6:07 pm - 09/29/2018

Wanna One’s Agency Apologizes For Manager’s Violent Actions

On September 28, a fan uploaded a video on their Twitter of Wanna One’s manager forcibly pushing a fan onto the ground at the airport. The video became a hot issue as many found his actions excessive and violent.
The following day, Swing Entertainment issued an official response on their Twitter page and apologized for the manager’s actions.

“Hello. This is Swing Entertainment.

“We apologize for troubling fans about the video that is currently coming under fire online.
“The video in question was filmed at the airport on [September 28th] while departing Thailand, and the person [in the video] is indeed a manager of the company. After watching the video, the manager is deeply reflecting for taking excessive measures and will be disciplined accordingly.

“We’re greatly sorry to the fan in the video as something that should not happen under any circumstances has happened. We deeply apologize to all the fans for causing trouble through this disgraceful incident.
“We will do our best to prevent this type of ordeal from happening again through more thorough training.
“Once again, we apologize to the fans who love Wanna One, and we will become a Swing Entertainment that makes a greater effort.”

Source: @sushi0105, @WannaOne_twt via soompi

This seems to be the same manager, who was violent towards fans before (Past video).
theweebdream 29th-Sep-2018 04:24 pm (UTC)
Holy fuck just fucking drop him. Lord knows what happens when he does it to a fan that has money and gets his ass sued.
goshipgurl 29th-Sep-2018 04:44 pm (UTC)
came here to ask, that's not the first time their managers have pushed fans, right?
i mean, i understand that managers might get annoyed at fans who push and yell at idols, but pushing them away is not the right solution.
if companies would hire actual security and bodyguards for their celebs, and not let managers and maybe airport security do the job, this would have never happened.
sra_interesante 29th-Sep-2018 05:19 pm (UTC)
yeah, feels like a dejavu because i do remember some others controversies about wanna one staff violent/rude behaviour

then you find all those fancams of sasaengs around wanna one members .. its like a competition about who can be act worse
krissasaur 29th-Sep-2018 11:05 pm (UTC)
idek whats happening in the second video????????
killua89 30th-Sep-2018 03:44 am (UTC)
The manager took the fan's phone without permission and looked through it while she was talking to jihoon

this post explains it better lol https://pann-choa.blogspot.com/2018/08/enter-talk-someones-interfering-wanna.html
krissasaur 30th-Sep-2018 11:10 am (UTC)
oh wtf.............???????
rockerista03 30th-Sep-2018 04:17 am (UTC)
Why would you even go through personal accounts without the fan's permission jfc
mlmello 29th-Sep-2018 08:32 pm (UTC)
agencies need to hire proper security guards that are trained to handle these situations.
and this man not simply pushed the girl, he basically threw her on the floor. wtf.
adlyeith 29th-Sep-2018 10:04 pm (UTC)
That wasn't even just a light push, that was a full powered shove, and that fan went flying omg. I hope she's okay. The way he just kept walking nonchalantly is chilling, like wtf
premonitioner 30th-Sep-2018 02:11 am (UTC)
so...he's still not fired? amazing.
nana_the_dwarf 30th-Sep-2018 03:20 am (UTC)
Wtf? How is this douche not fired yet?
rockerista03 30th-Sep-2018 04:29 am (UTC)
After watching the video, the manager is deeply reflecting for taking excessive measures and will be disciplined accordingly.

So this means what exactly?

Understandably, managers and idols get annoyed when fans get pushy and definitely all up in their personal space leaving them unable to walk and stuff. Sasaengs are frightening after all, not to mention how much of a hazard they can be to everyone. Given that that is the situation, pushing fans away like that is too much. Hell I even saw a video of managers slapping away a fan's face and knocking her glasses off.

If they're as concerned for the idols as they say they are, they should hire bodyguards and let airport security do their jobs. Jesus, the video above just reminds me of the compilation video my friend sent me.
[Spoiler (click to open)]

I'm not too sure what happened to the other managers in the video but the BTS manager who threatened to hit Jungkook was fired.

Edited at 2018-09-30 04:29 am (UTC)
krissasaur 30th-Sep-2018 11:23 am (UTC)
Oh god. The managers clearly should handle the fans better, and I don't actually condone how they are acting at all, but those fans need to fuck off.... Holy shit. Why did I watch this. This shit makes me regret calling myself a kpop fan and enrages me. jfc.

"Hell I even saw a video of managers slapping away a fan's face and knocking her glasses off." tbh I am probably a terrible person, but she is exactly the type of person I hate. I have no sympathy for her or any fan in that.... airport?

God what is wrong with people who like kpop.
aures 30th-Sep-2018 08:01 am (UTC)
the manager shouldn't have done this, but i also think the company is at fault for not hiring bodyguards - i mean, that manager can not do everything by himself can he? :/

i'm DEF. not saying he did the right thing, i mean, it's a dick move let's face it and being violent is NEVER right but it's also the company's fault
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