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What’s Happening with BLACKPINK’s Leaked-Picture Drama?

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There’s disparagement drama in K-pop world: In August, personal images of Jennie Kim — more typically called Jennieand a member of popular lady group BLACKPINK — presumably dripped online, consisting of pictures of Jennie with fellow K-pop star V (Kim Tae-hyung) of kid band BTS. While none of the dripped images were raunchy in nature, they nonetheless made waves on Twitter and Telegram, sustaining reports that the 2 were dating.

Under South Korea’s strict disparagement laws, people who publish defamatory or destructive chatter (even if stated chatter holds true) can be based on prosecution, consisting of fines and jail sentences. On Monday, BLACKPINK’s management business, YG Home entertainment, verified in a declaration that they were taking “all possible legal action” over the dripped material, which they declare led to “individual attacks” and “unwanted sexual advances” imposed at Jennie. per the BBC, YG submitted a suit versus the leakers in September and have actually asked authorities in South Korea to examine the event. “Pictures that were flowed online were unlawfully launched, no matter the objectives behind them and without the authorization of the specific included,” the business stated. signboard reports that Success Music, BTS’s management business, has actually likewise submitted a criminal grievance over the posts, declaring that they consist of “ill-intentioned reports” and “incorrect info.”

Here, whatever to learn about the picture leakage and the fallout:

While neither YG Home Entertainment nor Success Music have actually clearly verified which dripped posts they’re dealing with, numerous outlets hypothesize they’re describing pictures of Jennie and V having supper, taking a trip, and taking selfies together in matching Winnie-the-Pooh t-shirts. per the BBC, one leaker declared the images were initially published on a personal Instagram account, with either Jennie or V composing “You’re my partner” in the caption. One picture presumably includes a picture of Jennie in the bath, though her body is n’t revealed. Lots of fans have actually hypothesized the images are phonies or composites, owing to the reality that the stars’ faces are supposedly blurred or partly obscured.

In Monday’s declaration, YG states they at first avoided talking about the scenario however altered their minds following “the current mass production of reports, individual attacks, harassment, and intrusion of personal privacy” they state has actually been directed at Jennie considering that the leakage. In South Korea, where people preserve legal rights over their images, those who publish or repost dripped images can deal with prosecution; YG has actually alerted fans versus “indiscriminate sharing” of the images.

The BBC reports that 2 of the accounts connected with the leakages have actually supposedly been closed down, with YG asking fans not to even more disperse the images. One supposed leaker, who publishes under the name Gurumiharibo, rejects having actually gotten “any legal notification” from either management business and firmly insists that the images are genuine. “If someone wishes to sue me for disparagement and/or spreading out untruths, I will want to supply pertinent proof of my claims under the name of the law,” they supposedly stated in a declaration in an online chatroom today. Neither Jennie nor V has actually personally commented up until now.

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