It was reported that some students of Gyeongbok High School filmed the aespa stage on Oct 2nd and sold those fancams.
On May 2nd, an article titled “I sell Gyeongbok High School Black Mamba, Savage, and Next Level Direct Cam” was posted on the online community theqoo, sparking controversy.
The post included a captured copy of the post that said they would sell the aespa fancams on their personal SNS account. This was a post posted by some Kyungbok High School students on their personal Instagram on May 2nd.
The students posted a capture of the aespa’s stage video they filmed and said, “Black Mamba, Savage, and Next Level fancams are on sale. The price is discussable”, “DM me if you want to receive it”, “If you want to receive Winter’s fancam, please contact me by adding my Kakaotalk through this number. I’ll give you all three stages.”
In particular, one of the students who posted the fancam sales post also posted a picture of aespa along with sexual harassment remarks, saying, “I got to do everything except touching them” and “XX.” However, after these were found and criticized by aespa fandom and some netizens, he immediately deleted the account.
It has even been confirmed that many netizens are currently filing complaints by creating a joint form of civil service guide to the Office of Education and the National Newspaper. As a result of Wikitree’s investigation of whether Kyungbok High School knew about the fact on May 3rd, the school said, “We didn’t know at all,” adding, “We will take action after checking with the students.”
Earlier on May 2nd, aespa visited Kyungbok High School, the alma mater of SM Entertainment producer Lee Soo-man, and performed to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the school. In the process, some Kyungbok High School students attempted excessive contact with the aespa members, stormed the stage, took pictures, and posted sexual harassment remarks on their personal SNS accounts, drawing public outrage from fans.
Since then, Kyungbok High School has been criticized for posting an explanation to avoid wrongdoing as controversy erupted, and has to post an apology again on its official website on May 2nd. Kyungbok High School said, “We deeply apologize for the unintentional defamation of SM Entertainment and aespa. The school will immediately provide etiquette, cyber etiquette, and gender sensitivity education for all students.”