Actually, I'm quite happy to see them taking such a strong stance. Whether the rumors favor him or put him in a bad light, they are rumors and need to stop. He is in an industry where he has to control his image, and having outsiders making up random stuff either way is never a good thing. Like Brave Ent. says, he is WAY too young to have to handle these matters on his own. ...if I was part of the management, I would bar them from any type of personal social media at all until the program was complete... If you need to post stuff for the fans, hand the job over to a professional group that's able to monitor the quality until everything is free and clear...too many scandals not to take complete control over the situation, I don't care what the scandals or rumors are about:
“Produce 101 Season 2” contestant Samuel Kim is taking stern action against malicious commenters.
On May 24, a source from his agency Brave Entertainment stated, “We believe that it is very difficult for a 16-year-old to endure the spreading of false information and attacks on his character by himself. So we will be filing a complaint against malicious commenters for the cyber crime of defamation and slander in accordance with the Promotion of Information and Communications Network Utilization and Information Protection Act.”
The source continued, saying, “We are gathering a considerable number of evidence through fans who have been monitoring malicious comments and posts, and we will aggressively take measures to ensure that there is no additional damage done to our artists. Because Samuel Kim is still a minor, we will be acting as his guardian to protect him from malicious comments. We ask everyone to give him more love and support in the future.”