On April 13th, portal sites started to show a spike in popularity for searches related to Yang Se-jong's name. The cause of the searches dates to a car accident near a hotel in the Gangnam district in Seoul, where the driver, an anonymous actor, was found to test positive for methamphetamines.
The official police report only identified the actor by the name of "Yang" to preserve anonymity. However, this only served to stoke speculation about who the actor could be. Yang Se-jong, Yang Dong-geun, Yang Ik-june, and Yang Joo-ho have all been discussed as possible candidates by this rumor mill.
Yang Se-jong's agency was terse when asked for official comment about the subject. They only stated that he was currently filming a drama and strongly denied the rumor.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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