MBC is being criticized for using an image from the controversial online community site Ilbe.
Ilbe is notorious for its misogynistic users who emphasize freedom of speech and use that right to make controversial statements and trends. One of these trends includes expressing hatred towards former President Roh Moo Hyun and mocking his suicide.
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On September 7, MBC's 'News Today' covered the issue on alleged illegal marketing involving Big Hit Entertainment and its artist BTS. A silhouette image of a man was used to refer to CEO Lee who blackmailed the agency.