T/n: For context, Dispatch released an article earlier claiming that TOP joined the cast of Squid Game 2 because of his affiliation with Lee Jung Jae and also made allusion to his previous drug scandal. Lee Jung Jae's side denied the involvement in his casting and now, the media is shifting the blame to Lee Byung Hun.

Amid allegations that actor Lee Byung Hun was involved in the casting of former Big Bang member TOP (Choi Seung Hyun) for Netflix's 'Squid Game 2,' his agency has not commented.

On June 29, Lee Byung Hun's agency, BH Entertainment, told Newsen, "We have no official comment" on Lee Byung Hun's alleged involvement in Top's 'Squid Game 2' casting.


According to Newsen, Lee Jung Jae and TOP were once close friends, but they have not interacted at all in recent years. "The last time Lee Jung Jae and TOP were in contact was many years ago," an entertainment industry insider told Newsen on the 29th, "Lee Jung Jae saw TOP's face for the first time in a long time at the 'Squid GI don'ame 2' script reading on the 23rd. It was also the first time he heard that his casting had been finalized."

Amidst Lee Jung Jae's active clarification, suspicions have been raised that the actor who influenced TOP's casting was Lee Byung Hun, not Lee Jung Jae. This is because the person in charge of TOP' activities is Kang Jung Woo, the former head of Lee Byung Hun's agency BH Entertainment and the current head of White Entertainment. This suspicion was also bolstered by the testimony of several entertainment industry insiders that Lee Byung Hun still has a strong relationship with TOP, unlike Lee Jung Jae, with whom he was estranged. In addition to Lee Byung Hun and TOP, the cast of 'Squid Game 2' includes BH Entertainment actors Lee Jin Wook and Park Sung Hoon, and White Entertainment's Won Ji An.

"The casting of actors in Netflix shows is a decision made by the creators, including directors, writers, and production companies, based on their creative intentions, and Netflix respects that," Netflix told Newsen in response to the casting controversy.

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1. Wow the casting looks like hellㅋㅋㅋㅋ I'm not watching

2. Lee Jung Jae must feel so unfairly treated......

3. Lee Jung Jae got all the hate for nothing

4. This is such a messㅋ

5. Seriously, know your place and just leave the cast already...

6. There are so many better actors who had no chance of being casted yet. It's not too late to rethink about the cast

7. Seriously nobody would've expected this lineup

8. I don't know who put TOP in this cast but can that person and TOP both leave the cast? Just how arrogant must you be to disregard the public's opinion like that?

9. I'm more surprised that there are 3 actors from BH Ent. here

10. Ah... so Lee Byung Hun and TOP were friends...

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