With the recent news of Goo Hara’s passing, people are voicing their opinions about strengthening regulations for malicious comments.
Song Sung Min, who is the director of the Entertainment Management Association, stated during an interview, “The sexual harassment and malicious comments on female celebrities is very serious.”
Song continued, “It is difficult to find a way to regulate the malicious comments because the internet real-name system has been deemed unconstitutional.”
The system needs to be strengthened through realistic measures such as keyword prevention that does not expose abusive or sexual harassment.
— Song Sung Min, director of Entertainment Management Association
Goo Hara received an overwhelming amount of malicious comments in regards to her ex-boyfriend’s assault as well as her ptosis surgery.
Goo Hara previously tried to take her life this past May. She was taken directly to the hospital, where she regained consciousness.
According to the Gangnam Police Department, she was discovered dead in her Cheongdam-dong house around 6pm KST today. Currently, they are investigating for more details and have not released any further updates.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had self-harming thoughts, do not hesitate to reach out to your local confidential support for people in distress or to call the Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress as well as prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Call 1-800-273-8255 for help.