K-Pop idols often get criticized from malicious netizens for bizarre reasons all the time.
And throughout the years, more companies have decided to take action against the malicious netizens.
Here are 5 times malicious netizens faced consequences for their comments about K-Pop idols.
- Hateful netizens getting punished for their comments about MAMAMOO
In 2019, 4 netizens were fined for posting malicious comments about MAMAMOO since 2017. These charged netizens had been leaving comments such as, “They sold their bodies“, and, “What a bunch of lesbians.”
- Malicious netizen getting fined for comment made about Sunmi
A man in his 40s, who was referred to as Mr. A, left a malicious comment about Sunmi that read “She looks like a bar hostess.”
This malicious commenter ended up getting indicted for slander and got sentenced to a fine of 500,000 KRW (~$415 USD) by Changwon District Court.
- Malicious netizen forced to apologize for creating a false rumor about APRIL’s Naeun
In 2020, an anonymous netizen made a post online claiming that APRIL’s Naeun had bullied her in the past.
- BTS anti-fan forced to write an apology letter
In 2017, a BTS anti-fan faced consequences for their hurtful and false posts about BTS. This anti-fan got summoned for a police investigation and ended up having to write an apology letter to BTS.
- Malicious netizen getting charged for sending death threats to Song Ga Yeon
Song Ga Yeon might not be an idol, but she has dealt with a lot of malicious netizens. She even once received death threats from one malicious netizen and had to undergo therapy.
This malicious netizen ended up writing an apology letter to Song Ga Yeon for the death threats.