"When you get off the New Jeans van, I'm going to give you one"... Shocked by the appearance of a knife stabbing notice
"When you get off the New Jeans van, I'm going to give you one"... Shocked by the appearance of a knife stabbing notice
Threats against the group New Genes have been published and are causing shock.

Recently, an article titled “I bought it to use when New Jeans holds a concert” was posted on an online community on the 24th.

The author of the post caused shock by posting a photo of himself holding a knife and writing, “If you get off the New Jeans van, I will give you one each.”

Fans who came across this shared the post and asked, “Please report it together,” and one fan actually reported it to Kookmin Newspaper and certified it.

Accordingly, the post has been deleted, but it has spread widely through various communities and SNS, making it impossible to collect.
"When you get off the New Jeans van, I'm going to give you one"... Shocked by the appearance of a knife stabbing notice
"When you get off the New Jeans van, I'm going to give you one"... Shocked by the appearance of a knife stabbing notice
In addition, experts believe that the photo of the knife attached to the post was stolen from a photo sold at an online shopping mall, so it is highly likely that the threat itself was a joke.

However, even if there is no intention to actually cause harm, the person who posted the above can be punished because the crime of intimidation is established if the target is identified.

New Jeans' agency Adore has publicly stated that it will take legal action against various malicious comments and malicious posts. In a notice on the 5th, "We are continuously monitoring various community sites to identify acts such as malicious comments, reverse viruses, malicious slander, insults, and defamation by spreading false information related to New Genes members. In particular, recently. “We are also aware of the increase in high-level malicious posts targeting New Genes using anonymity,” he said.

“We are preparing legal action, including civil and criminal lawsuits, and there will be no leniency or agreement in any case during this process,” he said. “We will use all means and methods to find posts on anonymous community sites that are normally difficult to detect.” “We plan to take legal action,” he emphasized.

Group Ive Jang Won-young also suffered from threats to her personal life, including death threats. Accordingly, Starship Entertainment, the agency, took immediate action by requesting the police to conduct a rapid investigation and protect Jang Won-young.

Meanwhile, New Jeans is staying in Japan to promote their Japanese debut. The debut fan meeting will be held at Tokyo Dome on the 26th and 27th.

Choi Ji-ye, Ten Asia Reporter wisdomart@tenasia.co.kr translated by google