BTS’ agency BigHit Music is coming after online trolls, and they’ve announced it again.
Netizens on any platform have done serious acts that are not justifiable in any shape or form. Their actions include sexual harassment, defamation, and others not suitable for a band only wanting to share their music. In a report by Korean Joongang Daily, the agency said it is serious about cracking down on negative comments and acts that target the band members.
Big Hit made it official by filing legal action in multiple cases. They relayed that some of the netizens had received papers and warnings. However, these people continue to post malicious comments without fear of the law.
A court even went to convict trolls for defamation. They were ordered in subsequent civil lawsuits to pay a total of 9,000,000 Korean Won in reparations.
With the announcement came mixed reactions. Half were scared, and the others, not so much. Social media users who use pseudonyms are complacent that the agency will not track them. Their smugness was threatened as Big Hit addressed the issue. They said that these users are still monitored in real-time even when they frequently change their online nicknames. Their accounts are continually tracked, with their posts collected and written for legal file complaints.
At the end of their announcement, they warned, “We are taking every legal action possible against those who groundlessly slander the character of our artists or spread malicious rumors, especially against those that offend repeatedly.”
Big Hit is not playing around and will go to lengths to protect every member’s mental health and character. ARMYs can send their complaints to:
Rest assured, Big Hit will work on them.