Sasaeng fans are one of the worst things that K-Pop idols have to deal with, as they constantly choose to invade the lives of idols. Most would assume that companies would take action against these kinds of people, but this isn’t always the case. GOT7‘s Youngjae is an idol who has been crying for help from sasaeng fans for years.
For the past couple of years, Youngjae has been practically begging sasaeng fans to leave him alone, but nothing has worked. Many fans have gone on to criticize JYP Entertainment for not taking action against these sasaeng fans. Here’s a look at some of the tough experiences Youngjae has endured in the past couple of years.
In 2018, Youngjae expressed his frustration with sasaeng fans multiple times. On one occasion, he made a social media post asking sasaeng fans to stop messaging him, as he had enough of it.
Stop sending me Katalk messages, please. Stop. For five months… Please, please stopstopstopstopstopstoptstopstopstop.
A few months later, he had to make another post, as sasaeng fans continued to harass him with messages. Some of them even started to sell or reveal his contact information, which is how so many sasaeng fans were able to personally message him.
I don’t like this either so stop. Everybody, please stop, I said stop. Do my words not seem like words? I have a limit to how much I can take too. Would you be happy? If you got messages from strangers every day? Even when I say it with kind words many times, you still don’t listen. From now, I’m just going to collect and capture all of it. Please don’t flood my Instagram with messages.
In 2019, Youngjae had to once again ask sasaeng fans to respect his privacy, as they were still constantly harassing him.
Please, whether you are a Korean or a foreigner, please stop calling me. If you don’t want to see me go crazy please stop calling me at all hours of the day. I can’t sleep because I am going crazy. Worry? Is calling me and sending texts really because you are really worried about me? This gives me more stress so please stop doing it.
Recently, Youngjae voiced his frustration towards a sasaeng fan that was invading his privacy. He expressed his frustration in a social media post on how a sasaeng fan took a photo of him without his permission, then asked if she could post it.
Don’t come up to the shop. And was that a threat? You can’t just take a photo of me chatting with other people at a cafe without my permission and then ask me, ‘Can I post this?’
Youngjae then made another post showing his frustrations with the question.
If you want to see a person’s life get ruined, go ahead and post it.
Through the years, many fans have been calling out JYP Entertainment for failing to protect not only Youngjae but all the members of GOT7.
when bambam was stalked by sasaengs, you did nothing.
when mark's address was exposed, you did nothing.
— CLOSED (@mideojuIIae) December 10, 2019
GOT7 members have been suffering because of sasaengs from past 5 years and its keep on getting worse but their was no action taken on them until now @jypnation#JYPE_ManageGOT7Properly#제왑_갓세븐에게잘해 @GOT7Official #GOT7 #갓세븐
— GOT7 Worldwide Union (@GOT7WWU) July 8, 2020
When GOT7'S privacy got invaded, being stalked by sasaengs, their house get invaded pushing them to transfer house, adress got leaked, receiving death threats, what do JYPE do? NOTHING. And if there's action, they just gave warning using same article. Smh #BetterTreatmentForGOT7
— ROSÉ's MAID (@svnitzys) June 14, 2020