BLACKPINK’s fandom left K-netizens speechless for allegedly faking Jisoo’s lawsuit
Korea’s Criminal Law states that anyone found to have falsified official documents can be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
After getting called out for blindly defending their idol in the controversy over the distortion of history of “Snowdrop“, BLACKPINK‘s fans have been leaving a bad impression on the Korean public. In that context, a recently discovered incident, though not related to “Snowdrop” , continues to worsen BLINK’s image.
Specifically, on a DC Gallery page about litigation, there appeared a post titled “I think I got sued by a celebrity. I have some questions”. The original poster A shared a photo of the attendance request they received from Jisoo’s representative. In the request form, some malicious comments written by A were listed. A wrote: “When I got home, I saw some documents the police sent me. I’m not sure if I wrote those (comments) with my mobile IP or my home IP. If I say I didn’t do it at the investigation, can I be exempt from prosecution?”
It is not at all uncommon for Korean celebrities to take legal actions against malicious comments, and of course there have been people who were actually punished for spreading false information to defame artists. However, the reason why A’s lawsuit sparks controversy is because a netizen called B suspected their attendance request of being fake.
According to B, official documents of all kinds can only be sent by post or registered email. One will not send it on A4 paper nor should it be folded. Even the law’s name is inaccurate and the text formatting is inconsistent.
Moreover, many other netizens pointed out that A received an attendance request too quickly compared to the usual progress of lawsuits related to hateful comments targeting celebrities. Netizen C wrote, “Looking at Sung Si Kyung’s large-scale lawsuit, it took up to 2 years for the people involved (who left malicious comments) to receive a summon, but this person was summoned only 2 months after the lawsuit was announced? Such lawsuits usually take up to 6 months and if there is a delay, it can take up to 2 years for the parties involved to be summoned.”
This incident quickly became a hot topic on online forums in Korea. On Theqoo, the article discussing A’s lawsuit has received more than 115,000 views and more than 2,000 comments. Most netizens claim that they get goosebumps at the thought of BLACKPINK fans faking official documents and making up a bogus lawsuit to protect their idols.
- “Wow.. I’ve lived for so many years, I’ve been through so many things, but this is the first time I’ve seen a fandom make up a lawsuit…”
- Wow…. I’ve seen everything, they’re even going as far as faking lawsuits….. This f*cking hilarious….. Fangirling life is really doomedㅋㅋ
- Faking a lawsuit???? Isn’t this a crime???
- Goosebumps… Truly an one-of-a-kind fandom in history ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
- People who write malicious commenters targeting celebrities deserve to be sued, and I fully support suing such people. But I can’t believe this lawsuit was made up by fans ㅡㅡ Now that I look back, there’s no authority using that font for official documents
- Wow imagine faking a lawsuit for an idol. What an amazing fandom
- This is so fakeㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ It would be so hard to file a lawsuit this fast and you’re telling me they were able to sue someone who wrote, then deleted their comments and are able to even differentiate phone IP? I’ve fangirled on YG idols and they’ve never acted this quickly
- This is fabricated right? If this is really fake, you can really tell Jisoo’s fans have gone crazy
- There’s no need to argue about international fans, but the Korean fans of this group are just as weird. It’s true that like idols like fans~”
According to the Korean online community, if A really made up this lawsuit, he could be jailed for forging official documents. According to the provisions of Article 225 of the Korean Penal Code, forging official official documents can be punished by imprisonment for up to 10 years.