The story of being harassed by crazy fans during EXO‘s heyday was truly terrifying.
Sasaeng fans (crazy fans) have always been a problem in the idol world. When the fans’ pure affection turns to extremes, they’re willing to do all sorts of scary things to get close to their idols. EXO used to be a group that has the largest and also the craziest fan base from 2013 to 2014. What the group members had to go through was really scary.
Crazy fans defied many tricks to approach and sexually harass EXO members. Some fangirls even shaved their heads and disguised themselves as boys to sneak into the men’s bathroom with EXO. This makes the members always on high alert, even to cover each other when going to the toilet. The boys’ privacy was seriously violated by the sasaeng fans.
Scary after scary, even… panties that crazy fans can steal. This fan also sells D.O.’s underwear. Attached to the picture is an extremely offensive, morbid message line, even proud of her “trophy”.
Sasaeng fans even broke into former member Tao‘s hotel room and set up a tape recorder. After that, this person also sold the recording of him bathing and singing online. The privacy of the members is really violated to the extreme.
Not only openly sexually harassing, sasaeng fans also have violent behavior at the airport, shoving members to the point of injury. Kai was also approached by fans, harassed and they all try to touch his body as if he was not a human like them. Sehun also got a lot of scratches because of the excessive actions of sasaeng fans. Many people even stole their flight schedules and took the same flight with EXO to get closer to the idol.
Many dangerous acts of these crazy fans have raised alarm when someone threatened to pour glue into Sehun’s drinking water at the ISAC sports festival. Fans were extremely worried about Sehun’s safety and always told him not to drink the water given to him by anyone. That is also the reason why today’s idols are restricted by the company from accepting gifts from fans. Sasaeng fans can easily mix and poison their idols at any time.
What hurts the boys most is that not only themselves are harassed, family members are also implicated. At Baekhyun‘s brother’s wedding, an unexpected chaotic scene took place. When the EXO members sang the congratulatory song, sasaeng fans immediately rushed to the top of the stage, stepping on the chair to record the video. When cutting the cake, they also ignored the bride and groom, focused their cameras on their idols and rushed to ask for autographs.
Sasaeng fans have always been there, but in the EXO era, they were really scary. The photos above do not seem to be able to describe the crises that the EXO members faced at that time. Fortunately, entertainment companies have turned to the authority to intervene and take stronger actions to protect the privacy and safety of their artists. Therefore, crazy fans also have less opportunity to rampage and harass idols.
Source: Nate, Pann