On Tuesday (13th June), a netizen took to Ilbe (a popular Korean online community) to post a death threat against TWICE’s Mina.
Titled “I have a knife against Mina”, the post contains a photo of a large kitchen knife positioned near the user’s wrist. “If you don’t slap your boyfriend and rip his mouth, I am going to come and kill you,” wrote the netizen.
The original post was deleted and the Ilbe user apologised with a handwritten letter. “I wrote the post without considering that it would be a threat to the person directly involved and cause fear,” wrote the netizen. “I would like to ask for forgiveness as I pathetically apologise to Mina and TWICE’s fans after belatedly realising that this resulted in great shock.”
However, Mina’s label – JYP Entertainment – will still take legal action against the Ilbe user. In a statement, the company said, “After discussing with our legal team the post made by an Ilbe user which contained a death threat against TWICE’s Mina, we relay that we will be filing civil and criminal suits. There will be no leniency. Also, we will be taking a strong stance against similar incidents in the future with the help of all aspects of legal action possible.”
TWICE recently released “Signal” and the song earned 4 triple crowns on “Inkigayo”, making them the first girl group to do so.