HYBE denies rumors linking BTS to religious group, chart manipulation

Powerhouse entertainment agency vows legal action against ‘malicious postings’

Amid intensifying internal disputes between HYBE and its subsidiary Ador, which manages the group NewJeans, rumors are spreading online alleging that HYBE is linked to a pseudo-religious organization and has been involved in past illegal music chart manipulation related to BTS.

HYBE responded to those allegations, Sunday, stating that the suspicions being raised are “completely unfounded.” The company vowed to pursue strong legal action against any violation of their artists’ rights.

Bighit Music, under HYBE, announced through the fan community platform Weverse: “It has come to our attention that organizational efforts aimed at tarnishing and slandering our artists have escalated in recent weeks.”

It said the company views these actions as “severe violation of the artists’ rights and will respond decisively, engaging with a law firm” to reinforce its existing legal measures.

“We are collecting evidence of malicious postings through real-time monitoring as we speak,” it said. “We will maintain a zero-tolerance policy and pursue this matter rigorously, without leniency or settlements.”

original post: https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2024/04/398_373665.html

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