Netizens Are Saying BTS Bodyguard Portrayed Borderline Sexual Harassment To Fan
A BTS fan expressed her discomfort in the way she was handled and treated by a bodyguard during a fan meeting.
On a popular South Korea based K-Pop online community, netizens have been discussing about some of the problems that were evident within the incident.
Below is what the fan stated about the incident.
“It’s not like I talked with the members longer than anyone else or was stalling, but the bodyguard continued to interrupt my conversation with the group members and continued unwanted physical contact. I felt very uncomfortable, and was left feeling distressed. I hope other ARMYs will help me spread the word out on Twitter and that Big Hit gives an explanation.”
“The bodyguard was a woman and she was holding my waist ever since I got an autograph from the second member, JiMin. I kept fighting her off initially because I just got there. While I was in front of JiMin, I made it clear for her not to touch my waist, but she continued to do so while I was talkign with JiMin and kept pushing me. BTS members also looked uneasy throughout the conversation. We actually couldn’t even talk properly because of the interruptions. And yet, she continued to push me and touch my waist, and I told her to stop. She kept doing it until I got to the last member YoonGi.”
Below are some of the comments left by netizens.
“Even if they are the same sex, it’s still harassment…If they’re the same sex, are they allowed to touch each other any way they want?? I would have called the police in disgust.”
“F*** that’s a fan sign and it’s run like that? The fans probably bought hundreds of album to just attend, what is this a Japanese hi touch event…The more I see how agencies behave, the more I’m put off by them.”
“Even if they are the same sex, it would be uncomfortable.”
“I was shocked to see this. If it was me, I would have grabbed her wrist and screamed.”
“So they need to earn money by selling albums but want to hurry up and get this over with lol And who still puts the desks up that high and makes fans get autographs like that?”
“Why is she touching her? Even if it is a female bodyguard, harassment is harassment.”
“Big Hit, please treat fans better. At least treat them as human beings. The agency can’t live up to BTS’s reputation lol f***”