Navigating the delicate line between Hoshi, BTS and other artistes and their enthusiastic fans
- By: Nat.O
- 4 weeks ago
“Even reacting is annoying” From SEVENTEEN‘s Hoshi to BTS, K-Pop idols are facing endless fan harassment
In the world of K-pop, interactions are generally cherished, but sometimes it crosses the line into harassment, which affected idols like SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi to BTS and beyond.
Recently, idols have been expressing their discomfort with excessive fan actions. SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi, known for his energetic performances, shared his frustration during a fan event. He conveyed that while he appreciates fans’ enthusiasm, there are times when excessive reactions become burdensome.
This sentiment is not exclusive to Hoshi. Several other idols, including those from BTS, have faced relentless invasions of privacy and personal space. Fans’ relentless pursuit of idols in various settings, from airports to personal events, has raised concerns about the well-being of these artists.
The issue of sasaeng fans (overly obsessive fans) is not new in the K-pop industry. It’s an ongoing challenge that not only affects the mental health of idols but also disrupts their daily lives. Agencies and artists are consistently urging fans to respect boundaries and maintain a healthy distance to ensure a safer environment for both idols and fans.
The phenomenon highlights the importance of establishing clear boundaries between celebrities and fans, fostering a respectful and considerate fan culture within the K-pop community.