Korean idols, actors, and actresses are finally fighting back.
To date, Song Ji Hyo is one of the veteran actresses in the Korean industry. Her fame and influence continue to grow in Korea and overseas, and she is one of the most sought-after acts. She is unproblematic, adored by her fans, and respected by many. However, she’s been the subject of online assault, with it growing viciously lately. Her agency, Creative ING, takes legal action to protect her reputation from being sullied.
Soompi translated Creative ING’s statement. The company addressed the ill-natured rumors online based on false information and met with same-natured comments that are insulting and borderline defamatory. These malign acts are growing and worsening in social media, online communities, and portal sites. Trolls and malicious people are becoming bolder in their acts, affecting the actress’s reputation and health.
The company stated that these acts are illegal. Hence, they will take legal action against those who post and comment offensive, false, and defamatory statements.
Similar to their announcement with Hyeri, they explained that they showed leniency on the grounds of ‘freedom of speech.’ However, they are putting a stop to it as the vindictive acts are tarnishing the actress’ image.
Creative ING emphasized that they will carry out legal action without mercy or settlement. They thanked Song Jihyo’s fans for their continuous self-monitoring reports, highlighting their importance in protecting the actress whose rights are continued to be infringed.
Fans can continue to report vilifying posts and comments to:
Fans hope that this will stop people from committing atrocities towards artists online.