Kpop boy group Stray Kids requested the assistance of the police after they received death threats.
Anti-fans can be extremely dangerous to Kpop groups, especially when they go as far as to send threats towards the idols. And Kpop boy group Stray Kids may be their latest victim.
In particular, an anti-fan of Stray Kids, who changed their twitter username to “Han Jisung”, the full name of Stray Kids member Han, continuously posted violent tweets directed at the idol group, writing threats like “I will shoot Changbin”, “When I see Stray Kids soon I will bring the biggest gun I own.”
This raised concerns about a possible shooting at the Stray Kids concert in Oakland, California, which is part of the group’s world tour “Maniac”.
Feeling worried about these tweets, Stays (fans of Stray Kids) started to report the Twitter account to the SNS platform, the local police, as well as JYP Entertainment, hoping that they will tighten security at the concert. And recently, their efforts have been answered, as the Oakland Police Department promises to step up against the threats, as announced in a recent post on their official Twitter account.
The statement from the Oakland Police Department (OPD) is as follows:
“OPD is aware of threats concerning the Stray Kids concert tonight at the Oakland Arena.
We take threats very seriously. The safety of our community is paramount.
OPD is working with the Oakland Arena & FBI to ensure the safety of attendees. Additional officers will be present.”
The Oakland Arena has reportedly arranged very strict security, not allowing concert attendees to bring any metal objects inside the venue. Stray Kids’ concert will take place tonight (July 13 local time).