ATEEZ’s Agency Warns Malicious Commenters
Korean boy group ATEEZ is one of the participants of Mnet's newest show, "Kingdom: Legendary War," along with Stray Kids, BTOB, iKon, SF9, and The Boyz.
Following the first round, where ATEEZ received high praises during the expert evaluations, some netizens came forward to accuse the boy group of cheating. Some of the accusers even claimed that ATEEZ's agency, KQ Entertainment, is a subsidiary of Mnet's parent company CJ ENM. Because of malicious comments and false rumors made by some netizens, KQ Entertainment stepped forward and announced that they would be taking firm legal actions towards those who are trying to damage the reputation of ATEEZ and the agency.
In their official statement, KQ Entertainment called out the inaccurate information spread online through YouTube and other platforms. They went on to explain that such false information is currently misunderstood as true, and it can damage ATEEZ's reputation as well as affect fans' mental health.
Furthermore, KQ Entertainment is requesting the YouTubers concerned who have published false information to correct their claims. For this, they are giving them a guidance period to do the necessary corrections. Then, the company warns the concerned that KQ Entertainment will be pursuing strong legal actions against those who will not correct their false reports and continue to publish malicious rumors.
The agency is also asking fans to send evidence of defamatory actions against ATEEZ to be sent to the company's email account, firstname.lastname@example.org, to be used for legal purposes.
KQ Entertainment reiterated that all of ATEEZ's achievements are due to their hard work and dedication. They have also vowed that they will continue to do their best to protect the rights and interests of their artist. Because of the agency's strong stance in protecting ATEEZ, fans praise KQ Entertainment for taking the issue at hand seriously.