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Stories of a sasaeng fan : Sasaeng fan guests on CulTwo's Veranda Show

Article: 'Cultwo's Veranda Show' spotlights sasaeng fans, sasaeng fan makes first ever appearance "Even pregnant women camp out overnight"

The March 29th episode of CulTwo's Veranda Show featured a segment on sasaeng fans along with a special sasaeng fan guest at the studio.

- Sasaeng fan 'L' who's been a sasaeng fan from her 2nd year of junior high to 3rd year of high school: "(I became a sasaeng fan) because you can talk to the celebrities. When you wait at the dorms or other places they frequent, they start to recognize you and you can talk to them. I went because you could get closer. When they recognize you, you're overcome with a feeling of pride, possession, and other imaginative thoughts."

- To get into the dorms, sasaeng fans will use one fan to distract the security guards (pick a fight, etc) so that the group can get past the gates and to the dorm. They'll hide in the storage room or the attic.

- Sasaeng fan 'K' who has 6 years of sasaeng experience: "You wait 30 minutes to see them for three seconds. It's worth it because you're so happy for those three seconds. I'll lay down newspaper in front of the dorm and sleep. There's nothing to do but wait. If you leave to eat, you might miss them so I usually carry around triangle kimbap. I started this at first because I liked the members but it became an addiction later."

- "Sasaeng taxis are really good at following celebrity vans. There is even a lot of competition among the sasaeng taxis. I remember riding one and thinking that I could die."

- On the issue of personal information being hacked: "Smaller sites are easy to find the password to. It takes about two to three days at most."

- The sasaeng fan who guested on the show started in her first year of junior high. "I began as a TVXQ sasaeng and then moved on to another group. There is a wide range of sasaeng fan ages from elementary school students to 40 year olds. There are even some pregnant women who come and camp out overnight, as well as a lot of Japanese and Chinese fans."

- Asked to choose the worst type of sasaeng fan: "Sasaeng fans who touch or hit the star. One time, a member was walking out when a sasaeng fan grabbed him by the back of his hair and caused him to fall over. He ended up injuring his tailbone. She only did it because she wanted to be remembered by him, even if it's for something bad."

- The ultimate goal of sasaeng fans: "To become their friend."



1. [+127, -7] Don't call sasaengs 'fans'... They're stalkers, not fans ㅡㅡ

2. [+101, -5] Crazy b*tches

3. [+87, -4] Sasaeng has to be a psychological disease

4. [+23, -3] The thing that surprised me the most about this broadcast was that I always assumed sasaengs would be in their teens but they were all over 20 years old~ I thought it was just a phase teens went through and gave up once they entered the real world but I guess once you've been a sasaeng for 10 years, your sense of reality becomes warped.

5. [+19, -5] Not sasaeng fans but sasaeng criminals

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lightframes 30th-Mar-2013 04:09 am (UTC)
The ultimate goal of sasaeng fans: "To become their friend."

Um...
45s 30th-Mar-2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
Mte. I'm like "....girl...."
lysblack 30th-Mar-2013 04:10 am (UTC)
bea_chan22 30th-Mar-2013 04:10 am (UTC)
The ultimate goal of sasaeng fans: "To become their friend."

??????????
mizzyoung 30th-Mar-2013 04:17 am (UTC)
Can sasaeng fans not?
scubajr 30th-Mar-2013 04:21 am (UTC)
cottonowl 30th-Mar-2013 08:40 am (UTC)
Denholm no!
jia_zhang 30th-Mar-2013 04:23 am (UTC)
Don't call sasaengs 'fans'... They're stalkers, not fans

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Seriously, people need to stop referring to these wackjobs as fans of any kind. They are mothafucking stalkers.

And the ludicrousness of their goal: "To become their friend". Like HOMYGODS. These people have serious problems and delusions. Clearly there is no stalking law in SK. Wow, like wow.

I also wonder, how do people find the TIME to even do all of this. I barely have time to sleep much less stalk. I mean...school...and jobs...and living. O_O It really baffles the mind.
ceecile 30th-Mar-2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
Some turn to prostitution in order to be able to afford all this.
hisjulliet 30th-Mar-2013 04:25 am (UTC)
The ultimate goal of sasaeng fans: "To become their friend"

lmao this is reminding me of that Stalker Sarah chick that calls celebrities her best friends
hisjulliet 30th-Mar-2013 04:31 am (UTC)
You wait 30 minutes to see them for three seconds. It's worth it because you're so happy for those three seconds. I'll lay down newspaper in front of the dorm and sleep.

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22by7 30th-Mar-2013 04:27 am (UTC)
#firstworldproblems
ticket_oneway 30th-Mar-2013 05:24 am (UTC)
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jjang_intae 30th-Mar-2013 04:30 am (UTC)


The ultimate goal of sasaeng fans: "To become their friend."

Yeah because people sleep on newspapers outside their friends houses and hide in their attics

Edited at 2013-03-30 04:35 am (UTC)
aeries_amethyst 30th-Mar-2013 04:41 am (UTC)
Sasaeng fans honestly scare the crap out of me o.O I mean, that level of stalking and delusion can not be healthy *shivers*
es2pido 30th-Mar-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
Ew.
hellicoptajuuce 30th-Mar-2013 04:56 am (UTC)
all these mini-accounts are obvious selfish behaviour there isnt consideration for the other party
motoko_n 30th-Mar-2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
Do you mind telling me who this guy in your icon is please? :)

Edited at 2013-03-30 05:15 pm (UTC)
liaison_alley 30th-Mar-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
Mental illness is a helluva drug.
jongkeyisreal 30th-Mar-2013 05:28 am (UTC)
psycho and disgustingly pathetic smh
keithfan_sra 30th-Mar-2013 05:49 am (UTC)
One time, a member was walking out when a sasaeng fan grabbed him by the back of his hair and caused him to fall over. He ended up injuring his tailbone. She only did it because she wanted to be remembered by him, even if it's for something bad. Good grief, ouch. That'd be so scary. *shaking my head*
It's such a mess. Basically this--> 5. [+19, -5] Not sasaeng fans but sasaeng criminals.

love323able 30th-Mar-2013 06:02 am (UTC)
crazy stuff
yeolcarp 30th-Mar-2013 06:56 am (UTC)
It's interesting to read and hear about sasaeng fans, but I really want to know about their family and what their friends think about it, too. Obviously it's not healthy and probably guzzles up an insane amount of money.
forestofthedead 30th-Mar-2013 09:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, especially for those sasaengs in elementary school. Do their parents really let them do things like this?
sobaek 30th-Mar-2013 07:59 am (UTC)
the goal is to be their friend so we stalk them, take away pretty much all of their privacy, physically abuse them, make their lives frigging miserable...

bumie 30th-Mar-2013 08:55 am (UTC)
they have problems , serious ones

Edited at 2013-03-30 08:55 am (UTC)
prettylittlem 30th-Mar-2013 09:05 am (UTC)
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jjang_intae 30th-Mar-2013 09:20 am (UTC)
+1 *still not getting over School 2013*
keyllastic 30th-Mar-2013 09:26 am (UTC)
One thing I find a little scary is how foreign fans also get "exploited" by sasaeng.
This isn't really about an encounter with sasaeng, but made me think later on... In Dec-Jan, I went to hang around SM (because I see nothing wrong about just standing a good distance away looking like an idiot - that is, when you don't even plan on doing anything, just chatting with a bunch of friends). I was at the old building; suddenly, some of the Koreans came to ask me whom was I waiting, and when we hit the language barrier they went to find another fan who could explain me. She actually had a long, long list of addresses to show on her phone: hairdressers, dorms, you name it. All the girls knew where the idols were supposed to be at that given time and could recite their cars' registration plate numbers. It was creepy, although the people were helpful - but I have the feeling they were being helpful just because I was obviously foreign, and had I stayed with them at the old building, who knows. ://
a_cheshire_grin 30th-Mar-2013 11:53 am (UTC)
She actually had a long, long list of addresses to show on her phone: hairdressers, dorms, you name it. All the girls knew where the idols were supposed to be at that given time and could recite their cars' registration plate numbers.

This is beyond scary!

Who were you waiting for, if you don't mind me asking?!

I think if I ever went to Korea, I would also like to visit the SM building to see if I could maybe see DBSK, SNSD, EXO or Shinee, but like you I would also keep my distance and I would seriously NOT wait for hours outside in the cold or hot weather only to catch a glimpse at my biases for like 5 seconds! o___O
noireyume 30th-Mar-2013 09:44 am (UTC)
The ultimate goal of sasaeng fans: "To become their friend."

yeah, sure. I don't think any of those crazy people even know what friendship is.
kyunqsoo 30th-Mar-2013 11:02 am (UTC)
"He ended up injuring his tailbone. She only did it because she wanted to be remembered by him, even if it's for something bad" ......... so done with this
erisinia every time I read about sasaengs, man. gives me the willies30th-Mar-2013 11:24 am (UTC)
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hipployta Re: every time I read about sasaengs, man. gives me the willies30th-Mar-2013 11:32 am (UTC)
This gif...life giving
asnindie 30th-Mar-2013 11:28 am (UTC)
The ones that hurt the idol should be banned or something, can they do that? There needs to be some deterrence because people seem to barely bat an eyelid at physical abuse.
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