On May 17th, SM Entertainment announced that they have taken legal action against the netizens who had published and disseminated false rumors about EXO's Chanyeol's private life.
Soompi quoted the statement from the agency, "We sued those who spread false rumors about Chanyeol, and as far as we know, the police have identified those who were accused and forwarded them to the prosecution with a recommendation for indictment. This is just one of the cases of infringement on our artists' rights, which the agency is consistently taking legal action for. We are taking legal action against the spread of false rumors, insult, and more regarding our artists, including Chanyeol"
In October of 2020, Chanyeol was ensnared in a controversy after various unsubstantiated rumors about his private life were posted on an online community.
Chanyeol alluded to the controversy in a letter to his fans in which he expressed his sincere apology for keeping them worried.
Fans welcomed the legal action taken by SM Entertainment and trended #ApologizeToChanyeol hashtag.
Truth always wins!
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