Korea Singers Association Demands That Naver Discontinue Comments And For Government To Take Action
The Korea Singers Association (hereafter KSA), an organization founded in 1957 to establish bonds and protect the rights of singers, released a statement on November 29 following the passing of Goo Hara.
The statement begins, “Beyond misery, all members of KSA cannot contain our anger as we face the harsh reality of having to say goodbye to Goo Hara even before we dry our tears from sending away Sulli.”
The organization then called for the following measures to take place:
– Portal site Naver should immediately discontinue the service of comments on entertainment articles.
– The National Assembly should prepare legislation to encourage production of truthful articles and for the punishment of sensational and malicious articles that induce malicious comments.
– The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism should establish and enforce realistic measures to protect singers of popular music, who are national assets.
KSA concludes, “Finally, while also seeking measures of protection, we will track down the malicious crowds who harm the well-being of the popular music industry and place them under the trial of the law, and we declare that we will take action using all possible ways and measures until our requests are fulfilled.”
Following Sulli’s passing last month, Kakao already discontinued the comment section on its portal site Daum.