JIMIN a member of K-Pop band BTS has received a death threat, with Fort Worth (Texas) police currently investigating this threat. The threat states that JIMIN will be shot at BTS’ Fort Worth concert scheduled for September. Here are the exact words:
‘I’m going to shoot Park Jimin with a Glock 19 in Fort Worth on September 16 while he signs Serendipity. It’s going to be fun seeing his lifeless body hit the floor [sic],’
‘He’s been alive way too long and always getting in the way. Why I’m telling you this? Because nothing can happen to me on cc, ask the armys getting racist ccs for being n****s.’
This to me is quite alarming and I hope the person who made the threat is found and incarcerated. I am not going to speculate but I do wonder if there is a racial element attached to this threat.
The threat was posted anonymously on a website and Fort Worth police have confirmed that it is a real threat and that they plan to get to the bottom of it. The Metro UK continues this story:
A BTS fan with the username @TaehyungsBabe95 saw the post and tagged the Visit Fort Worth and Big Hit Entertainment Twitter accounts to call their attention about the threat against Jimin. ‘Hello @VisitFortWorth will you be so kind to forward this threat to BTS on your venue to the proper Convention Center authorities so they will tighten their security?any threat should be considered serious due to the past experiences in other venues @BigHitEnt,’ the fan said on 10 May. Visit Fort Worth responded by replying, ‘Thanks for bringing this to our attention! We will share with the venue and @fortworthpd. Always report any threats to local law enforcement as they provide security for major events like this. Thanks!’
Fort Worth police then confirmed they were investigating the threat, tweeting: ‘We are aware of the threat made to the BTS concert (in Sept) and it is currently being investigated/looked into.’ BTS will hold their Love Yourself World Tour at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on 15 and 16 September. The arena has 13,500 seats and all tickets to the concerts were sold out. Fans thanked the police for responding and condemned the death threat against Jimin.
I assume more will come out from this, so I will keep an eye on it and update everyone on anything else which comes from the investigation.
Images via The Metro UK
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