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Sasaeng Fans.

Call it love, call it obsession, maybe even insanity - here are a few instances of fans going way, way too far.

Taeyeon and Being Pulled Off-Stage

Girl groups get a ton of creepy fans (it's almost in the job description) but this was one of the scariest moments I can think of. Taeyeon and the girls were performing on stage when a strange man grabbed a hold of Taeyeon. She was dragged off-stage, luckily followed by Sunny and stopped by security but was clearly shaken by the incident.
Who knows what would have happened if he had been successful in his kidnapping.

Junsu and Constant Fans

This is a really, really creepy picture of Junsu trying to have dinner at a restaurant. The fans crowding the window were just standing there watching him eat. It's normal for this behaviour at radio shows where fans are encouraged to watch them record the show through a window, but not a restaurant! TVXQ especially was constantly followed by at least 20 fans at all times.
*I have heard people say that this photo was photoshopped but regardless, the other photo can show you how crazy the crowds can be.

Yoseob and the Runaway

According to reports, a woman had visited the Cube Entertainment office looking for her daughter, who had run away from home with hopes of meeting Yoseob.
After hearing her story, staff members began searching the area around B2ST's dorm and were eventually able to find her daughter, who had stood outside waiting the entire night.
Representatives said, "Yoseob met with the fan and told her that she could come meet B2ST whenever she wanted to, as long as she never ran away from home again. The fan listened and returned home." They continued, "We are thankful for fans expressing their love for B2ST, but please remember that you are also a member of society and need to act accordingly. Running away from home to meet your favorite artist is not a proper expression of your love for them."
Source + Photos: ENEWS24 via Nate

EXO Kidnapping

Sasaengs rented out a van identical to EXO's van and parked it in front as they came out from a schedule. They almost entered the van but their manager noticed something was off and stopped them.

Kim Hee Chul

A sasaeng hid in the bathroom of his dorm and waited. When Hee Chul was on his toilet she came out and said "Oppa".
He was also involved in a traffic accident trying to lose sasengs with his car - this is actually common in idols.

EXO (Sasaengs shave their heads)

This incident took place while EXO was in China. Sasaeng girls shaved their heads and pretended they were guys. They followed EXO in pretending to be guys and took pictures. Since the incident, EXO clears public bathrooms before they use it and then have members or staff stand guard at the door.

EXO (Secretly Installed Microphone)

A sasaeng broke into a hotel where Tao was scheduled to stay and installed microphones. The saseng later released the audio file of him singing in the shower among other audio files.

Sasaeng Vans

Sasaengs are known to hire vans or taxis to follow around idols all day. Often breaking traffic laws and speeding, these vans cause serious accidents including on in Singapore with Super Junior.
The car was driving too closely to SuJu's van and cause a 7 car accident on the way to the airport.
Leetuek tweeted about the incident:
"Here in Singapore... I have the impression that it is a beautiful place. I'm okay with you guys following our car, but please be careful .. it was a 7 car pile up... I almost died."

For more super terrifying Saseang stories check out @B1A4BTS5EVER's card about it ---->

So these are extreme examples, but...

What about:

- Finding flight times and getting on their flights

- Staying in their hotel
- Standing outside their dorms/company buildings
- Following them to restaurants

It's a fine line between wanting to see your favorite member and being too much, so what do you think that line is?

and what's worse: a sasaeng or an anti, and why?!

I remember way back when I first got into Kpop I heard this story about Jaejoong and these obsessed fans. It was when he was still a part of TVXQ during promotions for Rising Sun. He messed up his knee while dancing and had sugery. He couldn't dance in the MV but was still traveling with the group. Anyway, fans at an airport were hounding the group and it was hard enough for the other 4 with good legs to get through the crowds. But Jaejoong couldn't. It was either their manager or someone from security put him in their back and took off running AND WE'RE CHASED BY THE FANS!! That at the time was my first experience with these crazy fans and since I've heard more and more and it's just....disgusting. Again, like I said before in the card about anti-fans, it's a different level of disrespect and just straight up sad and pitiful. I do think security is too low in some of these instances, other times I think there's got to be something going on in their lives to make them this way. And honestly, as a parent myself, if I were that girls mom, not only would I be embarrassed but also ashamed in my own parenting ability. Not enough is being done to teach these young girls and boys that their idols are people too.
I don't think either is worse between a sasaeng and an anti. I honestly feel like they're on the same level because of the disregard of people's health, safety, and happiness. Sasengs have the pride and drive that an anti does. I know various groups have sasaengs but I feel like EXO has had the ones that are seriously too much. The incidents of airport workers getting shoved and hurt, sneaking in bathrooms, chasing them down alleyways, and going as far as to rent a van for kidnapping... I feel like these are the extremes of a sasaeng but they're still sasaengs. The thing is that there are so many that are proud to do things like this and these actions are definitely not okay. Anti-fans are the epitome of obsessive hate while sasaengs are the representation of obsessive "love." (True love for someone can seem delusional and whatnot but not enough to endanger people.) Crossing the line into being a sasaeng is when one begins to ignore the privacy and well-being of the object of affection. Every fan has a moment when they can get or simply feel a little obsessive, but when it gets to the point of losing sight of reality like these mentioned instances, I really feel that the individuals should seek some kind of counseling. I think they should just sit down and talk with a friend if they have to to sort out their mentality and if what they're doing is actually healthy. Yoseob was nice to tell the girl that she could come back, but that was honestly lucky. I feel like it's dangerous to condone that behavior even if they are a fan and support you. Some things can't be helped, but I really wish there was more security or something. It's scary just to hear stories like these.
Bot Sasaeng fans and Anti-fans are pretty bad but I think the sasaengs take the cake
I would say sasaengs are far worse than antis honestly. Sasaengs have the nerve to actually hurt their idols without them realizing it since they're dazed upon meeting their idols face to face. It's ridiculous how idols need guards to be safe. This "obsession" is going too far and parents have to calm their children before someone actually dies.
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