Online anonymity can be a powerful tool, it gives people whom are afraid to express their opinions in public
Online anonymity can be, a powerful tool, it gives people whom are afraid to express their opinions in public the chance to share their views with an anonymous ID, in the internet.
Unfortunately, however many individuals use this power of anonymity, to attack people. they’ve never met before particularly, those in the entertainment industry.
Cyberbullying, or cyber harassment is a form of using electronic. means to spread miss information, or hate speech. Online bullying has become increasingly common. especially among teenagers and it is expanding while the technology has advanced.
Japan and South Korea two countries leading internet technology superpower, and has the highest rate of suicide among teenagers more specifically celebrities.
“It’s rather simple with physical violence, as the victim can go see a doctor, but with cyber violence. there is no cure” says Jeon min-su a cyber crime investigator with the seoul metropolis agency.
k-pop singerKoo Hara was found dead in her home on a sunday and the police found a handwriten note despairing about her life, she had been subjected to vicious attacks online about her relationship with men local media said .
Koo had spoken out against cyber bullying, she was found unconscious at her home in may and hospitalized, and month after the incident she said she was suffering from depression and vowed to fight abuse online comments .
Koo was friend with K-pop star Sulli, who was found dead in october 2019… who has also outspoken against cyberattacks.
Earlier 2020 other Korean celebrities took their lives such as Cha In haa a former korean actor and many others
The korean pop music world is popular across asia but has a dark underbelly, further more in Japan 3 famous figures decided recently from ongoing abuse in the country by cyber bullying.
On may 22 Hana Kimura a professional wrestler and member of the famous Japanese reality show. “Terrace house”, revealed that she had been receiving nearly 100 frank opinions every day. She added that she couldn’t deny how hurr she was. and that she didn’t want to be a ” human anymore”, in final post, on Instagram she shared a picture of herself and her cat with the words ” I love you have a long happy life I’m sorry”, the following day came the tragic news that the 22 years old TV star has passed away. all the proofs made it behavior that she took her own life. viewers of the show who disagreed with her called her ” Gorilla” and “Please disappear “, so on her comments section she replied “if I do will people love me” ? .
both south korea and Japan are taking legal actions on the cyber murder case taking it more further to strict laws and tracking tools in order to put the necessary procedures to those senders.
it’s time to initiate fundamental change before cyber murder take over innocents lives.