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K-pop singer and actress Sulli found dead

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South Korea: South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home south of Seoul on Monday, police said.

The 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn’t answer phone calls for hours, said Kim Seong-tae, an official from the Seongnam Sujeong Police Department.

Kim said that there were no signs of foul play and that police did not find a suicide note.

“The investigation is ongoing and we won’t make presumptions about the cause of death,” said Kim, adding that security camera footage at Sulli’s home showed no signs of an intrusion.

In a statement sent to reporters, SM Entertainment, Sulli’s agency, said her death was “very hard to believe and sorrowful.”

Sulli’s legal name is Choi Jin-ri. She began her singing career in 2009 as a member of the girl band “f(x)” and also acted in numerous television dramas and movies.

She was known for her feminist voice and outspokenness that was rare among female entertainers in deeply conservative South Korea. She recently appeared in a TV show and spoke out against online backlash she received over her lifestyle.

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The Screenshot of social media to rape threat shared Shaheen Bhatt; which she received on Instagram.

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Shaheen Bhatt show social media post screenshots of rape threats she received on Instagram On Monday .she and her actress sister Alia Bhatt have been receiving such hate messages on social media.

In a strongly-worded series of Instagram stories, Shaheen Bhatt reprimanded the Instagram users responsible for sending the hate messages and warned them of legal action. Sharing the screenshots, she wrote, “Does this surprise you? Why? It doesn’t surprise me.”

Shaheen contemplated whether or not to take a strong stand against the people writing hate messages to her, and then decided to take a stand to help create a safe environment for woman in India. She then wrote, “I wondered for days whether or not this was something I should address. I debated whether it was worth the effort it would take because us, why waste time and even 1% of mental processor power on this. But then I realized, if I believe that the world should be a place in which women can feel safe and exist without being constantly threatened, sexualised or subjected sexist/misogynistic slurs with the sole intent to humiliate them – If I believe women should be treated like HUMANS. Then that’s a world I have to help create.”

She added, “And in order to create that world I have to draw boundaries in my own life and pursue action no matter how annoying or time consuming or downright sad it is .”

She further said that she will not protect their identities and will resort to any “legal recourse available” to take action. “So, I speak now to those of you who think it’s okay to send me or anyone messages full of hate: If you send me a message with the sole hope (I say hope because I promise you -nothing you say is keeping me up at night) of humiliating, insulting, or bullying me, then the following things will happen – The messages or comments will first be blocked and reported to Instagram directly. – You will forfeit the right to your privacy. I will not protect your identity,” read an excerpt from Shaheen’s post.

She added, “I will use all legal recourse available to me to take action. If you think you can’t be located because your account is anonymous, please think again – IP addresses are easily traceable You are not invisible, Harassment is a crime.”

Then addressed Instagram and said that she doesn’t have to change the way she uses the platform if someone else is being abusive. She wrote, “To Instagram – you have zero tolerance policies for a lot of the content that people put up on your platform – I think it’s fair to say that misogynistic slurs, intended to subdue and oppress should fall under the umbrella of your zero tolerance community guidelines. But if you don’t want to receive abusive message turn off your message requests.Tired of being called a b*tch in your comments? Turn off your comments. Asking me to change the way I use a platform because of someone else’s hatred and misogyny is the equivalent of telling me that if I go out at night and get assaulted I was asking for it. I should not have to change the way I use a platform if someone is being abusive. They should.”

Ever since the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, the Bhatt family has been receiving hateful messages on social media accusing them of perpetuating nepotism. Earlier, Shaheen’s elder sister and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt also expressed how their family has always supported new talent from outside the industry.

Alia Bhatt, on the other hand, has disabled comments on her Instagram posts.

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