Allegations and Controversy
ZEROBASEONE’s Kim Ji Woong is facing intense scrutiny and controversy following accusations of using offensive language during a Fan Video Call signing event. The incident has sparked a divided response among fans, with some expressing skepticism and others demanding a thorough investigation.
Video Evidence Emerges
The controversy erupted when an anonymous individual shared a video clip on X, formerly Twitter, showcasing what appeared to be a screen recording of a Fan Call with Kim Ji Woong. The purported incident occurred at the conclusion of the call when, after bidding farewell to the fan, an unidentified voice was heard uttering a curse word in Korean.
Second Video Surfaces, Raising Concerns
Adding fuel to the fire, a second video surfaced, this time capturing the initial moments of the call. The accuser claimed that Kim Ji Woong sighed and acted dismissively towards the fan, creating an uncomfortable atmosphere.
Agency’s Prompt Response and Investigation
Responding promptly to the allegations, WAKEONE Entertainment, the agency representing ZEROBASEONE, issued a statement the following day, denying the claims and asserting its commitment to uncovering the truth through objective means, including digital media forensics.
Fan Reactions and Divided Opinions
The incident has sparked a divided response among fans, with some expressing skepticism about the authenticity of the allegations and others demanding a thorough investigation to ascertain the truth behind the controversy.
Agency’s Legal Actions Against Rights Violations
In addition to addressing the fan call incident, WAKEONE Entertainment has also announced legal action against individuals violating ZEROBASEONE members’ rights. This includes trespassing on their dormitory premises and illegally obtaining and attempting to contact them.
Digital Forensics to Combat Misinformation
The agency is utilizing digital forensics to combat misinformation and fake edits circulating online, aiming to reveal the definitive truth behind the allegations.
Strong Legal Action Against Falsehoods and Malicious Comments
WAKEONE Entertainment has vowed to take strong legal action against those spreading falsehoods or writing malicious comments about their artists, emphasizing their commitment to protecting their artists and fans.
Conclusion: Ongoing Investigation and Agency’s Commitment
ZEROBASEONE’s agency is conducting a thorough investigation into the Alleged Cursing Incident during the Fan Video Call, while also taking legal measures to address rights violations and protect their artists. The outcome of the investigation will determine the next steps and any further actions taken by the agency.