6:12 pm - 01/13/2019

Jaejoong talks about sexual harassment by sasaengs

On January 6th, Jaejoong appeared in the Japanese TV show “行列のできる法律相談所”. He revealed troubles caused by his fans. That day, the co-star Masaki Sugano, talked about his real experience of being hugged by three “smooth skinned” middle-aged female fans. “If an ojisan (older man) hugs a young girl, it is absolutely sexual harassment…” He revealed that he had doubts about it.

About such hugging by fans, lawyer Harumo Kitamura stated that there is no problem as long as the entertainer accepts it, but if the person being touched feels “uncomfortable”, and the other part is conscious about it, then it can be considered sexual/violation assault. He said that, recently, excessive acts by fans toward the artists are considered problematic.

When Jaejoong was asked about similar experiences, he made the shocking confession “There were many fans who broke into my bedroom“. “In the middle of the night, while I was sleeping, on top of me…“. With the movements of the body, she/he looked down from the top to his sleeping face. While everybody in the studio was screaming, he finished “this happened many times“. I was stunned by this, too.

source: s.rbbtoday via ijaefans
lil_poisonfrog 14th-Jan-2019 05:08 pm (UTC)
I remember a post about that here where a certain banned user tried to argue "but....men should never get physical with a woman FOR ANY REASON" and it's like jfc. Normally I'd agree, but I don't think it's fair to expect any victim of stalking not to retaliate regardless of gender. I mean it's basically terrorism on an individual level. Even if it's a rare occurrence, are men not allowed to defend themselves when they are in danger of a psycho female aggressor? I can be pretty militant re women's issues but that's just absurd to me.
the3rdjester 14th-Jan-2019 05:18 pm (UTC)
What sasaengs exhibit is criminal behaviour and I totally understand when idols, who are and have been their victims, retaliate because they're fed up. And especially considering their own companies don't support them against sasaengs, because it's "good business" (I still can't get over that fucking fiasco with SM and airplane tickets regarding sasaengs, ffs).
lil_poisonfrog 14th-Jan-2019 05:25 pm (UTC)
Imo SM is the main culprit for cultivating sasaeng culture in Kpop. They mastered it to a T with their early groups and then applied the same strategy to all the later groups to ensure those fanbases were just as rabid. None of the Big 3 are admirable obv but YG doesn't seem to care about fandoms much and JYP seems to be stricter with fan boundaries these days at least.
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