Producer Yoon Sang Addresses Nepotism Allegations Regarding His Son, RIIZE’s Anton

Here’s how Anton joined the company.

RIIZE‘s Anton recently appeared on Yoo Quiz with his father, producer Yoon Sang. Yoon Sang is a hugely famous singer and producer in South Korea. He even has some ties with SM Entertainment, and has produced much music for them.

Due to Yoon Sang’s fame and connections in the industry, many called out Anton for being a “nepo baby,” a term used to refer to children who have benefitted from famous parents in terms of their careers. On the show, Anton explained that he got into SM Entertainment through auditions. Yoon Sang clarified that he had absolutely no hand in the matter, and did not make things easier for Anton using his power.

  • Yoo Jae Suk: Did you receive an offer [first] from SM Entertainment?
  • Anton: I auditioned…
  • Yoo Jae Suk: Wow, you auditioned after signing up by yourself?
  • Yoo Jae Suk: Well, people might have said that Yoon Sang got you in…
  • Yoon Sang: Whenever I hear such things, I always think that people really don’t know how the world works.

Yoon Sang indirectly denied nepotism or helping his son get into SM Entertainment with that one statement. Anton has also previously directly hit back at nepotism allegations through TikTok. You can read more about it below.

RIIZE’s Anton Is Going Viral After His Response To A “Nepo Baby” Comment