Korean entertainer MC Mong is indicted for dodging the mandatory military service by pulling out his teeth.
He was exempted from fulfilling in duties in 2007 due to dental problems, but police has found out that he was pulling out extra teeth on purpose to dodge the draft.
MC Mong has 12 teeth missing, which was claimed to be caused by tooth decay, but the cops are saying that only eight of those were lost naturally, with four extra being removed on purpose so that he could fail the physical requirement to escape from the enlistment.
Dodging military service is a huge taboo and serious crime in South Korea. The singer is still claiming innocent and insisting that all the teeth were pulled out because of health condition, but unfortunately from public’s point of view he is already guilty as charged, and his entertainment career is as good as over.
Regardless of his intention I do have a bit of sympathy for the fact that if missing-teeth could be seen as a health criteria… losing eight is probably bad enough to be considered for exemption.