As great as 99% of K-Pop fans are, some can be a little bit overbearing at times. For GOT7's Youngjae, he recently wrote a long and sincere Instagram message to all of their fans, and expressed his concerns and discomfort over those who follow the group religiously.
Here's a translation of Youngjae's message:
Hello, this is GOT7's Youngjae.
Day after day, I'm strengthened from all of our fans' love for us.
But to those who film us during our private time, such as at airports, I feel that it's necessary to respect one another's personal space. (For example when the contents of my phone screen can be seen clearly.) When I see fans taking pictures of us even as they're walking with us, I worry that they might trip, and also that it might cause a nuisance to others in public, so it would be greatly appreciated if you could take greater care.
And to those who remain in front of our dorm late in the evenings, or those who follow our cars dangerously during our schedules, I'm worried that an unexpected and dangerous situation can occur. I hope we can maintain a relationship where we meet each other in safe, healthy environments.
Thank you for reading through these ugly words.
iGOT7, I love you very much.
Let's stay together for a long time to come. (Thanks in advance to anyone who can translate this in Japanese, Chinese, English, Thai, etc.)
There's no doubt that most fans are respectful of GOT7 (and all other groups), but sometimes harsh truths need to be said to the slightly more overzealous fans out there.
Check out Youngjae's message right here: