Fromis_9 Chaeyoung’s Tearful Livestream Sparks Criticism Aimed At Weverse

“Please, Weverse, do something.”

Netizens are criticizing Weverse for allegedly failing to protect idols using their platform amid controversy over fromis_9 Chaeyoung‘s tearful livestream.

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Earlier, we reported that fromis_9’s Chaeyoung was brought to tears during her latest livestream.

Fromis_9’s Chaeyoung Is Brought To Tears Due To Malicious Comments During Recent Livestream

On January 17, Chaeyoung held a livestream on Weverse’s streaming platform, during whichย one netizen started spewing disgusting comments at the idol and her fellow member Baek Jiheon. According to news reports, the netizen threw verbal assaults that were sexual in nature and even cursed at her parents.

Despite trying her hardest to ignore the comments, eventually, Chaeyoung was brought to tears and ended her livestream.

According to news reports, Weverse currently does not have a system in place to prevent netizens from writing malicious comments. According to the reports, comments need to be manually flagged after they are posted for them to be deleted.

News of this quickly went viral, with netizens demanding that the platform do more to protect the artists that use their platform.

Netizens have been so vocal thatย #๋„ˆํฌ๋„_๊ณต๋ฒ”์ด๋‹ค_์œ„๋ฒ„์Šค, which translates toย #Weverse_you_are_an_accomplice trended in Korea.

Netizens in online communities also expressed concerns and criticized the platform for its lack of preventative measures in place.

  • “I was so shocked. I heard (fromis_9) received these comments often.”
  • “Even Twitch has a way to ban users. Do (Weverse) not have it?”
  • “If you become a fan of an idol who has a lot of crazy fans… seriously, I feel like I’m going crazy, so I stop being their fan, but the crazy fans remain all the way until the end.”
  • “Users have been asking for years, but (Weverse) hasn’t improved at all. Instead, the level of comments is getting stronger. F@ck.”
  • “This issue hits close to home. My idol is also on Weverse, so please do something quickly.”
  • “Please, Weverse, do something.”
  • “Ban those writing malicious comments in real-time. I’m sure there is a manager next to idols when they livestream. Wouldn’t giving them the power to ban commenters fix it?”

Weverse is a popular livestream platform used by many idols to communicate with fans. The platform is a subsidiary of HYBE.ย Weverse has yet to comment on the matter.

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Source: theqoo