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K-pop singers declare war on internet trolls

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By Dong Sun-hwa

Chinese Canadian K-pop singer Henry Lau's agency Monster Entertainment said Thursday that it will take strong legal action against anyone who distorts the truth, spreads malicious rumors and defames its artist.

On the same day, HYBE, the record label behind K-pop juggernaut BTS, said it caught a person who had been spreading malicious rumors about BTS.

Over the past few years, K-pop stars and their agencies have been taking a tougher stance against internet trolls. But a lot of people point out that the punishment is still too weak as they are often slapped with fines of about 2 million won ($1,700).


Lee Min-young minlee@koreatimes.co.kr


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