K-pop act TWICE’s agency files more than 30 legal complaints against online trolls

August 20, 2020

The management agency for popular K-pop girl group TWICE said Thursday it has filed more than 30 complaints this year against netizens who have posted malicious comments about the band on the internet.

JYP Entertainment said it has filed a total of 37 legal complaints against netizens who have posted derogatory and slanderous comments towards the group’s members on online communities and one blog site.

The company said it will seek all possible legal actions, including both civil and criminal measures, against the netizens in question.

This file photo shows K-pop girl group TWICE at the 34th Golden Disk Awards held at Gocheok Sky Dome in southwestern Seoul on Jan. 4, 2020. Photo provided by the secretariat of the Golden Disk Awards. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
A publicity image for K-pop band TWICE's ninth EP, "More & More," provided by JYP Entertainment. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

This file photo shows K-pop girl group TWICE at the 34th Golden Disk Awards held at Gocheok Sky Dome in southwestern Seoul on Jan. 4, 2020. Photo provided by the secretariat of the Golden Disk Awards. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

JYP also vowed to strengthen monitoring of slanderous online activities directed at its artists and regularly pursue legal actions.

Since debuting in South Korea in 2015 with “OOH-AHH,” TWICE has become one of the biggest girl groups in the K-pop scene, churning out back-to-back hits, including “Cheer Up,” “TT,” “Knock Knock,” “Signal,” “Likey” and “Heartshaker.”

The nine-member band, which has two Japanese singers and a Taiwanese member, was the top-selling female K-pop act in the first half of 2020, shipping 563,000 copies of its ninth EP, “More & More,” within a month since its release on June 1.

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