A recent report by Korean news outlet Busan Report has gone viral!
An entertainment official had revealed during an interview with the news outlet that Sulli had a hard time adjusting and dealing with negative hateful comments and that she constantly asked her agency to provide support for her and take proper legal action against these commenters.
Its being reported that Sulli had told the agency through her manager but their response was passive.
Its worthy to note that last year, SM announced their plans to take strong legal action against malicious comments by netizens against Sulli, however, that didn’t go as well as fans had hoped to because they later released a comment addressing the difficulty of identifying such commenters,
“The malicious commenter’s IP address is registered overseas, so it is difficult to find and punish these criminals. The IP address was made temporarily just for the use of such comments, making it hard for us to catch them.”
The entertainment official goes on to explain that the situation would’ve likely turned out differently if they had been a bit more aggressive with their methods to find and punish those commenters as well as taking care of their artists’ mental health.
The entertainment official also added that the system needs to change so the agencies wouldn’t just focus on popular artists.
Sulli has long spoken about negative comments and how much they used to hurt her.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think SM should’ve been more active in pursuing those commenters?
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