The fan who allegedly sent death threats to APINK has explained his motivations behind it.
Yesterday (Thursday, 15th June), the man contacted South Korea news site OSEN to address the issue. According to him, he did not threatened to kill them because Plan A Entertainment wanted to sue him for malicious comments.
In talking about the issue, he clarified that he called the company twice and never disturbed the company excessively. The reason he called was to complain about APINK being sent on blind dates with rookie actors on a reality show.
He elaborated, “As a fan of APINK for 6 years, I spent a lot of time and money on APINK. To see APINK on blind dates with not even actors, but actor trainees, I felt betrayed. I called their agency to complain, but they gave a vague answer saying they didn’t know, which made me angry. So I called the police with the death threat.”
He also said that he has no plans to turn himself in as he never thought of actually harming the group members.
Despite that, Plan A Entertainment has confirmed that they will be taking action against the perpetrator to discourage any similar cases in the future.
The label explained that at 7.40pm on 14th June (Wednesday), police were dispatched to the headquarters as they received a call saying, “I will go to APINK’s agency’s headquarters on 14th June at 9pm and kill the members with a knife.” However, the culprit did not show up even after 10pm and the members returned to their dorms then.
The members of the girl group are also refraining from leaving their dorms and are being accompanied by their managers to ensure their safety.
Member Hayoung also took to Twitter to reassure fans that the group members are okay.
Her message read, “Our Pandas, family members, and company staff worried a lot because of the unfortunate incident last night. We were shocked and also felt anxious when we first found out, but we were also upset when we found out why it happened and what the situation was. But we thought that our Pandas would be worrying more than us, so that is what actually worried us more. We are preparing hard for our comeback and practicing and being careful, so don’t worry! I hope it all gets settled soon so our Pandas can also be at ease!”
Meanwhile, APINK is set to make their comeback on 26th June and has released their track list for “Pink UP”.