It was discovered recently that Jang Geun Suk made a small error in paying his taxes, and hadn’t paid them properly. Once it was discovered and he was notified, he paid the debt pretty much immediately. Although this was more or less an oversight, there was still public pressure to step down on on his most recent endeavor: a reality show called 3 Meals a Day.

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  • Beth Wagner

    Thank you so much for bringing this up in the way all news agencies should have. An oversight was found and corrected right away. If it was any other star, it wouldn’t have even been news, but for some reason the Korean media loves to punish this poor guy because he has the gall to be independent. Thank you again for stating this simple story correctly! <3

    • hallyuback

      Glad I could help!

  • sarah eel

    The Korean tax department cleared there was no due owed by him it was justified after he paid tax in full and that was an accounting mistake by his agency. He is an honest person and have done so much to the society, why should he be punished? Media was controlled by some monopoly company and they just used him to cover other negative news. It was a total distraction.

    • hallyuback

      True.. but maybe his being pulled out of the reality show will free him up for a Kdrama in the near future? One can only hope!

  • HW Light

    Bravo for looking into this story and finding the truth. There were no illegal activities, no evasion, just an accounting error made by Jang Keun Suk’s accountant that was immediately corrected. We wish to see JKS sooner on screen but at least we can look forward to his 3rd solo album “Monochrome” on Feb. 25th!

    • hallyuback

      OOh that drops today!!! *runs over to try to find it and listen to it online*

      • HW Light

        Did you ordered your album yet? 😉 I ordered mine already but will have to wait for a while until it arrives on my doorsteps. I know it’s available on i-tunes Japan but not the USA one :( Oh well… I love the first single “Hidamari” very much!

  • Susann McGovern

    Jang Keun Suk is “The Korean that Korean Love to Hate”. This courageously, talented performer has chosen to walk his own path, open his own company and follow his creative dreams. The Korean Entertainment Management bureaucracy and Korean Drama viewers cannot accept this. The EM’s are not getting their usual 70% cut which is standard with their contract players and the Korean viewers cannot accept anyone not following the prescribed, antiquated way of doing things. Many people were investigated for tax evasion, (an incorrect term when applied to JKS), however, only one name was thrown out there by the manipulated press and networks. Despite all the hardships forced on JKS, he has persevered and succeeded beyond anyone’s expectations. The light shines ever brightly on Jang Keun Suk, an entrepreneurial genius with a philanthropic heart. It also, shines not so brightly on Korea and it’s rigid society and the control exerted by the Entertainment Management companies on the press and networks to the detriment of one of Korea’s National Treasures. I look forward to singer, Jang Keun Suk’s next volcanic eruption, his latest musical offering: “Monochrome”, dropping in February. ZikZin!

    • hallyuback

      Well Written! I couldn’t agree more!

      • Susann McGovern

        Thank you hallyuback! My thoughts and feelings concerning actor, Jang Keun Suk, come from my personal feelings and impressions of him, as a force to be reckoned with on the world stage.

  • Mamacri

    I’m glad there are still people out there who care enough for others to tell the truth. The way Korea handled this small issue made me lost all respect for them. They behaved pretty much like the bullies in school who pestered the little kids untill they get sick or so frustrated as to commit suicide..bad people!!!…I hope on day those attackers will have the courage and insight to take on the big bad guys instead of swallowing the lies of distraction. Wonder what happened to the moguls who are being investigated for their big foreign unreported real estate investments…and the other numbercoded persons who were investigated for taxes evasion…

    • hallyuback

      The interesting thing to me is that this already happened once with a more popular actress in Korea and that was glossed over. But not for JGS! The more I hear about Korean entertainment companies the more I’m glad I don’t work with/for them!

  • Marwa Nashaat

    Korean mass media very bland…tnx for writing this article . You are must be a good person to be with justice…thank you…شكرا

    • hallyuback

      Thank you!

  • Juanita Cotto

    Always the life have time to be generuoslt with the people who deserved the God assistance. Jang Keun Suk is the best example of it. He is a hardworker for his country and his family. So proud of him. The truth is like the smoke, always come out. God bless our generosity, smart,talent and best human being in the whole world.

  • 나비

    This was the truth even from the start but there are Korean medias/news who like to play with words and twist the truth which has been very unfair to Jang Keun Suk. He doesn’t deserve what happened but because of that even international fans learned the harsh reality in Korean showbusiness… Makes you wonder if these people can still sleep soundly at night.