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ANTI-FANS: Why Do They Exist?
Pictured above are not anti-fans. Look at those smiles, they're the real deal!
OKAY:
I will never, ever be able to understand the minds of anti-fans, and because of that they absolutely fascinate me.

Fascinate and terrify me.

How can someone be filled with so much hate for people they don't even know?

Here are some instances of anti-fans in Kpop through the years:

Yunho and Glue

TVXQ were the next generation of boy bands and their debut wasn't an easy time. In 2006, Yunho was given a drink backstage by a staff member. It turned out that the drink contained super glue which caused him to vomit and cough out blood before fainting.
Yunho didn't press charges because once the culprit was caught, he discovered that the anti-fan was a girl the same age as his little sister.

Tablo and Stanford

Tablo has an incredible story. He finished his degree with the highest marks from a top US university, Stanford, and is now a successful author and hip hop artist - hard to believe right? Well, a ton of anti-fans decided they didn't believe it and they wanted to drag Tablo down.
They formed a forum called Tajinyo, claiming that Tablo had faked getting his diploma from Stanford. Two years of harassment of not only Tablo but his entire family put him under extreme mental stress and threw him into depression.
Stanford representatives affirmed his alumnus status and jail sentences were issued for harassment. Many of his new songs (especially on Epik High's 99 album) were related to this incident.

Girls Generation and Black Ocean

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In 2008, not shortly after their debut, SNSD faced their worst nightmare. At Dream Concert (a yearly concert for all the big names) they walked onto the stage to silence. All the glow sticks were off, no one was cheering. It was a black ocean.
There were rumors that it fans were upset about comments made by Tiffany (Tiffany actually had the most anti-fans early on...) but no one really knows. At the same concert, Super Junior's fan banners were torn down WHILE SuJu was performing on stage.
No one knows exactly why it happened, but many speculate it was also because of the fact that SNSD were very friendly with other male idol groups (namely Super Junior...) and people were jealous.

Yoon Eun Hye and Eye Attacks

You probably know her for her adorable role in Coffee Prince, but during her days as a member of Baby V.O.X, Yoon Eun Hye found herself constantly terrorized by anti-fans.
One of the biggest incidents was when a man squirted a mixture of vinegar and soy sauce directly into her eye, causing damage to her corneas and forcing her to wear an eye patch during her group's promotion activities.
She was also egged and had food thrown at her by anti-fans constantly.
There are so many more instances such as a girl on Star King receiving so many harsh words from taking a picture with Super Junior's Kangin that she committed suicide.
Artists have received razor blades sent to them in the mail and have had their families threatened. Think of Rap Mon! Joke or no joke, death threats are terrifying.
What do you think the motive is behind these people? Or are they just crazy?
One motive I can think of is attention.
There was a case at a VIXX fansign where a fan went up to get her album signed and had written crude and horrible things about Hakyeon on a post-it in the album he was signing. He simply looked at her and asked 'why are you doing this?'
I think, especially if you're going to do something mean to an idol when you're FACE TO FACE with them, it's because you want attention - and you'll probably get more as an anti-fan than as a normal fan. But who knows...
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The reason me and you cannot understand these kinds of people is because it is not in our realm of thinking or behavior. We (as in all of us) would NEVER even think about doing any of these horrible things. It's the same with stalkers, murderers, serial killers .... these kinds of people are broken...and it is beyond our comprehension as to why they do the things they do.
2 years agoReply
Anti-fans spend so much time bashing an idol it's like "why?" Why go through all that unnecessary stuff for someone you don't even like? You can simply ignore them. Obviously there's going to hate, that's normal. But what's not normal is doing physical harm to the idol. Even mental harm is just as bad. Whether if for attention or some other reason, it could be never good.
2 years agoReply
it's just uncalled for and horrible. idols are people too and don't deserve the hate from anti- fans if toy don't like it don't watch or listen ugh 馃槨
2 years agoReply
I do not understand it at all! Sure there are things in this world that I dislike, but I have never made a point to take time away from the things I actually enjoy to go hate on the things I dislike. And to go to such extremes is just too cruel. You would have to be a really horrible person with a lot of negativity in your heart to do such mean things. Why can't everyone just enjoy the things they like and just be happy with that? What is the point of hating on things they dislike?
2 years agoReply
i really dont know why its like this tbh..american artists, from what i know, dont go through with this shit as much as korean idols. antifans really dont make sense. i am very picky about my kpop artists--and the artists i dont like listening to (including english/american/paki/indian/etc) i just dont listen. someone says they like a group i dont, ill just either tease them that they suck (and a apologize later and say i was messing with them) or just say it isnt my cup of tea. or even ask them to show me really good songs. THATS IT. I really hate when people dont respect the artists. also whats with the jealousy?? of course, everyone wants to date their idols, but they are gonna pick who they would like to be with--these fans who get jealous have no right to attack a person of the opposite gender who associate with these idols. thats just unfair. theyre as much human as you are.
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