Singer Hatfeld (Ye-eun), a former member of the group Wonder Girls, has been appointed as an expert member of the Ministry of Justice to study digital sexual violence response policies.
According to the legal community on the 22nd, the Ministry of Justice’s ‘Digital Sex Crimes Response Task Force’ has appointed Hatfeld as an expert member of the Digital Sex Crimes Special Committee, which will be launched next month. An official from the Ministry of Justice explained, “Hatfeld is expected to participate as a member of the media industry among the 15 members of the current media, legal and civil society organizations.”
Hatfeld was active as ‘Ye-eun’, a member of the girl group Wonder Girls for 10 years from February 2007, and after the disbandment of Wonder Girls, he continues his activities under the stage name ‘Hatfeld’.
The expert committee plays a role in suggesting measures to respond to digital sex crimes and system improvement measures to the task force. This is the first time that a celebrity has been appointed as a professional committee member rather than a public relations ambassador. The TF is known to have judged that Hatfeld, who had been active in a female idol group, had sufficient expertise by directly experiencing the controversy over the sexualization of women and misogynistic accusations.
Hatfeld issued a statement through his agency on the same day, saying, “I am happy that a committee for related laws, countermeasures, and prevention has been created at the moment when digital sex crimes are getting serious. I want to,” he said.
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