AKB48 member and 'Produce 48' contestant Goto Moe (17) teared up during a live broadcast.
On July 21, Goto Moe chatted with fans on Showroom; a Japanese live stream broadcast. During the airing, Korean netizens continuously left malicious, and even sexually harassing comments against the idol.
The comments were first left in Korean. However, netizens started translating the comments into Japanese when Goto Moe didn't read the Korean comments. The comments included insults and criticism. Some even told the young star to commit suicide.
Ultimately, Goto Moe teared up on air. After a moment to get herself together, she said, "I believe I need to repay the love as much as I'm receiving support. I have to work hard in order to do so." She added, "I'm sorry for crying suddenly. I'll work my best so I won't have any regrets."
Other netizens criticized the malicious commenters, stating, "The comments were so bad..", "Why are they being so harsh to a 17-year-old?", "They are an embarrassment to Korea", "They need to get sued."