Since his debut in 2004, Lee Seung Gi has consistently been one of Korea’s top celebrities, with his popularity spanning dip in popularity due to his wife’s family scandal.
Lee Da In is the daughter of Kyeong Mi Ri, who is best known for playing Lady Choi in historical drama Dae Jang Geum. In 2016, Lee Da In’s stepfather Lee Hong Heon was sentenced to four years imprisonment for manipulating stock prices, a scheme which implicated over 350,000 victims, among which several people committed suicide. However, appeal courts later overturned the ruling and acquitted Lee. One of the lawyers he hired was an old classmate of the judge, which sparked controversy over the ruling.
After Lee Seung Gi took to Instagram to defend his father-in-law, he continued to furiously scold reporters and called the criminal allegations “baseless.” Fans were disappointed by Lee Seung Gi’s reaction.
Although Lee Seung Gi is scheduled to start his solo concert tour, The Dreamer’s Dram-Chapter 2, in May with his first stop being in South Korea followed by two shows in Japan and Taipei, netizens noticed a drop in his popularity since his marriage. However, claims that his concert tickets remained unsold were later refuted, as his concerts were sold out. Compared to his solo concert 10 years ago where he sold out a 15,000-ticket performance in Olympic Park, and subsequently sold out another 4,000-seat show in Busan, his upcoming shows this year sold less than 2,000 tickets across a two-week period.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.