Following sasaengs’ privateness invasion to verbal abuse, and now even violence, idols are experiencing wounds because of their very own followers
Ladies’ Era member Taeyeon suffered extreme emotional misery from a fan’s violent conduct at a current fan signing occasion for her new album, “To. X.”
On December eighth, throughout a fan signing occasion, a male fan yelled and acted violently in the direction of Taeyeon in entrance of everybody. Taeyeon tried to console her followers after the incident was resolved, however she couldn’t conceal the emotional scars.
After concluding the fan signing occasion, Taeyeon mentioned by the messaging app Bubble, “It’s not nearly being startled earlier. I labored actually arduous on this album… It’s arduous to overlook that somebody threw the album in entrance of me. Those that got here right now, you should have been shocked, so watch out going dwelling. I’m upset.”
In the course of the fan signing occasion, a male fan demanded Taeyeon’s telephone quantity when it was his flip. The person threw Taeyeon’s album and created chaos, finally being restrained by safety. Taeyeon, together with the followers current, was visibly upset and emotionally damage.
This incident shouldn’t be the one time Taeyeon has been harmed by followers. In 2011, whereas acting on stage at an amusement park in Seoul, she was dragged away by a person. Though the state of affairs was resolved by safety guards, it was a stunning expertise for Taeyeon and different Ladies’ Era members.
Taeyeon shouldn’t be the one feminine idol going through such conditions. Many idols have suffered from unacceptable actions by followers. In April, at a fan signing occasion for NMIXX, Sullyoon teared up after being verbally abused by a male fan. The person berated Sullyoon for not taking note of his digital camera, and later apologized, acknowledging his egocentric conduct.
In 2017, GFriend’s Yerin found a fan carrying glasses with a tiny digital camera at a fan signing occasion. Yerin requested the male fan to take away the glasses, revealing a hidden digital camera connected. She reported the incident to the supervisor.
Not solely at fan signing occasions but additionally in numerous conditions, idols have repeatedly expressed their grievances in opposition to sasaengs. Incidents reminiscent of dwelling invasion, stalking, unauthorized entry to private data.