If you haven’t heard yet, YGE has announced that they will be taking legal action (finally) against hate comments and articles against any YGE artist. They want fans to send them any kind of malicious postings and comments and people bullying YGE artists to the following email: email@example.com
Please do not spam the email with comments about a certain group being a flop or anything similar (while that is hate it isn’t severe enough to take any action and you’re just going to be filling up their inbox with unnecessary stuff). The evidence should be sent as an image or a pdf. It can be a website, nickname, ID, or IP address.
Okay this is going to be LONG. Tablo’s scandal is the most stupid and ridiculous one to exist and a great example about how false netizen facts and jealousy can almost ruin someone’s life.
This happened before he was at YG. Tablo went to Stanford and graduated with a BA/MA in an accelerated time (almost half) thanks to extra classes AP credit etc. Some idiotic netizens didn’t believe that he was capable of doing that and there was a scandal going on in Korea during that time about fake degrees for celebs and business people. It ended up blowing up after some netizen said that his transcripts had “inconsistencies”. Tablo posted official transcripts, got letter from his professor, classmate testimonials but the public even refused to believe him and an anti-fancafe of almost 100K people began harassing him and his family.
He finally ended up having a DOCUMENTARY called “Tablo goes to Stanford” where he went in person to Stanford with a film crew and Stanford stood by him. Yet, the fancafe GAINED people and netizens kept their witch hunt going. Tablo left his agency so they wouldn’t get hurt.
Anyway, police finally confirmed a few months later that yes he had graduated from Stanford and with the help of Interpol (yes the big guns) found that the original netizen who started the rumor was an asshole from Chicago who couldn’t believe that Tablo did a 5 year program in under 5 years. A bunch of other people were convicted and sent to jail and Naver shut the cafe down.
YG eventually went ahead a bit later and signed Tablo and eventually all of EPIK HIGH despite the public not liking him and they slayed their comeback with amazing music and he gained lots of love again from his appearance on Superman with Haru ?
Basically it’s a great (and crappy) example of what a witch hunt can do just because someone is jealous. So watch your words online and be careful and kind…..celebs are just normal people.