TWICE's agency JYP Entertainment has responded to the acid attack row. In an official statement, the agency said, "We have deployed security personnel at the airport when TWICE arrives in Korea, and we will take firm legal action, such as filing a complaint after identifying the identity of the person who posted the article, through IP tracking."
A couple of days back, an Ilbe user threatened to attack TWICE member with hydrochloric acid for promoting their songs in Japan. The user's post stated, "TWICE has abandoned our country and is earning a lot of money in Japan. I do not want them to come back to Korea. I will be waiting with 10 litres of hydrochloric acid at the airport."
According to Soompi, Ilbe is an online community with far-right political views and hate-filled content. However, the post was soon taken down. On June 28, the girls made their Japanese debut with #TWICE—a mix of their hit songs. Soon after the launch, the album was 'placed second on Oricon Daily Album Chart (The Japanese equivalent to the Billboard charts in the US). The girls also received a special honour with the title of their hit album TT lightened up on the Tokyo Towers last week. The group is composed of nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu.
Earlier in June, an anonymous group threatened to murder TWICE for debuting in Japan. Last week, the Seoul's Metropolitan Police evacuated nearly 150 fans from the KBS Music Bank building following a bomb threat at the Music Bank where A Pink was scheduled to pre-record for their show. However, police were unable to find any explosives. Earlier in April, an anonymous person threatened to kill A Pink members. The rise of such issues has raised concern regarding the security for idols and actors.