We know how close the 2NE1 girls are to each other, especially Park Sisters/Double Park, Sandara and Bom. We feel that it is a prudent and right to post YG’s official letter regarding Bom here on OhDara, even though it isn’t directly related to Sandara Park. I hope all our readers support Park Bom as well. She is an essential part of 2NE1, the main vocal who makes 2NE1 the group we know and love now. 2NE1 won’t be 2NE1 without Park Bom, without Lee Chaerin, without Gong Minzy, without Sandara Park. OhDara and WeLoveDara support Park Bom in this. We love fiercely and passionately, but not blindly. The facts are all laid out, all we have to do is to CHOOSE to believe. And we choose to believe in Bom, in 2NE1, in YG Family. Fighting!
EXPLANATION ON ARTICLES RELATED TO BOM
Dear readers, this is Yang Hyun Suk.
I am here to give you a brief explanation of the misunderstandings that surfaced last night.
Why is Yang explaining this in writing, instead of announcing the agency’s official stance?
I would like to point out the articles refer to the incident that occurred 4 years ago.
Back then, BOM’s parents paid a private visit to inform me her family had been investigated due to the incident,
And revealed to me for the first time, in private, a shocking incident BOM experienced
in the past along with her medical history.
So until the articles were published, neither YG members nor the members of 2NE1 had the knowledge about the incident.
Thus I thought it was right to explain the incident myself,
as I personally heard the story,
Rather than making an official announcement by the agency that was not informed of the incident earlier.
As the Executive Producer, what are your thoughts on the incident?
I have seen 2NE1 for 9 years since they were trainees.
The last 9 years we spent together tells me that
none of the members smoke… nor do they drink much…
Apart from official events, I have never even seen them go clubbing in private.
That is my knowledge, and I have never heard rumors on these issues either.
And the articles turned BOM, whom I knew for 9 years, into a “drug smuggler” overnight.
I am left aghast and am at a complete loss for words.
Do I need to give an explanation to something that does not make sense? Would that create more trouble?
I had to give it a lot of thought before I reached a conclusion.
For the fans cheering on for 2NE1, who are now in the middle of their World Tour…
And for BOM, who is like a sister to me, who is now labeled a “drug smuggler” overnight,
I could do more than just watch these things happen to her.
What is the truth?
As the fans would already know, BOM lived in the U.S. for a long period of time before making a debut as 2NE1
And she once had a dream of becoming a soccer player.
But unfortunately, she had to witness a close friend’s death during a soccer match
and she was put into deep shock and sadness that were too hard for a young girl to handle.
She went through very difficult times, having to undergo psychotherapy and psychological treatment at the same time.
She had been consistently taking medication officially prescribed by a famous university-affiliated hospital in the U.S.
Since the incident BOM was no longer able to play soccer and decided to become a singer
She came back to South Korea and auditioned for YG, and I remember the day vividly.
The reason I so clearly remember her out of many
is her fearlessness when she declared, “I will not be a singer if I couldn’t belong to YG Entertainment.”
She did not pass that year, but she came back the following year and failed again,
but in the 3rd public audition she ranked #1 among thousands of contestants—that is how I remember her distinctly.
The reason I bring up stories that seem unrelated is that
although I first met BOM 11 years ago,
I never knew about BOM’s soccer background or her medical history until her father explained it to me 4 years ago
And she never told 2NE1 members any of this—
which only shows that this remains a painful memory she does not want to disclose.
However, despite my intentions, I am in the position to reveal the story.
BOM had been taking medication officially prescribed by the U.S. hospital for years until 4 years ago,
but as she was unable to fly to the U.S. due to busy schedules,
BOM’s mother and grandmother had to post the medication prescribed by the same hospital to South Korea.
The problem at the customs arose as the medication happened to be banned in South Korea.
Fortunately, we received all the prescriptions and BOM’s medical record from the U.S. hospital,
and we handed them in during the investigation.
The case had since been closed, as all the record submitted had been proved true.
It is said the medication contains narcotic components—were you informed of this?
What kind of mother or grandmother gets her daughter or granddaughter narcotics?
Nowadays most medications require doctor’s prescription,
and how many people take medicine fully knowing what it contains?
As I said on the program “Healing Camp” a few years ago,
I also have to carry tranquilizers and take it everyday due to a panic disorder.
I am not curious of what the medication actually contains, and I would not know even if I were told of the contents.
For BOM, she only knew the medication she had been taking for years was not handled in South Korea,
but did not have the knowledge that it is prohibited for import.
Since she was informed of the fact 4 years ago during the investigation,
she replaced the medication to one that is prescribed by a university-affiliated hospital in South Korea.
I had not seen BOM for a while since she was busy with the World Tour,
And just last night she came into the office for recording, and the articles were published.
I had to watch BOM break into tears all night,
and I feel terrible that I am in the position
to bring up her painful past that she did not want to reveal.
I extend my deepest apology for causing any worries
And would like to humbly conclude my explanation.
I will be back with better news in the near future. Thank you.
2014. 07 .01
YANG HYUN SUK
For more info on the case, check out these links:
2NE1′s Park Bom Cleared After Being Hit With Drug Smuggling Allegations
Exclusive: Proof Backing Yang Hyunsuk’s Statement Regarding Park Bom’s Use of Prescribed Drugs Found
Prosecutors defend Park Bom over drug-smuggling claims
Comments on: "Admin Post: WeLoveDara/OhDara Support Park Bom ~ YG Life: “Explanations on Articles Related to Bom”" (34)
Where is Dara and Bom? I feel like my fandom is fading without a single peep out of them…
I hate when b.s. like this happens…our girls go really quiet on the social media front like their not allowed to be perceived as having fun or a life(i know CL is/was in Paris but that could be dressed as work…freak’n nice work if you can get it but still work. Can this please just blow over already like the flimsiness of these allegations suggest it should. #2ne1missingyou
For Pete’s sake, BOM has gone through so much already, can’t the media give her a break? and the people who made up this rumor and made it worse has nothing better to do with their lives! I can’t even imagine the hardship Bom went through when her teammate and roommate back in the US died right in front of their eyes. And now, to bring this up and for YG to to reach to the point where he has to reveal what Bom has gone through even with a heavy heart… this is just too much! Her fellow koreans should be proud that Bom rose over the problems she had, that after her dream of becoming a soccer pro did not work out, she found strength to fulfill another dream which was to make music. I hope this ends now. Bom doesn’t deserve any of this bad rep. nor 2ne1. Bom stay strong! 2ne1 fighting! BJs keep the faith!!!
if the korean press or any other evil organization out there who is trying to sabotage YG becuz they are very successful now thinks that this will bring them down, they are wrong this will just make 2NE1 and YG family stronger. I believe in BOM and 2NE1
The news is getting worse by day. I don’t even know what news is going to come out tomorrow. I have never fear for 2NE1 until this. I hope Bom stays away from the internet and that YG clears the stories up.
On a lighter note, GOOD NEWS DARALINGS!!! READ THIS!!
That was posted April fools day i believe
WGM rumors have been circulating since forever, Dara’s partner changes all the time, according to the rumors, kekeke! ^^ I don’t think this is true though. It said, “mid May” and we’re already in July. And there’s no official confirmation from YG, so take this with a grain of salt. ^^
One would wonder “why only now” after 4 long years.. But anyway, YG artists survived many scandals before. And I think someone might be using this tactic to sabotage Winner debut. YG releases have been doing well digitally this year: 2NE1, AKMU and then Taeyang. Plus I don’t think this is true anyway.
I will always support BOMMIE.. and the 2ne1 girls.. I hate the pers0n wh0 did this bad newS wait 4 ur karma,, Be str0ng:-] BOMMIE :-] u d0nt need to be stress about this news.. Figthing!! BOMMIE and to 2ne1 girls;-)
This issue at hand was blown out of proportion. My heart breaks for Bommie for I know that she’s being emotional right now. Who wouldn’t right?! But I choose to believe her and YG. Bom unnie, I would like to let you know that we will continue supporting you and the rest of the girls in 2NE1. We will be fighting right beside you, so be strong. I love you unnie! Fighting!
is there any good news about bom? i’m really worried about her right now. ohhh…… Good Lord, what shall we do with this bad,bad,baaaaaddddddddd people……………… everyone let’s pray for them….4EVER2NE1……!!!!!!!!
i couldn’t barely sleep last night thinking how was bom after what this stupid and idiot people has done to bom….. if i could only drag them to hell right now,i will ……. hope Mr. YG file a law suit against this brain died and ignorant people………….for the people who stir up the chaos, what goes around comes around……..for the haters,thou shall not judge for yo will be judge by God on the same way. My dear Bom…..the bible says “forgive those have sin against you……love those who hates you……….and pray for those who condemned you for God will reward you……. i ill always support you,love you and pray for you…… 4EVER2NE1…..
Bom fighting! 2ne1 fighting!
Im so sad because of this situation. This medicine was prescribe for bom. And she was not guilty why so much hate.
I remember clearly that in 2009 2ne1tv she always say don’t touch my vitamins. Just like that.
But i think that 2ne1 members and BLACKJACKS love help bom a lot in her process. AND THAT’S WHAT SHE NEEDS NOW THE MOST. OUR LOVE♡♤♢♧
Thanks for Dispatch and Papa YG. God Im so anrgy right now. I really want to punch the face of those ignorant reporters. All they do is just make reports without making any thorough investigation. Kudos to dispatch for their exquisite response reports. Park Bom stay strong we are here for you. One for all, all for one. #blackjacksallunited
I support Bom all the way. And 2ne1 of course. I just hope that this Bom will be ok and not further damage her situation. she may not be my bias on 2ne1 but I super love her too. Thanks to YG not for just being a great boss but for being a “standing father” to them too.
I never knew the incident before so I was shocked with the news when I saw it last night but still I never believed it even for a second. I probably would have if the news said “corn” but then smuggled drugs?! YG should sue those who overhyped this news. They’re so stupid. They use Bom to divert attention to the sewol scandal. How pathetic of them. This tactic is not new…
Bommie, no matter what, we believe in you. We will support you all the way! ❤
I think the most important part to point out is WHY this case is being brought up again four years later when it was already settled years ago, and to also remind the public (or inform, if they didn’t know) that 2NE1 was involved in drug scandal scams back in 2011, which involved Dara as well.
They were cleared of course, because it was all made up, but the REAL question is WHY. Why did it happen then and why did it happen again now?
Coincidentally, the South Korean government had scandals at the same time. Can’t remember what it was years ago (someone feel free to refresh me in the comments), but right now, there’s that whole controversy about the Sewol Ferry Funds being misappropriated. HOW CONVENIENT that a drug scandal for Park Bom surfaces just in time with this, and all the haters come out of the woodwork to comment on THIS instead of that.
What annoys me so much is that they have to drag CL and Dara into this, too. Like yeah, outside of YG Family-related events and celebrity events (like Jeremy Scott’s party, that whole afterparty with Justin Bieber, etc…) the girls never go to clubs. WHEN they do, there are fancams and pics. CL smoked that controversial bong in the USA, but it wasn’t illegal. It just looks like it to close minded idiots. Minzy is so religious she got into a Christian University all by her own merits, not relying on her celebrity credit. And Dara… all the comments about Dara doing drugs makes me wish I could reach out through my screen and smack people through the internet.
The only crime Park Bom is guilty of is ignorance. She’s not a drug smuggler.
thats clearly whats happening right now. i mean now with the whole JYP selling JYPE to YG rumor its seriously ridiculous. i think they use YG as a scapegoat bcoz to the public they are considered one of the big 3 and are sort of known as the rebelious company so if they report about them doing bad things alot of people would easily believe the rumors hence the publics attention turns to bashing YG. also that “controversy” with CL smoking a hookah was just people being ignorant bcoz its like smoking cigarettes and they also have non-tobacco hookahs which she easily could have been smoking but then again people just wanna believe what they wanna believe with out considering the facts. people need to wake up and see whats really going on.
Bom unnie don’t we really don’t believe that stupid report. We will always support you.be strong.we love you
Thank you Admin for posting this information that I’m hearing for the first time. I am also thankful to YG for nipping this in the bud and clarifying and showing full support to Bom. Never would I doubt Bom regarding any stupid allegations.
Bom, know that your family, 2NE1 sisters Cl, Dara and Minzy, YG family, Blackjacks, Roomates and all of us here give our full love and support to you. Bom Fighting!
Don’t worry bom…….people are wise enough to be fool by this worthless person who did this to you. Just be strong…… there’s a verse in that says “blessed are those being put down for God will raise them high”………. 4EVERLOVE2NE1……….
BE strong BOM so many love u,keep on singing don’t be .depress,this is the time to know who ur real friends and fans are and show them ur God giving talent something that nobody can take that away from you,leave the haters along we can’tchange them at least u r surrounded with people that loves u no matter who u r.I pray that u will overcome this negativity so many haters cuz they can not stop your group from becoming internationally famous. Your group are well known all over the world , a lot of fans r waiting for you so just go on with your endeavor i pray for your strenght.
I hope Bom knows that a lot of people believe in her and that Blackjacks are here to support her. It’s sad that her past had to be brought up like this.Thank you Oh Dara for doing this.
My heart goes to Bom. I want to know who started this!! I mean, from what I understand the incident wasn’t even booked and now the painful past Bom wants to forget is being dredged up.
I support Bom not only because I am a 2NE1 fan but as a medical person, I can understand Bom’s actions. Whoever labeled it as smuggling drugs has a malicious mind. She was just trying to be compliant with her meds and when she learned it was not allowed in S. korea (although medically accepted in the US) she changed. Hey, that happens and Bom did the appropriate measures to remedy the mistake. I highly doubt she has a substance abuse problem. So Bommie!! Fighting!! We’re 100% behind you!!
It’s time like this when we need to unite as one. From my understanding Bom is a really fragile soul that we need to protect from the haters. I am not saying this because I am blinded by my love for 2NE1 but because this case has already resolved! It’s strange that this case has surface now. I believe that a lot of people want to see 2NE1 break apart but this is not the end because we will be with them to hold them apart! Hwaiting BJs!
Whoever made that stupid article is really stupid.. I am a blackjack! I support 2NE1
Awww. Still a blackjack here… Staystrongbom
I don’t have twitter so i can’t really extend my support on Bommie unnie but i hope this will pass over… i really don’t know how this was brought up when it’s been 4 years… Success breeds haters… they only want to hear the things they want to hear… fighting unnie!
thanx for the post even though its a dara fan site we are all still fans of 2NE1 and when any of are girls need support all blackjacks band together for the sake of our girls!
let’s give support bom with send love message for her via twitter