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Baek Ye Rin threatens legal action against Instagram harassers

By elliefilet   Thursday, May 4, 2017   10,864   1,075   25
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Baek Ye Rin gave a harsh warning to those harassing her on Instagram and spreading false rumors.

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On May 4, the singer posted to Instagram, "I can't take legal measures against people bothering me on Instagram right now, but it'll be possible soon as these incidents rise for other people, right? I think it's possible that I'll take care of all the malicious comments made on my photos and comments that are posted on other communities. I don't need to explain each thing, and I think if you look at the world that way, everything will look negative. Thank you to the fans who are worried about me."

JYP Entertainment previously warned netizens spreading malicious rumors that it would be taking legal action on the behalf of label artists. The agency also revealed the evidence sent in by Baek Ye Rin's fans were helping with her case.

Stay tuned for updates on Baek Ye Rin's situation.

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    jypnloves Friday, May 5, 2017

    just kill them all!!

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    Longan_Lychee Thursday, May 4, 2017

    K-idols and actresses and actors should disable their IG comments because their fans are so damn annoying who think they have a right to dictate their biases life and who also think they have the right to go start fanwars in their IG. Also the stupid shippers who just shamelessly tag their otp names in their comments.

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    ShayMin Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Disable the comments on your IG, and get someone else to manage your other public social media accounts if you're getting tired of seeing it. People are still going to leave messed up comments under your pictures even if you sue. If you can't handle it, simply get a member of your team to run your accounts with you having final photo/post approval.

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    BigBlueagain Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Ok, when this first started, idols taking legal action against those threatening them physically or bringing their families into it, I was all for it, behind them 100%. But this is just getting to the point where it's whining. If you're genuinely being threatened or someone's hacking you, by all means, do what you have to. But "legal action" against haters just for talkin smack? Whining and really petty.

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    ScarletRebel BigBlueagain Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Nobody deserves to be talked smack to, even on the Internet. It's a form of bullying which in itself is legally wrong. It's senseless hate that gets her name defamed and she has every right to take legal measures.

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    BigBlueagain ScarletRebel Thursday, May 4, 2017

    It's called "freedom of speech" and like any other right, it has responsibilities that go along with it. The right of people to be assholes as long as they are not causing harm or loss is one of them. If you let that happen, how long before YOU are told what you can and cannot say?

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    ScarletRebel BigBlueagain Thursday, May 4, 2017

    I do see your point; everyone does have the right to express an opinion, even horrible ones. What man chooses, he doesn't base on ethics. But some of the comments she receives aren't mere "negative opinions", some of them are trespassing the line of sexual harassment and accusing her of doing things she hasn't done. People will bandwagon on the popular idea and they won't simply abide to its principle, but some will eventually act to justify their opinion, which is especially dangerous to a celebrity whose life is publicized. Overall, South Korea's laws do have a section on situations like these and I'm just saying that getting people to abide to law and protecting herself from potential harm isn't petty.

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    bangeryun94 BigBlueagain Thursday, May 4, 2017

    It's not freedom of speech when ones reputation is harmed, when she is accused of sexual misconduct, when her family is threatened.

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    BigBlueagain bangeryun94 Friday, May 5, 2017

    The only way she would/should have recourse against reputation and the misconduct accusations is if she can prove they caused a loss. The family is a line that should not EVER be crossed. She chose this life, they didn't.

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    BigBlueagain ScarletRebel Friday, May 5, 2017

    As I said, if the comments are showing a real threat to her safety, if they are creating situations that actually cause her a loss, or if her family is being involved, then yes, by all means, go after the SOBs. Nice or not, liked or not, everything else HAS to be fair game if the basic freedom is to be protected.

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    bangeryun94 BigBlueagain Friday, May 5, 2017

    We don't have a Constitution where freedom of speech is protected in the same way as it is in the Amendment that covers free speech. There is no point bringing that up. She's 19 years old. If netz comment knowing their comment can be grounds for an arrest and they do it anyway, they're getting what they deserve. She chose to be an idol is not a valid excuse for her to endure harrassment, bullying and hate.

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    BigBlueagain bangeryun94 Friday, May 5, 2017

    How long do you think it will be before that's applied to a leader acting against legitimate criticism? Like I said, whether it's in the country's constitution or not, the BS must be tolerated under the law to protect the freedom.

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    bangeryun94 BigBlueagain Saturday, May 6, 2017

    If you're talking about a Korean leader and anything they say, then OUR Constutution protects them. Not the same. Why do you think Park Geun Hye was impeached? She was lying through her teeth. Now she is no longer a leader and is no longer protected.

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    BigBlueagain bangeryun94 Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Not the point. Let's turn this around. Say she did nothing like that and someone, anyone was saying things about her. They might even be true, but no one knows at this point. She sues, they go away, whatever was to be uncovered is now gone. It also would mean that whoever says anything she didn't like, also gone. We're facing that threat in the U.S. right now with the overgrown oompa loompa trying to change the laws to go after freedom of the press.

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    bangeryun94 BigBlueagain Saturday, May 6, 2017

    As a president she couldn't sue. But she could certainly make that person disappear. This isn't close to what we're talking about with Ye Rin. People have been going to jail for speaking out since the Bush administration in the US. Do you think the woman who was charged and found guilty for laughing at Jeff Sessions will spend her sentence in jail? It's outrageous when a person's freedom is stolen that way. Both countries justice system needs overhauling. This law however, is going to be sticking around. There must be substantial proof to file charges so that it's not frivelous and it certainly was in Ye Rin's situation. There is a huge difference between saying 'you're not talented, you're ugly and I wish you were dead' to 'I'm going to make sure you suffer by killing everything you love, cutting your tongue out so we never have to deal with your untalented ass again and carving your face up so we don't have to endure your ugliness.'

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    BigBlueagain bangeryun94 Saturday, May 6, 2017

    I know you're not going to agree with this, but unless that is a substantial threat, meaning that the person making it has the motivation and means to carry it out, they are just words. And as such, MUST be protected under free speech. Now, there are consequences for anything we say, and that person is still going to face them, but if they're just words, and they are not presenting a credible threat nor causing financial loss, the law doesn't need to be there.

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    Faith_1299 Thursday, May 4, 2017

    I'm glad she's standing up for herself and called out her Instagram haters/hacker. They should get a life and stop playing around. Just leave her alone.

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    kpoplolita Thursday, May 4, 2017

    WHAT DID SHE DO SERIOUSLY? SHES SHY AND RESERVED AND SINGS SWEETLY! LEAVE HER ALONE

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    partyfan2013 Thursday, May 4, 2017

    I just want everyone to back off of Baek Ye Rin and let her live her life in peace and solidarity for once.  They really just don't have to like her at all BUT they absolutely and most definitely do not, I repeat, DO NOT have to bash her in any kind of way.  And besides, don't they have much bigger things to be concerned about in this world than some silly celebrity or non-celebrity social media post?  I mean, c'mon now, they are way much more better than this.

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    amy_amiable Thursday, May 4, 2017

    i love how she does not take BS from any one and stands up for herself! you go girl

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    Barri Thursday, May 4, 2017

    The new Korean slogan: "Let's sue everyone."

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    bangeryun94 Barri Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Nobody is "suing" This is a criminal offence in Korea. Her agency files a complaint, the cyber unit finds the culprits, they're arrested, charged, convicted and go to jail and or fined heavily with community service.

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    Seoulmama Barri Thursday, May 4, 2017

    It needs to happen too!

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    melalabanana Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Can someone tell me why people hate her?

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    zippys420 melalabanana Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Seriously, I don't get it either.

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