Fans of K-Pop groups are generally respectful and mindful of their behaviour. However, there are the occasional incidents where overzealous fans overstep their boundaries and threaten to ruin the experience for everyone.
BTS were recently in Taiwan for their 2016 Asian Tour, and the group were met with a massive crowd at the airport. However, the fans' excitement was quite excessive, so much so that Jimin, Suga, and Jin were being pushed over by the overzealous crowd. A fan managed to capture a video of the mayhem, which was overwhelming to say the least:
In response to these recent incidents, BTS' agency BigHit Entertainment issued out a notice addessing the incident before asking fans to follow the proper ettiqutte and to respect the BTS boy's private space.
Here's the notice in its entirety:
BigHit Entertainment notice regarding the BTS Tour in Asia
BigHit Entertainment would like to share our regrets over the recent incidents when some fans showed their affection for BTS in a wrong manner. Such attitude of a small number of people can and do cause harm on a lot of people, including BTS members.
BTS is participating in ‘2016 BTS LIVE [The Most Beautiful Moment in Life on stage: epilogue] tour for countries such as Taiwan, Japan and so on. Some fans…
-used the same airlines with BTS on purpose and kept trying to talk to BTS or taking pictures of the members, despite restraints by BigHit staff and security guards.
- tried to sit next to BTS members on board,
- attempted to get a hold of BTS members by making physical contacts and etc.
BigHit Entertainment takes safety of BTS and fans as number one priority and does its best to secure the safety of BTS members by allocating as many security guards as possible on site. We also politely ask fans to stay safe and to follow the fan etiquettes.
If any of the incidents on the above list happens, BTS and fans will be affected directly. It will also damage the image and future activities of BTS very seriously. To prevent such unpleasant incidents and to help BTS successfully finish the tour, Big Hit Entertainment hereby asks all the fans to follow the etiquette and rules mutually agreed among fans around the world.
BTS and BigHit Entertainment are always grateful for your love and support.
Thank you for your kind cooperation and understanding.
From BigHit Entertainment
It's unfortunate that some overzealous fans have no respect over the privacy of others. Hopefully the Taiwan incident was a one-off and there won't be any more cases of behaviour like this!