Posted by olmal AKP STAFF Saturday, November 16, 2019

Netizens debate over V App after SBS 'Unanswered Questions' uncovers issues surrounding Sulli's passing


Netizens are debating over V App being a platform where idols are exposed to hate comments in real-time without any measures to protect them. On November 16, SBS's investigative television series 'Unanswered Questions' aired an episode titled 'The Rumor of the Rumor of the Rumor, Who Killed Jin Li'. 

The episode attempted to uncover the truth behind what exactly could have led to such a tragic outcome. An insider from SM Entertainment has shared Sulli has been seeing a therapist once a week since 4 or 5 years ago to manage her mental health. However, it seems that was not enough to protect her from malicious mean comments, family and personal affairs. 

The program also interviewed a few hate commenters, and they shared she should have endured those comments because she is in the public eye as a celebrity. In one of the interviews, one commenter said "Being a celebrity doesn't only garner love and positive attention. They are supposed to receive hate comments and they should endure and embrace that as part of them being a celebrity. I didn't tell her to commit suicide. I don't care if she's dead or alive."  YouTuber who posted a video about Sulli in another interview said, "If you are going to whine about hate comments, you shouldn't be a celebrity."

Sulli has previously said "I don't like reading hate comments. I can't read emotions in the text so it really scares me. I wish they could say it in a less hateful way." in her last live stream. 

After the broadcast, it sparked a debate among Netizens over V App where idols live stream and interact with fans in real-time by reading their comments during the stream. They have pointed out there is really no measure to protect them from receiving hate comments in real-time, and having a paywall can't stop them from commenting as some malicious commenters are known to purchase memberships to post hateful comments. 

What are your thoughts on this issue? 

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Demonowl2,322 pts Saturday, November 16, 2019 8
Saturday, November 16, 2019

And with AKP having posted this, I sincerely wished AKP did something against the hate comments on this very site. There was a debate here directly after Sullis passing but nothing changed...


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crowboy2,446 pts Saturday, November 16, 2019 0
Saturday, November 16, 2019

"If you are going to whine about hate comments, you shouldn't be a celebrity."

Dumbest shit I've ever read. I'd imagine that hate you would get as a celebrity - even a well-loved one - is seriously unprecedented, let alone if you're a controversial figure. I also imagine it's probably impossible to imagine how much hate you would get if you become so popular. Why should you NOT "whine" about hate comments? Why should you NOT call out people who are comfortable posting hurtful and potentially harmful words thanks to their anonymity?

If you're going to sit back and ignore people who are acting awfully and who may go on to hurt others, that's really a shame. However more than that, if as some small-time youtuber this person is going to sit there and say "she shouldn't have been a celebrity if she couldn't deal with it", I HOPE they don't find fame in any scope beyond what they have. They might be in for a nasty surprise if they do, because people are relentless in their hatred of public figures, just because they're an easy target.



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