Hani’s agency firmly expressed their position on the postings that threaten the artist’s safety.
On Oct. 15, Hani’s agency Sublime Artist Agency released their official statement through their Instagram account.
“Hello, this is Sublime Artist Agency (SAA).
Recently, a number of postings threatening the personal safety of our artist Ahn Hee Yeon (Hani) have been found online. To protect our artist, we are taking these measures.
– We have contacted the police to discuss more appropriate countermeasures and are discussing possible legal actions with our designated law firm.
– We have informed the system operators of the overseas sites where the posts were uploaded and are requesting them to delete the posts and take necessary actions against the publisher.
– We have reported the account that is continuously posting hateful images and tagging our artist and keep reporting on new accounts so that they can be suspended.
We will continue to take prompt and stern measures to protect our artists.”
It is said that a person kept posting bloody or sickening pictures and tagging Hani on those pictures.