Sasaeng fans are fans of groups or usually idols, who are known to be stalkers. That in itself is already alarming, but there are more ways than just being a stalker to classify someone as a sasaeng fan.
Here are 9 toxic and unacceptable characteristics of sasaeng fans.
1. They are possessive
They get disappointed when things get in their way when it comes to being with their idols, or when their idols don’t use the gifts they give them. Furthermore, some of them tend to have fantasies that their idols like them and enjoy their company. They also stop being fans when their idols get into romantic relationships.
exo’s sasaeng fans r def one of the worst… this is the reason why he kept his fiancé a secret for YEARS. these idols don’t belong to you and they aren’t obliged to stay single just so yall can fulfill yalls sick fantasies smh https://t.co/04BivJAVLF
— ً (@karinadacpano) January 20, 2020
2. They don’t know what space is
They usually don’t understand what it means to give idols their space, and bombard them as close as they can just so they can take photos of the idols.
I'm so mad, Twice got sasaengs like these already. I'm so sorry Tzuyu that you have to encounter people like them. I hope jype takes action on this😔 pic.twitter.com/xWZQ8dTtsk
— 🖤🦢⁷ (@armyoncecult) June 5, 2019
3. They cause accidents that harm idols
They do whatever it takes to be with their idols to the point where they sometimes hurt other their idols or other idols in the process.
that nct fansite who pushed samuel then dashed with no apology ;;; pic.twitter.com/VvL2EZVTdn
— Eudia (@high10sion) April 20, 2018
from Newsen's pov, the fansite got pushed behind resulting in them pushing Siyeon
— donut 🍳🎃 (@siyeonseyes) December 23, 2019
4. They call idols at their personal phone number
To get their idol’s attention, they call them up on their personal phones despite bringing them discomfort and invading their privacy.
I’m so proud of my son Renjun for answering that sasaeng’s call I KNEW I COULD TRUST YOU!! these psychos need to stop bothering Jeno just bc he’s too nice FFS 😤 https://t.co/RsrmAcMTdZ
— Niny (@LTYKAI) January 14, 2020
5. They purchase idols’ flight details
Ever wonder how some fans manage to immediately post photos of idols right after they land? They purchase the idols’ flight details such as what time the flight is, what airport their landing on, and sometimes even their flight seats just so they could sit beside them!
6. They rent cars to follow idols where they go
They stalk their idols and rent vehicles that can follow their idols’ cars, see where they’re going and observe their activities.
Momo said 'don't follow us' with a smile and bright tone but it's the same as when they said "please protect TWICE's dorm". They're too kind but please read between the lines. They're trying hard for fans so please respect their privacy and boundaries.pic.twitter.com/Vc7enQTd04
— misa •ᴗ• (@misayeon) November 17, 2019
7. They hang out outside the idols’ dorms
Kai said during his live that there are sasaeng outside exo’s dorm and he’s going to call the police pic.twitter.com/93MyqbsizB
— 🏳️Miss Oh 🍑 엑소🏴 (@starrySehun_94) December 8, 2019
8. They disobey airport rules
Airport rules exist for a reason, but sasaengs disregard them because what’s more important for them is to be as close as they can to their idols even if it means not following them!
9. They try to get as near as they can to idols
Sasaengs try their best to get as close as they can to idols even if it means being creepy! They do whatever they can with the information they buy and take advantage of it to be as close as they can to their idols.
I hate seeing mingyu finally snapping and pissed.
the boys prob feel uncomfortable/annoyed with the constant invasion, but have to look calm/unphased by huge crowds bc that's what theyre told. but to touch ANYONE out of nowhere is rude, celebrity or not.pic.twitter.com/fi1vGt5e6q
— liv ☕ (@wooziscafe) November 16, 2019