Kim Dong Hee’s Agency Denies School Violence Rumors + Announces Plans To Take Legal Action
Kim Dong Hee’s agency has denied rumors of the actor being a perpetrator of school violence.
On February 21, an anonymous person uploaded a post on an online community titled “Actor Kim Dong Hee born in 1999 was a school violence perpetrator.” The post states, “I really hate seeing him proudly having a career as a celebrity and receiving love from people when his daily life involved hitting and bullying people.” The writer of the online post also included testimonies from people who graduated from the same school and added Kim Dong Hee’s graduation picture as evidence.
Another netizen said, “Kim Dong Hee hung an E-cigarette around his neck or kept it in the pocket of his school uniform, and he smoked inside the classroom.” They added, “He slapped the face of a fellow student who has a disability by playing games to their disadvantage, and he made people who were pushovers massage him.”
On February 22, Kim Dong Hee’s agency, NPIO Entertainment released the following official statement denying the rumors:
Hello, this is NPIO Entertainment.
We’re revealing the results that we checked about the post that is being spread online regarding Kim Dong Hee.
This post was first published in 2018, and after the agency checked the truth at the time with the actor himself and school representatives, we confirmed that there were no incidents involving school violence.
Afterwards, the writer who claimed to be a third party and not the victim deleted the post they uploaded, and we didn’t take any further legal action.
Despite all of that, they published the same false information three years later.
Regarding this, the agency plans on taking legal action for the corresponding issue.
Furthermore, we’ll do our best so our agency’s actor doesn’t get unfairly harmed by information that isn’t true.
After rising to fame through the web drama “A-TEEN 2” and JTBC’s “SKY Castle,” Kim Dong Hee starred in JTBC’s “Itaewon Class” and the Netflix original “Extracurricular.”