Big Hit Entertainment has made an announcement regarding legal action against Internet users who make malicious contributions and comments TXT.
On June 29, the agency published the following statement in TXT’s online fan community Weverse:
Hello, this is Big Hit Entertainment.
We recently took legal action against defamation, harassment, spreading false rumors, and malicious comments related to TXT.
TXT is a new group that made its debut a little over a year ago and includes members who are minors. Nevertheless, malicious comments about the members have increased steadily. For this reason, we have decided to take legal action to protect the safety of our artists.
We have filed criminal complaints with law enforcement officers for defamation (Article 70 of the Law to Promote the Use of Information and Communication Networks and Information Protection, etc.) and for insult (Article 311 of the Criminal Code) against people who have constantly made malicious comments and made contributions in Online communities, portal pages and social media that have gone beyond the limits of what is socially acceptable.
Data was collected through our own surveillance and email hotline from last year through the first half of this year, and investigations into the suspects are ongoing based on the data. Please understand that we cannot provide details on the procedures or updates on their progress as the identity of the suspect must be kept confidential. If you discover cases of malicious comments or other illegal activity, please send them to our legal account.
Big Hit Entertainment maintains a strict zero tolerance policy against malicious comments and defamatory behavior towards our artists. We will continue to take legal action in relation to such activities and would like to make it clear that no comparisons or indulgences are made to the perpetrators of these activities.
We are always grateful for the love and dedication of the fans to TXT.
We will continue to work hard to protect the rights of our artists.