Block B’s Park Kyung has been fined for the tweet he sent out last year.
In November of 2019, Park Kyung wrote this to his twitter account,
“I want to do sajaegi like Vibe, like Song Ha Ye, like Lim Jae Hyun, like Jeon Sang Keun, like Jang Deok Cheol, and like Hwang In Wook ^^;;.”
Sajaegi refers to the manipulation of sales numbers through the artist’s agency; they use tactics such as bulk-buying or streaming. After his tweet went viral, all the artists mentioned in the tweet announced they will be suing him for defamation. Soon, other big figures backed Park Kyung (without mentioning names) regarding the issue.
Park Kyung didn’t back down and continued to spread information about this issue with the Korean music industry. He even delayed his military enlistment so he could participate in the investigation. However, he’s lost the case and was fined 5 million won (approximately $4,200) and was indicted with violating the Act on Promotion of Information and Communication Network Utilization and Information Protection (i.e. defamation) on September 11.
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