Leave Ko Woo Rim and Kim Yuna alone you sad loser or you will be sued – Beat Entertainment releases statement

Anyone who knows me knows I have ZERO tolerance for crazy fans, people who spread rumours about celebrities online, or those who engage in attacks by perpetrating fake news about a celebrity they hate or even sometimes, weird as it may sound, like.

(Hence why, here at Leo Sigh, we check, check, check and double check before we post any celebrity news)

First, not only does engaging in this negative behavior damage the life and the emotional well-being of a celebrity that, let’s face it, you have likely never met and don’t even know, it also makes you look like a sad loser who needs to get a life.

Of course, here in the west, we have lunatic fans, people who love to spread rumours, and those who engage in perpetrating fake news against a celebrity just so they can make money on their (usually) poor quality YouTube channel/website.

But, in South Korea, apparently, some Korean fans and celebrity followers seem to take this idiocy to a completely different level.

So much so, the agencies of Korean celebrities often have to threaten or follow through on legal action just to get these lunatics to stop doing what they are doing.

Ko Woo Rim’s agency has ZERO tolerance for fake news spreaders

Case in point, the latest Korean agency to come out saying there will be ZERO tolerance against anyone who spreads fake news is Beat Interactive, the company who represents South Korean singer Ko Woo Rim.

Because Beat Interactive has, apparently, been dealing with fake rumours about Ko Woo Rim’s marriage to figure skating champion Kim Yuna for quite some time now.

A marriage that has only been in existence since October last year, and that is already being attacked by so-called “fans”/YouTubers/fake news perpetrators all over the Internet.

People who, for whatever reason, have decided they want Ko Woo Rim’s marriage to fail so have been spreading rumors of his divorce, marital problems etc online.

A divorce that isn’t happening, and marital problems he and Kim Yuna do not have.

In order to stop the fake rumours against Ko Woo Rim and Kim Yuna being spread any further then, Beat Entertainment has just announced legal action will be taken against anyone spreading them.

In an open letter released this week, here is what Ko Woo Rim’s agency has to say about the matter (via Naver):

Hello, this is Beat Interactive.

In order to protect the rights and interests of our artist Ko Woo Rim (Forstella), we plan to take a zero-tolerance legal response to ‘fake news’.

Recently, we confirmed that absurd ‘fake news’ about Ko Woo Rim was being uploaded and circulated online, and as a result of our continuous monitoring, we judged that fake news with content that crossed the line was being created.

We judged that eradicating fake news will prevent secondary damage to Ko Woo Rim, his family, and fans, and accordingly, we decided to take legal action via a zero-tolerance policy.

We will actively cooperate with further investigations.

In addition, we will take the lead in protecting the rights and interests of our artists by applying a zero-tolerance principle on all our response processes with no leniency or negotiations.

Furthermore, we promise that we will thoroughly respond to the violation of rights of all of our artists including sexual harassment, defamation, personal attacks, insults, spreading false information, malicious slander, and invasion of privacy.

We express our gratitude to fans who always send affectionate support and great love to Beat Interactive’s artists.

Beat Interactive will continue to do our best to ensure that the hearts of our artists and fans are not hurt due to malicious acts.

Thank you.

A statement and a threat no agency should ever have to take.

If there weren’t sad losers/lunatics/people wanting to make money on the Internet who seem to think trying to destroy someone else’s marriage for sport is the right thing to do.

And a statement that does not just cover Ko Woo Rim, but every artist Beat Interactive represents.


Photo: Kim Yuna’s Instagram account

Why spreading fake news and rumors is the worst thing you can do to any celebrity

Now, let’s face it, if you supposedly love the celebrity you follow, then why would you want to do anything to hurt them or destroy their lives?

Because, and maybe you think differently, but my parents always taught me you do everything you can to make the people you love happy.

Not spread rumours in an attempt to destroy them or to destroy someone they love.

After all, you would be devastated if you were married and a rumor spread online your relationship was in trouble, or you were getting a divorce, wouldn’t you?

So, why on earth, would you think doing that to someone else is the right thing to do?

Especially to someone you have never met, don’t know, and whose relationship with their wife/husband/significant other you have no insight into at all.

Sure, there are some losers with sad, sad lives who think, if they can only destroy the relationship of the celebrity they supposedly love, that celebrity’s relationship will collapse and then he/she will fall in love with them instead.

To that kind of thinking I can only say, stop living in a fantasy world as, in a million lifetimes, IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

But to others, who simply spread the rumours because that’s “what they heard” or because they want to make money from them, I can only say, if you want to be a decent person or even want a career as a journalist/YouTuber/webmaster, check every item of news carefully before you spread it.

And, if you are not sure if it is true or not, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT until you are.

In other words, if you care about Ko Woo Rim and/or his wife Kim Yuna, and have been spreading rumours about them and their marriage online, just stop.

If not, as Beat Interactive has announced, you will be investigated and, when found, you will be sued.

Finally, watch the short video of Ko Woo Rim and Kim Yuna during their wedding ceremonies and see just how much love they obviously have for each other.

Seriously, why would you want to destroy that?


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.