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‘Sasaeng fans’ – the nightmare of KPOP idols: the ‘no pants sasaeng’ following BTS everywhere, BLACKPINK got injured, death threats and more

BTS, BLACKPINK, EXO, SNSD,… were all victims of sasaeng fans.

KPOP fans must have been so familiar with the word ‘Sasaeng fan’. This part of fandom consists of over-enthusiastic fans who can do anything to approach and even interfere with the private lives of their idols. This has made ‘sasaeng fan’ become a true nightmare to KPOP idols.

There is nothing that these sasaeng fans don’t dare to do, from pushing, touching, observing their favorite idols to breaking into idols’ houses and even threatening to kill the idols. Below are some cases caused by the overenthusiastic actions of sasaeng fans towards KPOP stars.

Sasaeng fans followed BTS members and invaded their privacy

One of the first names to be called out when mentioning KPOP sasaeng fans is Lu Yao. Lu Yao has become a nightmare to BTS and ARMYs and is called “No Pants Sasaeng”. This is because she always wore revealing clothes and extremely short pants to the airport to attract BTS members’ attention. It is said that she would follow BTS to every schedule, upload photos that were taken secretly, and invade the privacy of the 7 members of BTS.

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Lu Yao is a famous sasaeng fan who is always caught standing closely next to BTS at the airport
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This girl often posts photos of BTS that she took without their consent
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This sasaeng fan is a true nightmare to BTS and ARMYs

BLACKPINK getting pushed by sasaeng fans at the airport

Every fan wants to see their idols at a close distance. However, because of their overenthusiastic actions, sasaeng fans are normally seen pushing inside the crowd to approach famous stars, and most of the time, they even scare and injure their idols. In 2018, BLACKPINK encountered a group of extreme fans at the airport. They kept pushing, shouting out the members’ names, and even trying to touch the BLACKPINK girls. Due to the chaos, it took the 4 members of BLACKPINK quite a long time to get out of the crowd.

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The BLACKPINK members were struggling in the middle of the chaotic crowd. Looking at this scene, anyone would feel worried for the girls
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BLACKPINK would definitely never want to meet these sasaeng fans

Sasaeng fans sneaked into the bathroom, stole underwear, threatened to poison EXO

During the peak of EXO’s popularity with the nation’s hit “Growl“, sasaeng fans constantly invaded the privacy of EXO members. Obsessive fans carried out many tricks to approach and harass EXO members such as breaking into their dorm, stealing underwear, sneaking into the male restroom… These actions severely affected the members’ daily lives. 

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A fangirl once shaved her head and disguised herself as a man to sneak into the restroom with EXO. This caused the members to always be on the lookout, even covering up for one another when going to the bathroom. 
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Sasaeng fans even stole the members’ panties. After breaking into the dorm, a sasaeng stole and sold D.O’s underwear online. This person is even proud of what they did when they also got the socks and… a few hairs 
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A more dangerous incident occurred when a sasaeng threatened to pour glue into Sehun’s drinking water at ISAC. EXO’s fans were extremely worried about Sehun’s safety and always told him not to drink water given to him by anyone.

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon was kidnapped right on stage 

Until now, the incident of Taeyeon being abducted while performing on stage remains one of the most haunting moments in Kpop. In 2011, during a performance of Girls’ Generation, an unknown man suddenly rushed onto the stage and grabbed Taeyeon by her arm. The leader of Girls’ Generation was startled, tried to resist but was still pulled off stage roughly. After that, despite being restrained by security, this man still refused to let Taeyeon go.

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An unknown man ran up to the stage and attempted to kidnap Taeyeon. Fortunately, Sunny, security and other members quickly helped Taeyeon
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This incident made Taeyeon cry, it took her a while to recover from the shock

Sasaeng fans sent bloody notes to idols

In order to gain the attention of idols, many obsessive fans do not hesitate to do extreme and even insane actions. Instead of heartfelt letters or meaningful gifts, many fans made idols terrified by giving them bloody letters to express their feelings.

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The most horrifying bloody note is probably from Taecyeon’s sasaeng fan. This fan sent the 2PM member a letter written in her period blood with a message expressing her love for him: “Taecyeon, you cannot live without me. Sprinkled with a few strands of my pubes.”
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MBLAQ’s Lee Joon once also had goosebumps when he received a bloody note from a sasaeng fan that says: “Don’t forget me, you are everything to me. I love you. Remember this.”
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Wonder Girls’ sasaeng fan slit their wrist, used their blood to write a letter asking for the group to reunite

Apink harassed by constant death and bomb threats 

June 2017 was a horrible time for Apink when they were constantly attacked by sasaeng fans. A foreign man kept sending death and bomb threats to Apink members. During the promotion of their new song, the members constantly had to receive anonymous calls. This made Apink not dare to leave the house. They could not participate in music shows, and ended up having to end their promotions early.

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The insane actions of sasaeng fans made it impossible for Apink to complete their schedules
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Police cordoned off all areas and did a sweeping search at KBS headquarters after receiving multiple bomb threats

Sasaeng fans stalked Super Junior and caused an accident

The chaotic situation of fans running after their idols at the airport is already scary, but sasaeng fans chasing idols on the road is even more frightening. One of the most common stalking behaviors of sasaeng fans is to hire taxis or private cars to follow idols during their schedules. These sasaengs are willing to spend large amounts of money for the drivers to help them follow Kpop idols everywhere they go. Not to mention, sasaeng fans even defy traffic safety to satisfy their passion for stalking idols.

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In 2011, Super Junior was chased by sasaeng fans with 8 cars in Singapore. Eventually, one of these cars caused a series of accidents for 6 cars, including a car with 2 Super Junior members inside.
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Although Heechul wasn’t seriously injured, he was traumatized by the accident and became afraid of driving
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EXO’s Chanyeol was also followed by 20 cars of sasaeng fans in 2015

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