Block B has issued a warning that they are ready to take legal action against online commenters spreading malicious rumors about the group.
“We will be taking legal action against the spread of false information + harassment,” said a Block B representative in an official statement.
But the warning did not go over well to Korean fans who believe that Block B’s aggressive stance against critics is hard to take seriously when the group has gotten itself involved in multiple controversies.
“They’re so lenient with their own mistakes but go hard when it comes to the mistakes of others,” “Their Thai scandal, fans stepping all over books to take pictures of them at a book store fan signing, saying they hate rice pizza at a ‘rice love’ event, wearing Japanese at a national liberation day event… just to name a few. Don’t sue me, I’m scared,” said fans in response to the lawsuit threats, reports Netizenbuzz .
Still, despite the seeming backlash and anti-fan sentiment, Block B continues to gather a strong following. The group is preparing to embark on their 2015 US tour this November. Individual members are also impressing industry bigwigs, such as rapper Zico wowing YG founder Yang Hyun Suk on the rap reality competition Show Me the Money and being asked to meet with the executive.
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