On August 26, Big Hit Entertainment released an official statement regarding the malicious comment and defamatory posts about BTS.
Check out the full statement below:
“Hello, This is Big Hit Entertainment.
This is the about the progress of legal response to malicious posts related to BTS.
In accordance with the procedures established internally, we regularly take legal counter measures to malicious activities such as malicious slander, dissemination of false facts, personal attacks, and defamation.
We are currently in the process of legalizing evidence from posts obtained during the first half of this year.
Among them, defamation charges against the netizens who continuously write or disseminate malicious comments and posts beyond the socially acceptable level beyond simply expressing opinions in the community, portal, SNS, etc. (Article 70) and insults (Article 311) have been sued in Seoul Namdaemun Police Station.
The data was collected and submitted through self-monitoring and big hit reports, and the investigating agency conducts an investigation of the suspect based on this information. Please note that the notice has been delayed in order to secure the suspect’s identity and maintain the confidentiality of the investigation.
We have been strict in responding to insults and defamation of our artists, and our actions will remain unchanged unless these behaviors disappear. I reiterate that there is no agreement with the first place.
Thank you for your cooperation.
We will do our best to protect the rights of artists. Thank you”