T.O.P’s fans are doing everything to make sure that their idol knows that they support him in this trying time. In particular, his fan group ‘T.O.P’s Fools’ are launching two projects to encourage the embattled YG artist on his trial date set on June 29th.
Based on their Twitter post, ‘T.O.P’s Fools’ are asking for support from fellow fans and VIPs on BIGBANG’s official fandom to rally behind T.O.P. against drug charges filed against him by the prosecutor’s office. It can be recalled the that the rapper was found positive of marijuana in a hair follicle test performed on him by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.
T.O.P. acknowledged in a handwritten letter that he did marijuana last year prior to his enlistment in the military for his mandatory service. He apologized to his label, fellow BIGBANG members, his family and his fans for his mistake and acknowledged that his lapse in judgement will come with consequences.
As his case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for further investigation, T.O.P. was dismissed from being a conscripted police officer pending verdict of his case. As a result, T.O.P was found unconscious in his home and was rushed to the hospital after he took an excessive amount of anti anxiety medicine. T.O.P. remained in critical condition at the Ehwa University Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit for several days before he regained consciousness and was transferred to another hospital for mental health treatment.
T.O.P’s Fools launched the online contest to create fan art of their beloved T.O.P or Choi Seung-hyun, where the winning fan art will be used for their global campaign to show support for T.O.P across social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. They also encouraged fans to use the hashtag #WeAreHereForYouTOP on the day of T.O.P’s first trial.
Another project that the fan group has planned is a photobook for T.O.P which encourages fans to send their message of love and support for the BIGBANG idol. Messages in different languages suh as English and Spanish will be translated by admins and be included in a photobook that will be sent to T.O.P. himself so his fans’ love will reach him. Messages of love and support should be emailed to [email protected], should not exceed 150 words and include the name of the sender. Deadline of sending messages is set for July 1st.