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Big Hit Entertainment Updates Fans On Legal Actions Taken Towards Perpetrators Maliciously Attacking BTS!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Apr 01, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

Big Hit Music, the agency representing globally acclaimed K-pop boy group BTS, recently announced an update regarding the legal actions they have taken against those who are doing malicious activities related to BTS.

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On the 31st of March, Big Hit Music made the following announcement:


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, the spread of groundless information, and ill-intentioned criticism. We would like to provide an update on these activities.

We have recently filed multiple criminal complaints using new information provided by fans as well as collected through our monitoring initiatives. We have filed criminal suits after reviewing personal attacks on online channels and online posts containing defamation and would like to provide an update on two specific cases:

We have filed a suit against a perpetrator who has injured our artists' reputation and spread false information by putting together rumors about BTS with malicious intent for defamation and obstruction of business. Under the Criminal Act, Article 314 (1), a person who committed obstruction of business may face up to five years in prison or be fined up to 15 million won (approximately $12,355).

We have also sued another perpetrator for defamation after receiving reports about this perpetrator's posts containing false information about our artists grounded on serious levels of delusion and nonsensical logic not only on social media sites, online communities, DC inside, YouTube but even on a product review section of a commercial brand website.

Big Hit regularly collects information on malicious postings regarding BTS, reports them to the authorities, and files criminal complaints. We will continue to initiate strict measures to ensure that these malicious acts are not repeated, and our policy of no settlement and no leniency remains in effect.

Reports from fans are very helpful in responding to such activities. We ask that you make continued use of our hotline (protect@bighitmusic.co.kr) to report any cases of abuse.

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

Thank you."

ARMYs, the fandom name of BTS, are glad that Big Hit Music is giving updates as it shows the agency is taking the matter seriously. Regardless of popularity or status, K-pop artists are human as well and should be treated with respect.

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Notably, Big Hit Entertainment's previous update regarding malicious attacks towards their K-pop artists such as BTS was in December of last year.

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