Photoshop alert! HyunA from 4Minute is the latest Korean celebrity to become a victim of cyber bullying.
On Thursday, June 5, the singer' agency Cube Entertainment requested a police investigation into a fake nude photo of the 22-year-old singer that is circulating online.
A spokesman explains in a statement: "We saw the photo a couple days ago. Whoever sees this will know it’s been photoshopped. We’re upset that these things keep happening. We reported it to the police today. We will capture the distributor by all means."
The false image of the "Ice Cream" singer with exposed body parts spread quickly online. The image -- which even trended on one social media site -- comes with a written caption that claims it was taken from a 4Minute member's lost cell phone. However, a fan found the original version of the picture that HyunA uploaded on Instagram, proving the nude shots of HyunA were not real.
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The agency is asking for stern punishment of the culprit. "We will confront this so that the person will be held responsible and this situation won’t arise again," they continued in a statement.
Last year similar scandals involving photoshopped nude photos affected Miss A's Suzy and Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung. In both cases, the perpetrators were discovered by authorities.