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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, October 26, 2018

Netizens who left malicious comments about Taeyeon and Chanyeol get legal punishment

Chanyeol, Taeyeon
Malicious commenters received legal punishment.

On October 26, SM Entertainment made an announcement on their official homepage, informing that netizens who left malicious comments about Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and EXO's Chanyeol have been legally punished. 


The agency stated, "We announce the legal action against those who left defaming and insulting posts about Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and EXO's Chanyeol have been confirmed and the suspects received a punishment of a fine."

SM added, "The investigation continues on the illegal acts on other artists," and stated, "In order to protect our artists, we will continue to monitor and take active legal action."
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walkertexasrange Friday, October 26, 2018 8
Friday, October 26, 2018

I always see these articles about people leaving malicious comments. But I want to know what they actually said. How bad can a comment be that you get legally punished?

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Oh_welll Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

I second that.

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krell Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/09/ius-agency-loen-entertainment-speaks-up-about-rumor-spreading-perpertrator

IU's agency Loen Entertainment speaks up about rumor-spreading perpetrator (Year 2013)

IU was fairly MAD about the situation. IU wanted to CONFRONT *personally* the PERP ... ;)
But IU's LOEN Agency did talk IU out of finally doing that. I liked IU *more* after that! ... ;)


http://www.allkpop.com/article/2013/11/four-people-indicted-for-leaving-malicious-comments-about-baek-ji-youngs-miscarriage

Four people indicted for leaving malicious comments about Baek Ji Young's miscarriage (Year 2013)

I believe that some of these 11 PERPS did JAIL time over what they did it.

Anyway, these PERPS are usually ADULT MALE S.K citizens, who KNOW what they are doing it is ILLEGAL.

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krell Friday, October 26, 2018 4
Friday, October 26, 2018

https://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/02/two-ilbe-members-charged-for-the-danwon-high-school-fishcake-picture-mocking-sewol-victims

Two ILBE.COM members charged for the Danwon High School fishcake picture mocking Sewol victims (Year 2015)

This might be interesting to you. Keep in mind that S.KOREA has MUCH more restrictive 'Freedom of Speech' Laws than say USA and EURO Nations do have them. I'll see if I can find you a couple other URLs about it.

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Fritzb Friday, October 26, 2018 2
Friday, October 26, 2018

The freedom of speech is a sadly a very misunderstood right (thanks largely to a wretched public education system). In the USA, the freedom of speech means that you cannot be arrested or sent to prison by the government for what you say. In contrast, in many totalitarian states without such a right, if you criticize the government or its officials, they may arrest and imprison you.


Contrary to popular belief, the freedom of speech does not give you the right to say whatever you like without consequence. If you knowingly spread false or defamatory rumors, you may be held accountable for any damages you cause to individuals or organizations. The damaged parties may sue you in civil court for liable or for defamation of character. Your private sector employer is fully within their rights to fire you. This is not a violation of your civil rights; you have no right to harm others with falsehoods.

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ricebeam Friday, October 26, 2018 1
Friday, October 26, 2018

You have to meet certain standards to prove defamation and slander in the United States. When was the last time a major American company successfully sued online trolls or referred them to the government for criminal prosecution? Even when tabloid magazines publish illicit materials, they usually end up settling out of court.


Private companies like twitter can set their own TOS on speech. They can ban users for violating them. They cannot (or shouldn't) collaborate with the government to punish individuals for speech they find unacceptable. People float all kinds of half truths over the internet, most of them have not broken any laws.


South Korea is a borderline banana republic. Their companies have sued individuals for "defaming" their products. If Kpop companies tried to jail 18 year old American teens for making careless remarks online they would be tarred and feathered and driven out of town.

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Hopefully Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Yeah, in Korea you can get sued and lose a defamation case even if you're telling the truth too. It's insane.

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AegyoFree Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Good, too many people say things behind a screen that they wouldn't dare to in real life. It's one thing coming for a celebrity but Chanyeol's family were harassed and attacked. Antis are toxic and dangerous and need to know that actions have consequences.

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) Friday, October 26, 2018 8
Friday, October 26, 2018

Thank you SM for protecting my unni Tayeon. I request the harshest punishement for perverts who is writing malicious comments against my unni Tayeon. Tayeon unni is one our most respected and talented artist. No one has the right to harm my unni Tayeon!

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manupecks Friday, October 26, 2018 3
Friday, October 26, 2018

You're still here

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) Saturday, October 27, 2018 1
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Do you expect me to leave AKP and let you to comment bullshits?

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manupecks Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

Yes

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kizaru_hijin Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

thats the racist bigblueagain and hes still being protected by akp for giving them a lot of views and comments on their articles...

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zlie31 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Notre amour pour Tayeon est probablement la seule chose que l'on a en commun.

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Je vois que tu n'es pas tres belle comme moi, je ressemble comme unni Jun ji hyun , et puis tu n'as probablement pas mon education puisque j'ai mon doctorat de la prestigieuse universite National de Seoul.

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unibias Friday, October 26, 2018 1
Friday, October 26, 2018

she needs to learn how to drive

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

my unni Tayeon has a mercedes and she knows very well how to drive !

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Zin_Win Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

it's really disgusting to see oppafangirls attack on Taeyeon like a world war enemy for their stupid jealousy

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NineMusesMinha Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

When KNETZ think they have all the power SMH

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nnani Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

I love when karma bites people in the ass.

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senseisempai17 Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Good job SM for protecting your artists 👍🏻

People nowadays say mean and derogatory words (especially to Taeyeon during the Taeyeon- Baekhyun relationship) against others without realizing the impact it creates to the other person’s mental health. They are brave because they can hide behind a user name but now they can’t. Cyber bullying really is getting way out of hand and thankfully people in authority are doing something against it..

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krell Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

https://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/07/taeyeon-announces-legal-retaliation-against-haters

Taeyeon announces legal retaliation against haters (July 2015)

So, this past AKP ARTICLE might give you an idea as to WHY that TAEYEON gets annoyed with CYBER PERPS.

Again, in this current situation, these would LIKELY be ADULT MALES, who are PERSISTENTLY doing something

that is ILLEGAL under S.K Laws.

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JKJ Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Well done! Always thought them geeks who sit behind a computer and spew crap about people are the biggest cowards in the world! And what they say is very very hurtful if not frightening! Great to know they can be nailed!!!! And punished!!

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Zin_Win Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

sm........ it's too late .

But Taeyeon can neglect all hates and keep walking her way successfully and shining like a star.

jealous girls should learn from her instead of barking like a dog.

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methodman88 Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Is it more so spreading malicious rumours rather than just saying to a person, you can't sing, get off TV? Something like that? How malicious are we talking? What about people that are already caught up in controversy, and netz telling them to quit their group and stuff like that? It should actually go both ways. Like with Super Junior's Kangin.

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Marienashe Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

all those people on hand chanyeol. please take legal action

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pink_oracle Friday, October 26, 2018 8
Friday, October 26, 2018

I wanna known what they said, what's constitutes as a crime of word?

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Not_interested Friday, October 26, 2018 7
Friday, October 26, 2018

I don't know what comments are exactly considered as crime.But current law became active after suicide of 90s top popular actress Choi Jin-sil. People posted hateful speach,false rumors and insults that resulted her suicide.


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Anpanman Friday, October 26, 2018 6
Friday, October 26, 2018

I still can't believe she got bullied to death just for having revealed that she had been abused by her husband. Just remembering what happened to her still makes me angry

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whatever101 Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

GOOD insulting the Taeyrant should be punishable by death

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Fan_from_India Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Finally!!! some action is being taken against perpetrators

Artists have to be protected. Some posts people write is just downright disgusting. They think hiding behind a device and writing rubbish about an artist/celebrity is heroic.

Leading a life in public is not easy as one is always being judged for anything and everything. I feel sad sometimes for the Idols since they get into the entertainment field at a very young age. They dont get to eat, date or lead a normal life. And if they dont make it big they are left with nothing to fall back on

Then on top of it these trolls who criticize on everything they do.

Very good SM. Please take very good care of your team. Chanyeol, I really like this boy. He has such a goofy personality but like my brother has

I hope the artists are also taught to develop thick skin and learn how to stand up for themselves. They need not be sorry for every action of theirs just because someone dint like something they did. One cant keep everyone happy

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partyfan2013 Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Good. For. Them. All of those total assholes right there really do deserve what they just got because they oughta know by now that they absolutely should've kept their fucking mouths shut in the beginning. 'Nuff said.

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AbsoluteCuck Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

The day it becomes illegal to talk shit on the internet is the day I kill myself.

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Hdhdnnd Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

artists in my country is the toughest one..they had to face onions aunty and onion uncle..we had so much freedom of speaking on social media..luckily, so far i have not heard any of our artist went suicide..i give them thumbs up and applause

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Sehunicron Friday, October 26, 2018 18
Friday, October 26, 2018

south korean society is so backwards. they can punish someone for talking shit about a famous artist, but when teenagers are just trying to work and make music they get beaten behind closed doors, threatened, fired and may never get justice

i guess justice is only for the rich and overly sensitive

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1Minoz Friday, October 26, 2018 6
Friday, October 26, 2018

Defamation is different than having an opinion. Too much freedom in the U.S. so ppl don't know what's the truth anymore, what "truth" they believe depends on what media they watch or read.

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Sehunicron Friday, October 26, 2018 3
Friday, October 26, 2018

lol

since you hate freedom so much, move to south korea. you'd fit right in

you'll end up in legal trouble your first year there too lol then you'll want to come back to where there's "too much freedom"

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bangeryun94 Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Well said.

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ricebeam Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

There are legal standards to proving defamation in the United States. In this country the odds of some online troll facing jail time over posting "Obama was born in Kenya" at some public forum is nearly 0.

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bangeryun94 Friday, October 26, 2018 8
Friday, October 26, 2018

Sure because Kesha never got raped by her producer, no women were harrassed by Weinstein, no women were raped by Cosby and Trump never screwed a porn star. Clean up your own country and we'll work on ours. And read cyber defamation laws in South Korea. It's not someone talking shit. It's someone slandering and libeling which is something that's actually illegal in the west.

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EducationSystem Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

yeah... its definitely not just south korea

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TiffanyYoungFlop Saturday, October 27, 2018 1
Saturday, October 27, 2018

I wished Tiffany gotten all the hate comments/rumours instead. I don’t know why people would target talented and popular folks like Taeyeon and Chanyeol. Maybe that’s why they were targeted

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kizaru_hijin Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

you spelled jessica wrong

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unibias Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

sm is so irrelevant

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