Park Hae Jin in hot waters over potential affiliation with key figure in current political scandal

Article: Park Hae Jin reps, "We will be taking legal action against malicious rumors being spread about his past with Go Young Tae"

Source: Sports Donga via Nate

Go Young Tae is a figure affiliated with the current political scandal brewing under Choi Soon Shil and president Park Geun Hye. [read more: South Korea's President Park Geun-hye under pressure over Choi Soon-sil, faces calls to resign]

1. [+1,035, -19] So how did you end up taking that picture with him then?

2. [+1,022, -33] So what is your relationship with Go Young Tae? The four of you are wearing Gucci belts in that picture, it clearly shows that you four aren't just acquaintances. You don't just show up in Gucci belts on the same day like that. The public has the right to be curious about a past photo of you related to a scandalous figure at the moment.

3. [+1,016, -32] One of the common methods of military evasion used by men who work at host bars is to fake psychological issues and get mental treatment. So is that true for you?

4. [+143, -3] We all know about your past at the host bar, you recycled your image as an actor now but don't act like you weren't

5. [+141, -5] Nevermind legal action, shouldn't you be properly explaining what this picture is? All the fans who trusted and believed in you are in mental breakdown ㅋㅋㅋ You can't just deny everything and say you're taking legal action without explaining what that picture exactly is. Your fans have a right to know, don't you feel bad for them ㅋㅋㅋ


Source: Naver

1. [+6,296, -226] That picture isn't photoshopped so what is so "malicious" about it being spread?

2. [+5,692, -164] You need to clarify what your relationship to Go Young Tae is. Why are four men wearing the same Gucci belt on the same day for the same picture. Who gifted you those belts?

3. [+4,641, -147] I saw that picture and... Park Hae Jin ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ what an embarrassment ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+4,123, -110] All he's doing is threatening to sue without any explanation

5. [+3,876, -106] So what's your relationship to Go Young Tae???

6. [+2,006, -48] He has never clarified his past working at a host bar or why he was given military exemption for mental health issues on top of his relationship to Go Young Tae

7. [+1,809, -53] His response is the same as all the other politicians... a malicious conspiracy... and yet he doesn't give an explanation for the photo. No different from the apology by the pathetic president a few days ago. Wasn't the picture taken at a bar? The pose looks weird too...

8. [+1,729, -40] It's been unveiled to the world that Choi Soon Shil was actually the one puppeting Korea and for Park Hae Jin to have a photo floating around with Go Young Tae, a close friend of Choi Soon Shil, don't you think the public has a right to be curious about what's going on?

9. [+1,520, -33] The fact of the matter is, based on the picture, it's obvious that it wasn't their first time meeting that day so he needs to clarify what relationship they have

10. [+1,504, -66] As a fan who has always trusted in Park Hae Jin's clean image, I waited for a clarification article. I understand that legal action must be taken against blind hate but it is his and his agency's obligation to put out an explanation on how he knows Go Young Tae, why the four are wearing the same belt, and why the picture was taken at all. That is the only way to quiet this controversy.