MLD Entertainment in South Korea is taking legal action against those responsible for circulating doctored photos of its artiste Nancy from K-pop girl group Momoland.
The photos show the Korean-American singer changing her clothes at the 2019 Asia Artist Awards in Vietnam.
"Illegally manipulated photos of Nancy have recently circulated on online and social networking platforms.
"We will be joined by the police and judicial authorities overseas in taking strong legal action against the first person who posted the photos, as well as those who have taken part in spreading the photos," MLD Entertainment said in a statement.
The 20-year-old singer is said to be troubled by the photos which have gone viral.
"Nancy is currently undergoing severe emotional turmoil. We long for an end to malicious posts that harass our artiste," the statement continued.
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