rebel against K-pop or disrespecting K-pop unless he says so. I think he might have tried to please his audience that includes fans from different cultures and all artists with a big fan crowd should be more sensitive to the needs and expectation of all fans. I just wish GD would have done that proforms outside Korea where it'd have been more applauded and not condemned. Peace!

Colleen Sullivan said...

I totally agree Justsaying ! K-Pop needs to stay Korean and definitely not Americanize their music! I love K-Pop because of its innocence. G Dragon is amazing just the way he is!

Ami CloudPanther said...

I'm very late coming into this, and I know it. From what I saw in the video, GD didn't do anything wrong. I didn't see any "humping", they're pelvic areas never actually touched at all. Considering the song, I think the performance was a good one. Did I find it on the provocative side? Yes, I did. Am I hating on the performance because of it? No, if anything, I wish I could have seen it live. Taking the audience's reaction that I could hear, they enjoyed it as well. I guess problem is that the performance happened in Korea. Am I saying that they are narrow-minded or anything? No. They have a tradition and innocence about them that I quite enjoy, but unfortunately, times are changing, and that stage performance was extremely tame by standards used in other countries. GD pushes the boundaries and keeps reaching for that next level. That's why I enjoy his music and his performances (when I can see them). The same goes for when he's back with the group 빅방, and I feel the same about them. Let this younger generation be themselves. They are wonderful and powerful artists. Guess that's why 쿠대타 starts the way it does, and why I'm loving that album most of all.

Colleen Sullivan said...

I agree with Ami. I love JiYong Oppa no matter what. Saranghae

Colleen Sullivan said...

Wow...crazy!

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