On 2nd July, a user on an online community with hate filled content and far – right political views has threatened to hurt TWICE for promoting in Japan.
The post reads:
“TWICE decided to abandon our country because they’re making so much money in Japan.”
The user also uploaded photos of TWICE’s Japanese fans and posted:
“Yeah sure, money’s great, money’s the best. You guys can abandon Korea but you better not return ever again. I’ll be waiting at the airport with 10 litres of hydrochloric acid [if you try to return].”
Since then the post has been deleted. On 3rd June, TWICE’s agency, JYP Entertainment gave an official statement.
“We have arranged for security forces to be present when TWICE members return to Korea. We will verify the identity of the individual who wrote the post through that person’s IP address. Following that we will sue the individual and take firm legal action.”