Taeyang recently spoke with Esquire regarding the negative criticisms surrounding the BIGBANG following Seungri‘s scandal.

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When he was asked if he felt like it was unfair that this happened when he didn’t get involved in a single scandal since his debut, Taeyang gave his honest thoughts.

I want to resolve all of the issues in a realistic and wise way.

– Taeyang

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Taeyang then went on to claim partial responsibility for all that has happened despite the fact that he was never involved in a scandal on his own.

Half of my life was spent in BIGBANG while the other half of my life was spent as Taeyang. As a result, I have many human relationships formed through the group. And more than anything else, I received a lot of love from fans by being a part of the group. So that means I’m partially responsible as well.

– Taeyang

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For that reason, Taeyang expressed that it’s his calling do get through all of the hardships together as a group.

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Taeyang also spoke up about BIGBANG’s return as a 4-member group.

No matter what choice we make, we’ll be seen in a negative light, although we don’t know for how long. We thought a lot about what to do once I was discharged from the military, and that’s when we got an unexpected offer from Coachella. So we all agreed to try it out.

– Taeyang

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Following their debut in 2006, BIGBANG took over the K-Pop world as a 5-member group.

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However, following Seungri’s Burning Sun scandal in 2019, he announced his retirement, meaning BIGBANG will continue to be active as a 4-member group from this point onward.

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In addition to Seungri’s scandal, T.O.P and G-Dragon have been involved in marijuana scandals in the past, and Daesung recently faced a scandal involving an adult entertainment establishment taking place in a building that he owned.

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Considering the many things BIGBANG has been through in recent years, there’s a lot of anticipation for what the group will have to offer fans in the coming months.