Following Taeyeon‘s announcement that she would be taking legal action against malicious commenters, netizens have mobilized to collect a staggering amount of evidence.
With the help of fans, the Girls’ Generation leader and management company SM Entertainment have been collecting materials, like screenshots of comments and pictures from social media, online community, and portal sites, as evidence for her lawsuit.
One fan took the initiative of setting up an email account that netizens could send materials to. On July 22, Taeyeon fan account @flying_petals provided the following progress update, “If you must [send materials], I would be grateful if you sent it all in one .zip file. I’m behind on looking through [the materials], but I am organizing the relevant files one by one,” the tweet reads.
Also included in the tweet is a screenshot that reveals that a staggering 1.42 GB of evidence has been gathered via the fan email account.
Meanwhile, since Taeyeon’s announcement, fans have expressed their support of her decision to take legal action while some malicious commenters have attempted to apologize for and retract their statements.