For those who are unaware, Ilbe is an online community that comprises of users with far-right political views who frequently post hate-filled content. Yesterday saw a Ilbe user from the community send a death threat to TWICE's Mina, writing “If you don’t slap your boyfriend and rip apart his mouth I am going to come kill you” and posting a disturbing picture alongside the message.
The post was quickly deleted, but screenshots of the post have been making their way throughout various online communities. The Ilbe user subsequently posted up an apology letter to Mina and TWICE's fans, writing that “[They] wrote the post without considering that it would be a threat to the person directly involved and cause fear. [They] would like to ask for forgiveness as [they] pathetically apologize to Mina and TWICE’s fans after belatedly realizing that this resulted in great shock.”
In response to the threatening message, JYP Entertainment have issued out an official response stating that the company intends to take legal action against the offending Ilbe user.
Here's JYP's official statement in full:
“Hello, this is JYP Entertainment.
After discussing with our legal team the post made on May 13 by an Ilbe user which contained a death threat against TWICE’s Mina, we relay that we will be filing civil and criminal suits. There will be no leniency. Also, we will be taking a strong stance against similar incidents in the future with the help of all aspects of legal action possible.”
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