All men under the thirty-year age limit in South Korea are required to serve in the military for a period of two years. K-Pop star, Ravi gave his side of the truth and said that he had put off joining the military for the longest period because of professional considerations.
He made the decision to utilize illegal ways to avoid joining the military but, at some time, he was unable to dodge his mandated military service. What happened then? Scroll down to learn more about it.
K-Pop Star Ravi
Kim Won-sik, more commonly referred to by his stage name Ravi, is a South Korean rapper, singer, composer, and record producer, and owns the record labels Groovl1n and The L1VE.On February 15, 1993, he was born. He released R.eal1ze, his debut mini-album as a solo artist, on January 9, 2017.
He used to be a member of the South Korean boy band VIXX and VIXX LR. Ravi’s resignation has reportedly been made public by VIXX’s management firm, Jellyfish Entertainment, claims K-pop news website Soompi.
They stated, “We sincerely thank the fans who support VIXX, and we inform you of member Ravi’s departure from VIXX. After careful discussion between Ravi and the agency, it was decided that he will leave the team as of today. We deeply apologize for causing trouble to the fans who support VIXX.”
Ravi Was Arrested For Trying To Dodge Military Service
Ravi, a South Korean rapper, and composer, reportedly quit the K-pop group VIXX following accusations that he tried to escape serving in the military by submitting phony medical records. On January 12, Ravi was arrested by South Korea’s investigation agency for dodging military duty by producing phony medical records.
According to reports, Ravi has been charged with engaging a military broker who allegedly assisted him in faking epilepsy symptoms during a military test in order to serve as a social service agent rather than a soldier.
Ravi was on trial at the Seoul Southern District Court on April 11 for allegedly breaking the Military Service Act. The celebrity was sentenced by the prosecutors to serve prison terms of two years.
Ravi also expressed regret for hurting people’s feelings and epilepsy patients. He stated, “At the time, I was the only artist bringing in revenue (for the label), and we were in danger of having to pay large fees for violating contracts due to COVID-19. I apologize to those faithfully serving the military and to epilepsy patients and their families who were hurt by me.”
Furthermore, VIXX’s Ravi apologized to his fans and acknowledged corruption in the military via his message posted on his personal Instagram account.
He gave his side of the truth and said that he had put off joining the military for the longest period because of professional considerations. He made the decision to utilize illegal ways to avoid joining the military but, at some time, he was unable to dodge his mandated military service.
In his last remarks, VIXX’s Ravi said that he would utilize this experience to analyze himself and work toward improving himself and will be a better citizen.
Thus, Ravi of the VIXX, the K-pop artist for avoiding military service, will spend two years in prison.