The agency's official statement is as follows:
"Hello, this is Big Hit Entertainment.
From November 10, 2016, malicious rumors, false information, posts attacking personal rights, etc., that hinder BTS' character will be responded with strict legal action. We have decided to take on such strict response because the members of BTS have long been suffering from rumors and malicious comments.
Since debut, Big Hit Entertainment and all the members of BTS have given great effort to accept every criticism and evaluation for our growth and improvement. However, netizens' actions with malicious intents that continuously exaggerate criticism and attack personal rights of BTS' production, music promotions, etc. can no longer be overlooked.
According to the current laws on defamation of character and personal information protection, these actions can be penalized with a prison sentence. We, to protect the rights of our label's artist and actively take legal action, have processed prosecution for those who spread or report malicious posts and comments with foul intent. Furthermore, we announce that we will continue to take strict legal action with no agreements permitted in response to the actions that hinder the character of our artists.