SEOUL – Actor and singer Lee Joon-gi is in trouble with the Ministry of National Defense.
The singer took part in making a new single while serving in the army – a big no-no according to the Ministry,
“The fact that Lee spent time designated to serving the country for his own profit raises some ethical concerns,” a representative from the ministry said. “Even during a serviceman’s vacation, he is still technically serving the nation and therefore it was wrong for him to record the single."
A representative from the star’s agency had accidentally let it slip that Lee recorded a new song on Friday to release in Japan next month, which angered the Ministry of National Defense.
He is currently working in the public relations department of the National Defense as he is taking part in active military service.