have learned that a YouTuber in his 30s, who is suspected of using drugs together with actor Yoo Ah-in (real name Eom Hong-shik), has been sent to the prosecution for investigation. Another YouTuber, Kim Woo-jun (31), who has been implicated as an accomplice, stated on the 18th, “The media reports that I have been implicated in a famous celebrity’s marijuana case and sent to the prosecution are true.”
On this day, Hairmon expressed his apology to his subscribers on his YouTube community, saying, “I apologize for causing concern to my subscribers.” He continued, “It was difficult for me to take a stance on the ongoing investigation involving multiple individuals.” He further stated, “As the case has been transferred to the prosecution and my punishment will be decided soon, I will inform you about the specific details and my position on this matter in the near future.”
Hairmon also revealed, “To prevent unpredictable damages after the investigation, I have voluntarily suspended advertisements on my channel.” He added, “This channel is created together with my subscribers. I will strive to be a Hairmon who will not disappoint you.”
The day before, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s Drug Crime Investigation Unit announced that a man in his 30s, Kim, who is suspected of violating the Narcotics Control Act, was transferred to the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office without detention for 10 days. Kim is accused of smoking marijuana while traveling in the United States with Yoo Ah-in and four other acquaintances in January.
Upon the release of this report, netizens speculated that Kim is Hairmon, who is responsible for Yoo Ah-in’s hair styling, and Hairmon confirmed that he is indeed the person in question.
Hairmon is also active as a YouTuber, uploading vlogs and other content, with 310,000 subscribers and over 267 videos as of the 18th. He has previously revealed his friendship with actor Yoo Ah-in through social media. It was also revealed that despite being transferred to the prosecution regarding the case on the 10th, he continued to upload videos on YouTube until the 13th.
Earlier, the police sent Yoo Ah-in, as well as Choi Mo (32), a writer and friend of his from an art school, to the prosecution without detention on charges of violating the Narcotics Control Act on the 9th of last month.
Yoo Ah-in is accused of consuming more than 7 types of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, ketamine, zolpidem, propofol, midazolam, and alprazolam. It is known that Yoo Ah-in has consistently denied the drug allegations, except for marijuana.
The police applied for an arrest warrant for Yoo Ah-in in May, citing concerns over the destruction of evidence and escape. However, the court rejected the warrant after conducting a pre-trial examination of the suspect, stating, “A substantial amount of evidence related to the crime has already been secured, and the suspect himself has largely admitted to the basic facts of the case.”