We thought we’ve seen it all from K-Pop fans, but this one is a first.
This particular SEVENTEEN fan is an extremely amusing yet sad case of a fan who is abnormally obsessed with her idol group. In fact, the description we just gave you is an understatement.
The fan, known as Yuna, appeared on the TV show ‘Hello Counselor’, when her friend became very concerned over the fan’s behavior. Her obsession had major negative impacts on her family and school, so much that we too are actually beginning to wonder just how far some fans will take things.
Being late to school least two or three days of school per week on average was normal for the Yuna. And of course, there were also some days where she would just be absent all through out the day. On the days when she wasn’t absent or late, she was usually catching up on sleep during classes.
So why mess up her academic life? It turns out that Yuna was busy watching SEVENTEEN videos all day and night. But it doesn’t end just there. On many occasions, Yuna would head over to ‘Music Bank’ at around 3-4 AM, camping out for sometimes up to four hours just to catch a glimpse of SEVENTEEN members heading inside. There would also be days where she wouldn’t go home because she was following SEVENTEEN around the entire day.
She also spent around $11,000, money she received little by little from her dad, on goods. But the problem is that her family is struggling financially.
And inevitably, these actions have taken their toll on her academic and family life. She was unable to graduate her third year of middle school since missed over sixty days of school, and her dad ended up breaking down in tears during the show.
One of the hosts of the show, Lee YoungJa, pointed out that SEVENTEEN probably didn’t want to hear that their fan failed school because of them, and would rather be much happier if they heard that they were an inspiration, not a hindrance to their fan’s life.
SEVENTEEN even sent a video urging the fan to study harder.
In the end, Yuna promised that she will turn her life around and focus more on her family and studies.