‘Threat of stabbing’ New Jeans: “We are preparing strengthened safety measures with Japanese performers"
‘Threat of stabbing’ New Jeans: “We are preparing strengthened safety measures with Japanese performers"
While the group New Jeans received threats of stabbing, the agency announced that it is preparing safety measures and is actively cooperating with the domestic police investigation.

On the 25th, a Hive official told Ten Asia regarding New Genes' stabbing threat, "Currently, our company is preparing strengthened safety measures with a Japanese performance agency. At the same time, the police are investigating in Korea, and our company is actively cooperating with the investigation." “He said. He emphasized, "We are doing everything possible to ensure that our artists can carry out their activities safely."

Previously, on the 24th, an article titled “I bought it to use when New Jeans holds a concert” was posted on an online community. The author of the post caused shock by posting a picture of a knife and writing, “When you get off the New Jeans van, we 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. As a police report has been received, Korean police are investigating the case, and Hive is also actively cooperating.

Although the post has now been deleted, it has spread widely through various communities and social media. 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, because it is important to prepare for such threats in case of emergency, Hive is preparing strengthened safety measures in consultation with local performance agencies to protect the personal safety of members currently staying in Japan.

It appears that the author of the post that threatened to stab will not be able to avoid punishment. Even if there is no intention to actually cause harm, if the target is identified, the crime of intimidation is established, so the person who posted the above can be punished if the identity of the person is identified.

Ive Jang Won-young also suffered from a blackmailer who threatened her 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.
‘Threat of stabbing’ New Jeans: “We are preparing strengthened safety measures with Japanese performers"
‘Threat of stabbing’ New Jeans: “We are preparing strengthened safety measures with Japanese performers"
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