Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS) released a statement after receiving tremendous criticism from the netizens.
It can be recalled that KMJS went viral on social media after some netizens claimed that the story they featured about a K-Pop fan who took P2-M from her family to buy merchandise was not real.
According to some netizens, there’s a possibility that Bea made up a story so they could promote their online business that is also related to K-Pop merch.
Some netizens also accused the family of Bea of being connected to the KMJS team.
Others also criticized KMJS and blamed them for alleged cases of the merchandise being targeted by bad elements because of its expensive price.
In a statement, KMJS addressed the netizens, blaming them for giving a bad impression of K-Pop merchandise, saying that they only meant to educate the people and to give a warning to everyone.
They also said that they were planning legal action against people who criticizing their staff who wrote the story about Bea.
“Nakikusap ang pamiyla ni “Bea” na tigilan na ang pang-aatake sa kanila online at pagbubunyag ng kanilang pagkakakilanlan. Lumapit sila sa KMJS para matulungang mabawi ang perang pinaghirapan nila.” the KMJS team statement reads.
“Samantala ay kinokondena naman ng pamunuan ang trolling ng ilang netizens sa aming staff na gumawa ng ulat tungkol kay “Bea”. Nakikipag-ugnayan narin ang KMJS sa aming Legal Team para sa susunod na hakbang.
“Tulad ng ibang mga kuwentong itinampok ng KMJS, ginawa namin ang istorya ni “Bea” hindi para manghusga, pero para magsilbing aral at babala.”
The statement from KMJS received more criticism from the netizens for not admitting their mistakes.
“At least post a statement na not all PCs are worth 50K. make a segment about collecting kpop merch and photocards to redeem yourself kahit yun nalang. We want our community to be safe again and free of the judgement na “nakaw yan.” We want accountability!” netizen Nikkie said.
“Bat parang kasalanan pa namin? the episode and “story” put so much lives at risk! most kpop stans pa naman are GIRLS. we already don’t feel safe daily, what more now? ang lala ha,” netizen Hanie commented.
“I’m beyond disappointed that this statement comes from a show that is hosted by an award-winning journalist and i hope good researchers like, of all people, you should know that the system right here, specifically the police, would not take this case or matter seriously.” netizen Leo stated.