Singer Huh Gak responded to the rumors that suggested he and his brother were a part of ‘jopok‘ (Korean organized crime association) in Incheon.
On the May 23rd broadcast of MBC‘s ‘Radio Star‘, the MCs asked Huh Gak, “There’s a rumor that says you were once a member of the Incheon jopok. Is it true that you and your brother Huh Gong were twin delinquents?”
Huh Gak answered, “Not at all. Ever since my brother was little, he sang all across Incheon, and also received many requests to sing at weddings. I think he couldn’t refuse the requests [for the jopok weddings] because they were for such happy events. I think that’s where these rumors stemmed from.”
He continued, “After debuting as a singer, I did receive many offers to sing at the weddings of jopok members, but I never took up any of them.”
Viewers expressed their feelings, stating, “Huh Gak must be busy clarifying all these rumors,” “So I guess the rumors weren’t true,” and “Huh Gak must have had a hard time because of these rumors.”
Other stars guesting on this episode of ‘Radio Star’ included Seo In Guk, Son Jin Young, and Goo Ja Myung.
Source: Korean Economy via Nate