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Instagram Removes Former BIGBANG Member Seungri's Account From Platform

Seungri has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Instagram Removes Former BIGBANG Member Seungri's Account From Platform
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Former BIGBANG member Seungri is officially banned from Instagram.

According to a SBS Star report, the social media platform removed Seungri's account following the Supreme Court's May 26 confirmation of his 18-month prison sentence. 

Instagram Removes Former BIGBANG Member Seungri's Account From Platform
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ICYDK, Instagram does not allow convicted sex offenders to use the platform. Any user can report an account of a supposed sex offender along with a link to a national sex offender registry, news article, or court document. 

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Instagram guidelines state, "Once we're able to verify someone's status as a sex offender, we'll immediately disable their account."

Seungri was originally sentenced  in 2021 to three years in prison after he was found guilty of nine charges, including embezzlement, violation of the Act on Special Cases Concerning the Punishment of Sexual Crimes, habitual gambling, prostitution mediation, and purchase of prostitution services, to name a few.

Earlier this year, his sentence was reduced to 18 months following an appeal trial where he admitted to all of his charges and showed remorse for his actions. 

The former K-pop idol has recently completed his mandatory military service. He will serve the remaining nine months of his sentence at a private prison. 

Seungri was a member of the legendary K-pop boy group BIGBANG. In 2019, he announced his retirement from the entertainment industry after reports surfaced that he is being investigated in relation to the Burning Sun scandal.

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