While fans continue to grow more anxious about the threats made against BTS‘s Jimin, the group’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, responded with an official statement claiming everything is under control.
When an anonymous user posted a threat to attack Jimin during BTS’s concert in Fort Worth, Texas scheduled in September, the city and its law enforcement authorities began investigating the case.
We are aware of this threat and it is currently being investigated/looked into by our Intel unit.
— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) May 10, 2018
To this, Big Hit Entertainment explained the agency is also aware of what is going on.
“The agency is aware of the death threat made against Jimin. Regardless, the agency is focused on providing all necessary means to guarantee the members’ and fans’ safety and will respond accordingly to any actions that threaten that.” — Big Hit Entertainment
The agency also stated, as this is not the first time Jimin has been threatened during his visit to the United States, that it is prepared for any situation.
“In the past, we have prepared thoroughly against the threat to attack Jimin. Nothing happened and everything went okay. We will continue to be vigilant and prepared.” — Big Hit Entertainment
With the Fort Worth Police investigating and the agency promising to keep safety a first priority, fans are trying to remain calm and indifferent to the threat so they can avoid causing panic and becoming entertaining to the threatener.
This is incorrect. The whole point of their behaviour is to cause panic – the bigger the audience, the more widespread the panic. We're doing their job for them by spreading the word.
If the perpetrator is found and charged THAT is worth publicising and will act as a deterrant.
— ̵̶̝̞̃̀͋̆̑͠SD 🌙 (@shedrawsthings) May 11, 2018
Yes, please. We don't want the screenshot to blow up, it could reach Jimin and spread a lot of panic in the fandom. We have an official statement, the authorities are informed. Please consider taking it down.https://t.co/KkfxYHCvZ1
— 안디💧 (@mygspirit) May 10, 2018
BTS will perform in Fort Worth, TX on September 15th and 16th as a part of the BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF’.