It is June 3rd and I just read a post that has really touched on every concern I have about being a Kpop fan and concerns for the safety of these young idols.
I know we’ve touched on this before but here it is again.
Youngjae from Got7 posted this heartfelt and very well worded message to fans; asking them to have more respect for their private lives.
We hope that this gives some fans pause before mobbing these poor boys every where they go. I know if I met them or saw them it would take everything I had in me not to fangirl out (and I am hopefully going to Kcon so that will be put to the test quickly)! But please lets all make an effort to be better fans!
“Hello. This is GOT7′s Youngjae.
Everyday I gain strength from the love that fans give.
However, there are some who take photos and videos at places like the airport or when we are spending personal time.
I think we need to be more respectful of each other. (For example, at times when the entire screen of my cellphone is shown.) I’m worried that people following us and continuing to take photos when we are moving to a different location might fall. I would also like for people to be more careful not to disrupt other individuals in public places.
I am also very worried about a dangerous situation happening to those who stay until dawn in front of our dormitory and to those who follow us in cars when we are going to a location for individual schedules. I would like to continue meeting each other in a safe and healthy manner.
Thank you very much for reading my poor writing.
I really love you Ahgases.
Let’s continue to stay together for a long time. (If anyone can translate this into Japanese, Chinese, English, or Thai, I would really appreciate it…)