Last Updated: March 05, 2023, 11:25 IST
BTS singer Jungkook talks about fans stalking him
Recently, the youngest member of BTS, Jeon Jungkook took to Weverse to call out fans who followed him to his gym.
South Korean boyband Bangtan Sonyeondan aka BTS enjoys a massive fan following all over the world. Known as ARMYs, their fandom never misses any opportunity to shower all seven members with love and support. However, at times, fans forget their boundaries and end up breaching the privacy of their favourite k-pop idols, in an attempt to come closer to them. Recently, the youngest member of the group, Jeon Jungkook took to Weverse to call out fans who followed him to his gym.
He said, “I was about to go home but there were people outside (the gym). It wasn’t an official schedule so …that’s right. I am drunk. That’s why I am talking about things like this.” He continued, “I turn on a live when I think of ARMYs when I am at home or eating or working out, but when you come find me…that’s not right.” He further added, “When would I talk about things like this? If it was in the past I wouldn’t have been able to talk about things like this but its been a while since we debuted and we know so much about each other, I’m a human too.”
UGH! “It wasn’t an official schedule… when you come find me… that’s not right… we know so much about each other, I’m a human too.”-@BTS_twt Jungkook re: being followed to the gym
STOP STALKING ♀️Be respectful – let #BTS enjoy their life as humans.#JK pic.twitter.com/q2fExqnxIL
— Sari Setiogi Griberg (@setiogi) March 3, 2023
Fans were disappointed at this behaviour and took to Twitter to criticize this behaviour.
jungkook openly speaking about how he was so surprised seeing some armys outside his gym when he was about to go home.. like do y’all understand how scary and creepy it is? following tannies on their private schedules like this. please listen to him. is it so hard ??— hani⁷on the street ♡ (@itsbtszone) March 3, 2023
“I am human too”I’m so proud of Jungkook~ he’s so brave for speaking up about the gym/sasaeng issue. But my heart also broke when he said these 4 words pic.twitter.com/4milYV7Mhn
— ネッシャ (@angel_HeMaYa) March 3, 2023
Meanwhile, recently a Korail (Korean railroad corp) employee was found to be accessing BTS leader RM’s personal information unauthorized, according to reports. An SBS report said that an employee of national railway operator Korail was found to have accessed the personal information of BTS member RM (real name Kim Namjoon) 18 times over the span of 3 years starting in 2019. The employee is alleged to have used the information to see him in person and passed on information so their friends could buy tickets to sit next to him.