BTS’ label is calling on the ARMY.
The South Korean boy band’s label, Big Hit Music, is seeking fans’ assistance in taking down “malicious postings” related to the group.
The label posted a message on Reverse last week, stating that they had filed “additional criminal complaints against postings with personal attacks and defamation,” utilizing new information both from fans and from its own monitoring activities.
The label said that one poster uploaded posts that contained “insults against [BTS]” via multiple IP addresses. Big Hit Music declared:
“We have been monitoring these types of malicious postings and filed criminal complaints against the poster for all the postings with malicious comments.”
The company said that they found “extremely malicious and delusional content” and have begun legal proceedings against the ones who posted these content:
“The complaint we have filed includes platforms not mentioned in this notice and we would also like to inform you that we cannot reveal every detail of the content of the complaint to ensure a proper investigation.
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.”
They went on to say that no settlements will be happening:
“The accused of an ongoing investigation recently attempted to settle the case but there will be no settlement nor leniency… our policy of no settlement and no leniency remains in effect.”
And they are urging fans to use this email hotline to report any cases of abuse:([email protected])