On Twitter, MIDZY trends #ApologizeToLia to show their concern for what happened recently. It was all started in February this year, and it seems to be still a long way for ITZY Lia.
MIDZY Trends #ApologizeToLia, What Actually Happened?
What Happened to ITZY Lia?
Well, to explain why #ApologizeToLia is trending and what happened to ITZY Lia, it is quite a long story.
A girl accused a female Kpop idol born in 2000 and had a straight shoulder as a perpetrator.
Earlier on February 24, there was an upload in an online forum claiming to be a victim of school violence perpetrated by ‘a female idol who was born in 2000 and has a straight shoulder.’ Although the description can be any female Kpop idol, the explanation of the writer (hereafter referred to as ‘A’) seems to be pointing at ITZY Lia.
A said that the female idol had borrowed money from A’s classmate (hereafter referred to as ‘B’) and didn’t return the money. Another case ‘A’ wrote on the forum was about the perpetrator’s classmate (hereafter referred to as ‘C’). ‘A’ stated that the female idol made ‘C’ an outcast and made her break up with her boyfriend.
Regarding the matter, JYP has issued an official statement.
Hello. This is JYP Entertainment.
We share our position regarding the online post that is causing speculations about our artist Lia.
This is a case in which we sued the writer of the post last year for defamation by spreading false rumors. We inform you that the investigation on this case is ongoing and that we are awaiting the results according to formal legal procedures.
This matter is entirely false, and we relay our plans to push further charges regarding the matter and take strong legal action against any deeds that defame our artists and cause disruption to their promotions through such things as malicious comments and spreading false rumors.
As soon as ‘A’ uploaded the post, JYP Entertainment had sued her for defamation. Therefore, the investigation was started and still going on.
‘A’ was cleared of her defamation charges.
Nevertheless, on June 13, Incheon Yeonsu Police Station stated that ‘A’ was cleared of her defamation charges. After a lengthy investigation, police decided that the post was not aimed to slander Lia. Instead, it was only an expression of the things’ A’ experienced.
A source from the police revealed, “Overall, considering the circumstances surrounding how A uploaded the post on an online community as well as the contents of the post, it was judged that the suspicions of defamation were not valid.”
JYP Entertainment response
In response to the investigation result, JYP Entertainment stated, “We have seen the outcome through press reports and are figuring out the progress of the situation. However, it is difficult to accept the outcome as is. We will decide our response once we have figured out the progress more thoroughly.”
MIDZY gave various responses regarding this matter. Although Lia has been accused of a school violence perpetrator, which has not been proven yet, and the person who tried to defame Lia was cleared of the charges, MIDZY always stays by Lia’s side. They even started to trend #ApologizeToLia on Twitter to show their concern on what happened.
not a twice related ,, but as a fan of itzy ,, lia does not deserve all the hate that she’s been receiving since their debut until now. we have to protect her at all cost . itzy wouldn’t be itzy without lia .#ApologizeToLia pic.twitter.com/NMzsWCodJG— twiceuuu 🌈 (@champagnetofuu) June 15, 2021
You’re one of the kindest and sweetest human on this earth. You deserve all the good things this world has to offer. Midzys are proud of you and we’re here to support you through the good and the bad. Never lose your smile💛.#APOLOGIZETOLIA pic.twitter.com/pf2URVQjHQ— 𝗟𝗮𝗹𝗮🌸 (@justliatingz) June 15, 2021
she deserves a million apologies since her debut and she also deserves billions of love even infinite, the world is too bad for a good person like her 🙁— f (@talenthytten) June 15, 2021
WE LOVE YOU LIA#ApologizeToLia pic.twitter.com/hLZSRi31ZP
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