BTS’s Agency BIGHIT Music Takes Legal Action Against Malicious Cartel Spreading Malicious Rumors

The members of BTS need no introduction and have a huge fan following all over the world. However, as disappointing as it sounds, Bangtan Boys are also the subject of trolls, threats, and other ill-intentioned rumors on occasion. But the K-pop group’s agency, BIGHIT Music, makes sure to get rid of unwanted threats as soon as possible. This is what happened recently that prompted the agency to crack down on wrongdoers.

the official statement

On September 29, 2022, BIGHIT Music shared an update on the legal proceedings against online perpetrators and malicious commenters for infringing on BTS’s rights. The agency also issued a lengthy statement about it.

This is what it says:

Hello, this is Big Hit Music.

Our company regularly initiates legal proceedings against perpetrators of malicious activities related to BTS, including defamation, personal attacks, sexual harassment, spreading baseless information, and malicious criticism. We would like to provide an update on these activities.

We have recently filed additional criminal complaints against posts with personal attacks and defamation using new information provided by fans and collected through our monitoring initiatives.

We have found multiple defamatory posts containing false information about the artists on platforms inside and outside of Korea. We also discovered that a specific user has been spreading the same malicious rumor on multiple platforms and filed a criminal complaint against the user after collecting all the repeatedly uploaded posts.

We are currently following our legal response process that monitors and collects evidence about malicious posting for 365 days and then includes it in the report.

Active reports from our fans have been a great help to our malicious post monitoring efforts.

We would also like to share with you that after an extensive police investigation, we were able to identify the suspect and the case was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

Big Hit regularly collects information about malicious BTS-related posts, reports them to authorities, and files criminal complaints. We would like to emphasize that we will continue to take strict measures to ensure that these malicious acts are not repeated, and that our no-fix, no-leniency policy remains in place.

We ask that you make continued use of our hotline ([email protected]) to report any cases of abuse.

We will continue to work to ensure that the rights of our artists are fully protected.

Thank you.”

The poster

Although BIGHIT Music has refrained from giving details about said poster with malicious rumors, many are speculating that it may be related to the latest set of leaked photos of BTS member V and BLACKPINK’s Jennie that were allegedly shared by a hacker.

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