9:58 pm - 11/02/2018

GOT7’s Youngjae Expresses Frustration (yet again) About Sasaengs Contacting him on KKT

from Soompi:

GOT7’s Youngjae has given a stern warning and ultimatum to sasaengs who continue to invade his privacy.

The idol took to his personal Instagram account and posted a screenshot of a KakaoTalk message he received from an unknown person. He expressed his frustrations at the constant invasion of privacy as he wrote, “I don’t like messages like this either, so just stop. Everybody please stop, stop it. Do my words mean nothing to you? I have a limit to how much I can take. Do you think it would make you feel good? Constantly being contacted by people you don’t know?”

He gave a stern warning as he added, “I’ve tried to say this politely a few times but you never listen. From now on, I’m going to screenshot and collect all of these messages. Please help make sure that my Instagram account isn’t plastered with texts like this.”

This is not the first time Youngjae has spoken out against sasaengs and their invasive actions. He wrote his first message in 2016 and asked that people be more respectful about privacy, and also expressed his worry that someone might get hurt following GOT7 around.

Fellow GOT7 member Jackson was involved in a car accident in September 2016 due to people following him on his way to the airport in China. In July 2017, Mark wrote about being followed from the airport to their dorms, and asked for it to stop. In June 2018, Youngjae took to Instagram once more to ask sasaengs to stop sending him KakaoTalk messages.

[screencaps of his IG posts (they´ve since then been deleted)]

Source: Soompi / bestofjinyoung / OHMYGOT7Forum 1 2 3

God, what is wrong with people, honestly? Omg @ the ones that had the gall to try and mask themselves as "concerned fans" when they literally contacted him through a number they could've only obtained by a sasaeng? jfc...

Edit: there's a pann-choa post about it now as well that has one more IG post in it that I missed

Edit2: it's reported Youngjae has now deleted his kkt acc
mikachi613 2nd-Nov-2018 08:47 pm (UTC)
I was watching as all those posts went up one by one and was shaking my head the whole time.
There needs to be legal consequences for this level of harassment and stalking. SK needs new legislation.
nekokonneko 2nd-Nov-2018 09:02 pm (UTC)
Same :( I feel so bad for him because there's nothing I can do and he's spoken out about this so many times to no avail. He really should just publicly post the numbers and messgaes of people stalking and harassing him
vintage_boom 2nd-Nov-2018 09:06 pm (UTC)
legislation would probably take too long tbh BUT these apps can and should do something to protect people from targeted harassment like this and like what some women receive. they could implement something tomorrow but they just dont.
pepsi_twist9 2nd-Nov-2018 09:37 pm (UTC)
I think there will be legal action this time around. One of the major accounts (one that created a gc) threatened to kill Youngjae because people got her account deleted. Regardless of whether or not she can harm Youngjae she made an actual threat.
sra_interesante 2nd-Nov-2018 10:03 pm (UTC)
that's sad :/

idols have no option here, kpop agencies dont care about protecting artists personal info . They basically take the easiest option like ignoring or pretending they dont know ... of course sasaeng take advantage of agencies ineptitude

most sasaeng are entitled af and have such a twisted mind that even enjoy this kind of exposure
goshipgurl 2nd-Nov-2018 10:14 pm (UTC)
"i'm not a sasaeng" LOL OF COURSE YOU ARE

honestly messenger apps like kkt & whatsapp have to change their privacy settings so that only people that have each others numbers can write messages. it's so annoying that anybody that has your number can contact you. i've gotten a bunch of spam messages from people trying to sell me stuff and you can only block them after they already texted you.

goshipgurl 2nd-Nov-2018 10:15 pm (UTC)
idols should just reveal the numbers of those fans, i think taeyeon once did it.
ironicmustache 3rd-Nov-2018 12:01 am (UTC)
baekhyun did it once and then got in trouble because the # said he revealed he wrong number (which how could he cause he just showed his phone as they were calling) and now all the fans were calling them and making threats. pretty sure they were just cosplaying as an innocent person so he'd get in trouble, but i dont remember all the details.
dropit87 3rd-Nov-2018 03:25 am (UTC)
I was cackling when he did that. Serves that person right, you don't listen to when he's asked you to stop, then he has a right to leak your number
nekokonneko 3rd-Nov-2018 07:07 am (UTC)
I think the sasaengs were using devices that show their number as some random person's so they avoid getting caught? Like a vpn for phones
lydzi 3rd-Nov-2018 12:56 am (UTC)
I couldn't be an idol, I honestly don't have the patience:/ People on tumblr were all "but why is he being mean to all of us?" oO Stfu, Youngjae is being actually mild af here. I really hope they take it legally till the end and that fans will stop shielding those kind of behaviors. Sasaengs are so 2008, please. They need to go extinct asap.

violoncelliste 3rd-Nov-2018 04:13 am (UTC)
poor guys, i'm honestly so sorry
kewtah 3rd-Nov-2018 04:52 am (UTC)
Man, idol culture fuckin sucks.
rightclick5ave 3rd-Nov-2018 06:36 am (UTC)
Rania members' kkt info were on sale/exchange too, and Zi.U ended up changing her number just to reset her kkt ID. (pretty sure they were international sasaengs because no one knows or cares enough about Rania in Korea to do shit like this)

if a nugu like her can be this affected, I can't even begin to imagine how much shit more popular idols receive every day :/
yuujinchous 3rd-Nov-2018 12:35 pm (UTC)
as far as i know, this has been happening for years now and it's not the first time youngjae has asked people to stop contacting him on kkt. will jype actually do something about it? i'm not convinced but i hope their silence right now means that they have something in the works to stop this mess. especially since it's come to a point where those sasaengs are actually threatening youngjae/got7 with death threats. fans seem to be particularly loud about this issue this time so maybe?
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