Big Hit Music (hereafter Big Hit), the agency of BTS, is drawing attention by posting a notice related to the criminal prosecution by netizens.
On the afternoon of March 13, fans entered the concert hall ahead of the start of the group ‘BTS‘ ‘PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – SEOUL‘ concert held at Jamsil Main Stadium in Songpa-gu.
Big Hit posted a notice on the fan community platform Weverse on March 31. In the notice, Big Hit said, “We are taking regular legal action against creators of malicious posts such as defamation, insults, sexual harassment, spreading false information, and malicious slander against BTS. We will inform you of the progress in this regard.”
Big Hit said, “We have recently submitted a number of complaints to the investigative agency based on reports from fans and evidence collected through self-monitoring. We will inform you about the case separately as follows.”
First of all, Big Hit said, “We have sued the person accused of damaging the artist’s reputation and spreading false information by maliciously weaving rumors about BTS for defamation and obstruction of business.”
In the case of obstruction of business, according to Article 314 (1) of the Criminal Act, imprisonment for not more than 5 years or a fine not exceeding 15 million won is possible.
“We received a report on social media, community, DC Inside, YouTube, as well as a review section of a consumer product brand that spread false information with a serious delusion and sophistry about the artist, and sued the suspect for defamation.” the agency added.
Big Hit said that legal action against suspects of malicious behavior is being taken regularly and that there is no agreement or leniency for them.
Big Hit said, “The information from fans is very helpful for our company to take legal action. In the future, we ask for your interest and active reporting through Big Hit’s legal response account.”