SM Entertainment revealed that Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and EXO’s Chanyeol were both targeted with rampant malicious comments online.
They have launched an investigation to warn those responsible of defamation and insulting of their artist with legal action.
Although they have not specifically addressed which rumor has caught their attention, they have provided an e-mail address so fans can post information about malicious posts and comments.
Check out the full statement below.
“Hi. This is SM Entertainment.
Thanks to the feedback of many fans, we are now taking legal action against various illegal activities such as defamation and insulting of our artists, investigations and related procedures are ongoing.
As a result of the complaint filed by the Company, a criminal case were confirmation to those responsible for defamation and malicious comments against Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and EXO’s Chanyeol.
We are also still investigating illegal activities related to other artists. We will continue to monitor and actively take legal action to protect our artists
Thank you for your continued interest.
How to report malicious posts and comments:
Title: [Artist Name]
Contents: 1. Contents:
2. Post URL:
3. Post Author (ID etc.):
4. Post IP Address :
5. Post content:”
— SM Entertainment