Famous Male Idol's Mother Accused of Illegally Selling University Degree in the Philippines

Famous Male Idol's Mother Accused of Illegally Selling University Degree in the Philippines
(Photo : Mother and famous male idol (SBS News via Naver))

The mother of a K-pop idol who is a member of a popular boy group has been embroiled in suspicions of trading degrees from a university in the Philippines. On top of that, a former idol trainee is said to be the buyer of the university diploma – both will then undergo further investigations.

As reported by SBS on the 9th, A, the famous idol's mother allegedly sold her degree to B, a former idol trainee turned instructor.

Male Idol's Mother Accused of Selling Her University Diploma to a Former Idol Trainee Turned Instructor

Famous Male Idol's Mother Accused of Illegally Selling University Degree in the Philippines
(Photo : Mother of male idol (SBS News via Naver))

According to an SBS report, the mother of the popular male idol-actor is an adjunct professor at a university in Gyeonggi-do.

Mrs. A was then reported to be an acquaintance of B, a former idol trainee who is currently working as an instructor at a practical music academy. Recently, B is said to earn a professor's title at an art school as well.

Based on the broadcasting channel, the idol's mother received 8 million won from B in exchange for her university degree from the Philippines.

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Idol's Mother and Former Idol Trainee Denied Allegations But Will Undergo Investigation

Famous Male Idol's Mother Accused of Illegally Selling University Degree in the Philippines
(Photo : Male Idol's mother sold university degree to Mr. B (SBS News via Naver))

In response, the idol-actor's mother denied that she trade her university diploma. Based on her explanation, B is actually her student and the 8 million won that she received was for college tuition – covering eight semesters and labor costs.

However, there are flaws in the statement of A as based on the confirmation of SBS reporters, the total tuition for college that she received was a little bit over 300,000 won.

Based on the university, they claimed that they don't have any idea about the alleged sale of degrees.

Famous Male Idol's Mother Accused of Illegally Selling University Degree in the Philippines
(Photo : Mr. Kim (SBS News via Naver))

Furthermore, B responded that he actually studied in the same university in the Philippines for a year and a half under A's supervision and introduction online in Korea due to COVID-19.

But instructor C who introduced A and B clarified that it was only a month and a half since they have known each other.

Famous Male Idol's Mother Accused of Illegally Selling University Degree in the Philippines
(Photo : University in the Philippines where diploma came from (SBS News via Naver))

As a result of the channel's initial investigation, the university in the Philippines where the degree was acquired is actually registered. However, questionable events are happening inside as such as a summary of freshmen and school descriptions in Korean, and false graduation photos have been taken by changing clothes – targeting Koreans.

SBS said it has decided to hand over the evidence it obtained to the investigative agency, believing that there is a possibility that systematic degree sales have been made.

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Written by Eunice Dawson

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