There had been a recent wave of fake diploma scandals in South Korea, and an anti-fan online group appeared, named Ta Jin Yo, a Korean acronym standing for “We Request the Truth from Tablo.” The group claimed that the rapper’s diploma from Stanford University was a forgery.
When Tablo released his university transcript to the media and was publicly vouched for by Stanford registrar Thomas Black, the anti-fans turned to conspiracy theory, claiming that Tablo stole the identity of another Korean Stanford graduate named Dan Lee, an engineer in Wisconsin bemused by the whole thing.
One ex-trainee claimed in an interview that the going rate for a “meeting” with a female trainee was 0, while very young trainees, or those signed with a prominent label, cost between 0-900.
One of the most prominent figures in the Korean hip-hop scene, he came under sudden attack after announcing his engagement to actress Kang Hye Jung.
Group members have had their hotel rooms broken into and been kissed while they were sleeping, and their family members have received deranged calls.
fans sometimes devote their entire lives to stalking their idols, dropping out of school and turning to prostitution in order to afford special taxi services.
The anti-fans then turned their rage against Tablo’s family, accusing his mother of faking a gold medal win at an international hairstyling competition in 1968.
(She didn’t, but the news report that claimed she had was an error that she herself cleared up.) So many threatening phone calls were made to Tablo’s brother David that he lost his job with a public broadcaster.