Recently, an anonymous netizen posted in one of the many Korean online discussion boards asking for their fellow netizens’ help. The reason? This particular K-Netizen was allegedly served with a legal proceeding notice—they claimed that they were being sued because of BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo.
They shared that they were “being sued because of a celebrity” and was requesting assistance from their fellow online community users. Netizen A provided picture proof of the legal document while making claims that they were being sued because of BLACKPINK’s Jisoo and the malicious comments they made about the girl group member.
Following the picture proof, netizen A provided extra details about the situation.
When I came home, I received a legal document from the police. I’m not sure if they used a telecommunication company’s IP or my home’s IP, but I think they used the telecommunication company’s IP.
If I say I didn’t do anything during the investigation, will the prosecution be halted? I’m a first-time offender so if there is a fine, how much should I expect to pay?
— Anonymous netizen A
And while at first, this all sounded legitimate, it didn’t take long for other netizens to call out the original poster on their lies. According to netizen B, official legal documents—such as the one netizen A claimed to have—is only “sent by the post office or through registered mail. They do not send regular A4 paper folded in half.” This raised suspicions, but netizen B was not done with netizen A.
Netizen B continued to call out netizen A’s lies, as they shared that the name of the law was also “incorrect on the documentation” while stating that the formatting of the alleged document was inconsistent with real legal forms. Following their findings, netizen B asked for picture proof of “the envelope from the court”—which is when netizen A deleted the entire post.
So why is this situation problematic? Firstly, forging legal documents is illegal in South Korea. According to the nation’s Criminal Act, “falsifying official documents can be punishable by up to 10 years in prison.”
Secondly, this entire situation was seemingly created to make it seem like BLACKPINK’s Jisoo would be taking legal action against her haters. The girl group member has been receiving backlash from the nation for her appearance in Snowdrop, so news of her suing a malicious commenter would have most likely lessened future hate comments she could receive in the future.
While the BLACKPINK fan made the legal notice in an effort to protect Jisoo, the news of the forgery did the exact opposite. Upon hearing the news, netizens unleashed their ruthless criticisms towards the BLACKPINK fandom.
- “Wow, they even forged legal documents???”
- “I thought that it was too early for that to go through.”
- “We will never be able to forget this disgusting, disgusting fandom. This fandom has no thoughts, no consciouses, and no guilt.”
- “It’s a forgery? Why are they like that.”
- “I really thought it was real malicious comments, but found out it was a forgery???? They wrote malicious comments about their artist and went that far. Why are they like that.”
- “Wow, they’re the worst fandom ㅋㅋㅋ seriously, they’re doing the same sh*t as the ilbe community.”
There are no words for this bizarre situation.
In related news, Snowdrop has been continuing to receive backlash from the public due to numerous allegations of historical distortion claims—which you can read more about here: