Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Being well-known and admired shouldn’t be all the time enjoyable, as a result of various Okay-pop idols are sometimes victims sasaengs. Sasaengs are obsessive followers who will go to any excessive to be nearer to their favourite artist.
Just lately, sa member of BTS, Jungkook acquired dying threats from a fan. The risk got here shortly after the singer warn para sasaengs to cease interfering in his non-public life and having meals delivered to his dwelling handle.
Listed below are some idols who’ve fallen sufferer to obsessive fan-quoting conduct South China Morning Put up.
1. Jennie Blackpink
The 27-year-old singer grew to become a sufferer of a US$30,000 billboard commercial made by Christian Albert Gaza, a influencers from the Philippines who declares himself to be the primary fan of Jennie.
The billboards have been put in across the YG Leisure constructing in Seoul, and contained a press release that Jennie was Gaza’s lover, and a date invitation to Jennie, in Korean and English.
This made followers anxious about Gaza’s actions which have been thought-about to have disturbed Jennie’s safety and privateness. The followers then viral the hashtags #protectjennie and #leavejenniealone to criticize Gaza’s actions which they assume are troubling.
However Gaza responded to the hashtag on Fb by stating that his actions have been the identical as these of different followers who purchased flowers, balloons and different objects.
2. Nayeon Twice
If you’re a Twice fan, it’s possible you’ll already be aware of the Twitter account @Josh1994. Fan sasaengs The German origin is understood to have adopted and harassed member Nayeon since late 2019.
The company representing Twice, JYP Leisure, filed a lawsuit towards her after she repeatedly went to the company’s headquarters and shared Twice member Chaeyoung’s telephone quantity, in response to Kbizoom.
3. Jeno NCT
In early 2020, NCT Dream members, particularly Renjun, Jeno, and Chenle carried out stay to work together with followers. Nonetheless, through the broadcast of the video, Jeno’s telephone rang greater than 20 instances out of a match sasaengs.
This prompted Renjun to choose up the telephone and warn followers to cease calling and harassing Jeno.
4. Stray Children
Stray Children additionally grew to become victims of sasaeng conduct, which had a unfavourable influence on the members’ well being. JYP Leisure has issued a stern warning towards the continuing incident of Stray Children invading privateness.
In 2021, Stray Children’ Seungmin took to social media to specific his frustration on the sasaengs who have been continuously ready for him outdoors the group’s constructing.
JYP Leisure mentioned that the psychological struggling of artists is extreme when followers violate their privateness, due to this fact the company doesn’t hesitate to take authorized steps towards followers who’ve gone too far.
Ateez grew to become a sufferer of a sasaeng when the members discovered a monitoring machine hooked up to their automobile. The group’s company, KQ Leisure, launched a press release informing followers of the incident and mentioned they might be pursuing authorized motion.
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