Being a K-Pop fan is all good and fun, but let’s not be assholes about it.
K-Pop idols have little to no privacy. It’s a part of their job description! But as a human being, shouldn’t they have at least a sense of safety and protection? Over the top, excessive fans (aka sasaeng fans) have been around since the beginning of the K-Pop era, but the epidemic has spread globally. Our K-Pop fans are getting harassed and put in danger by fans that have no etiquette or a sense of human dignity. We just pray that these maniacal actions stop once and for all. If you love something, cherish it not destroy it!
We cover the 10 times excessive fans have put our K-Pop idols in danger.
1. EXO – Kai
EXO is best known for their crazy fans, and what better place to find crazy fans than at the airport. Excessive fans always push the boys around, but one sasaeng fan pushed Kai on purpose (and way too violently at that). Kai injured his ankle and had to be carried by his (enraged) members.
2. EXO – Tao
A sasaeng fan once put a recording device inside the bathroom of Tao’s hotel room. The fans recorded him singing in the shower and kept surveillance of his room door. Talk about zero privacy.
3. TVXQ – ChangMin
TVXQ has been legendary for their relentless following of sasaeng fans. Their sasaeng fans would get into taxis and follow them around, everywhere. ChangMin had enough of the harassment and approached the car to ask the fan to stop. However, the fan suddenly pulled up her window, crushing his fingers.
I.O.I girls can’t even go to the bathroom without sasaeng fans following them. A controversy arose within the netizen communities when pictures of SeJeong and YeonJung were posted online. The said pictures were of the girls in the bathroom.
5. 2PM – JunHo
2PM’s JunHo had enough of his fans stalking him around his house. He took to SNS to express his pent up anger after years of sasaeng fans invading not only his privacy, but inconveniencing his neighbors.
6. TWICE – JungYeon
JungYeon’s older sister, SeungYeon, once scolded the younger sister for being tardy to their house date. JungYeon then burst into tears explaining how she had taken a round-about route to get to her sister’s house, because sasaeng fans were following her and she didn’t want her sister’s address to be found out. SeungYeon immediately apologized for not understanding her sister’s considerate actions, and the girls hugged it out.
7. BIG BANG – G-Dragon
G-Dragon can’t even get a break amid his hectic schedule. For over 10 years, sasaeng fans would invade his every privacy, even taking photos of him sleeping in the plane. Fans would book the same flights as the idol, just so they can invade his little privacy.
8. T-ARA – JiYeon
Sasaeng fans will do anything to get their idols’ attention. A sasaeng fan had even gone far to pull JiYeon’s hair as she was getting into her van at the airport. When these types of sasaeng fans are interviewed, they explain that they wish to be a part of a memory for the idols – even if the memory is a bad one.
9. SNSD – TaeYeon
Sasaeng fans always know how to get a hold of their idols’ number. Excessive fans would constantly blow up their idols phones, with absolutely no consideration to the idols’ hectic schedule. TaeYeon once posted her call log onto Instagram, desperately asking the psycho fans to stop calling her so that she can sleep.
One of the best known sasaeng fan stories, BTS was bombarded by excessive fans to the point that they were separated from each other and in incredible danger. Fans would grab and pull at the idols to get pictures or autographs. V had almost gotten lost as he ran for his life from the crazy fans. Big Hit Entertainment even posted on their website an official warning to the sasaeng fans to stop harassing the boys.
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