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Jaejoong allegedly broke an election law.
On March 5, Jaejoong posted a photo of his own ballot paper for South Korea's 2022 presidential election on his personal Instagram. He was quickly chastised for violating one of Korea's election laws, as it is illegal for anyone to take photographs inside a polling booth.
Jaejoong had written in the image, "Let's all vote" and "Voting completed."
Although netizens recognized that he was merely confirming his own vote and encouraging others to do the same, fans and netizens alike chastised the singer for not exercising sufficient caution in public matters. According to the election law, photographing and posting a ballot paper on social media or sending it via text message is punishable by up to two years in prison or a fine of up to 4,000,000 KRW.
This is just one of a long list of seemingly idiotic controversies involving the former idol, as he had previously been canceled for faking getting COVID earlier in the pandemic for an April Fools joke.