Dan Lee

I have just read an interesting article about ex rapper Dan Lee, from Korea. After about 3 years of great success in Korea, a massive conspiracy theory grew up claiming that he had lied about his IQ and his academic achievements in his bio. As funny as it may seem to North Americans, in Korea, rap musicians with claims to high IQ and advanced degrees from Stanford will sell more records.

This conspiracy was so great that he was forced to hide from the general public, and he and his family received public death threats, kind of a fatwa, Korean-style. This continued even though all the proof for his major academic claims was made public for all to see.
I wonder if anyone on this Forum had any insight to add.