Earlier, it was reported that Italian singer Seiell released a song titled “Scenne Nenné” that fans felt was an obvious plagiarism of BTS‘s “Fake Love”. In response to the accusations, Seiell responded with a homophobic and racist tirade against BTS.

Now, Japanese media is reporting that Seiell has said, “Before I released this song, I didn’t know the existence of BTS. I did not think such a thing could happen. I have received indiscriminate blame and defamation from all over the world. I will take legal action against fans who cause trouble for me.