Cartoonist addresses cyberbullying
Renowned cartoonist Kang Full has decided to respond to a cyberbullying incident by going to court.
The 40-year-old announced his intention on his Twitter account Tuesday.
“During the last few decades, I have never filed a lawsuit against anyone while working as an online cartoonist,” he wrote. “However, I won’t take it anymore. I’ve screen captured all the malicious comments [posted online] and I’m currently taking legal action. See you soon.”
He also shared the captured images.
The comments shown in the captured images involve mocking Kang, who is mourning his father’s recent death.
The cartoonist posted a notice last month, saying that he won’t be able to release a new episode of his popular webtoon - the Korean term for Internet cartoon - “Moving” for the time being due to a personal reason, which turned out to be his father’s death.
“My father, who had been suffering from cancer, passed away. I will come back after holding a funeral,” he wrote. “I can’t say for sure when the webtoon’s next episode will be available, but I will return soon. I’m sorry, and thank you.”
BY JIN MIN-JI