When Oppa Doesnt Wish toRealize You: Idols vs. SasaengsWritten via Madi On Might 12, 2016Sasaeng. The onlynoteany individualconcerned amongst Korean entertainment doesnt wish to hear. Its a identify that doesnt reign of glory and top praise. Sasaengs are the ones who ruin it for the many.
What began out as an effortlessrisk freeI am hoping senpai will notice me way of life for sasaengs turned into hacking into idols phones, calling them repeatedly, developingpretend accounts of acknowledged idols, stalking them to and from a location, breaking into their homes, and/or hecticnow notbest the artists, yet their families whilst they’re on vacation.
And for anti-fans, its more about spreading negative rumors and slanders of someones call and image. Theres not much to gain outdoor of the sheer thrill of impacting and harmful someones life.
While all artists will in the future acceptthose type of fans, it more or less feels that the ones basically heard about (and are out of control) are the artists belonging to SM Entertainment. Not to mention, SME seems very overdueat the uptake of scuffling withopposed to sasaengs and anti-fans alike. As early as 2012, artists from YGE, JYP, Woolim, C-JeS Entertainment, and other corporations own taken up the mantle of shielding themselves. By way of fighting against sasaengs, its a littlemore challenging since not much can be done if nobodyused to beharm physically. This may smartly be the reason as to why idols are being more outspoken about droppinggentle on their movementsas a substitute of keeping silent.
EXO’s Chanyeol and Sehun during reside recordings on V app have called out enthusiasts or picked up a telephone call, yelling into the receiver to prevent calling them. SHINee’s Key and SNSDs Taeyeon have called out sasaengs on their Instagrams about their habit and activitiesin opposition to the idols, calling them again and again or adding them into fan chats without their consent. f(x)’s Luna has also announced her displeasure of these “fans”. Key turned intoin particular vocal about the issue:
you can’t call yourself a fan you deficientfolks IT was 6am. Recently, Ive been receiving numerous messages and make touch with calls. This is in reality insulting and I cant stand it. To people who flooded my phone with six hundred messages, please stop.
Idols aren’t observed much as individuals in the arena of business, but more in ordergadgets and livestock. Firms seek to make a benefit off in their vocals, visuals, and performances. Keeping this in mind, businessesadvertise their “property” so asto extend sales and value. SM has a tendency to sell its idols as not so much artists, but as objects to be idolized. An idol (as an object) only serves one motive and it's far to be worshipped. It doesn’t have a life, likes or dislikes, choices, unfastened will, or anything elsethat might brand it human.
A corporate like SME most definitely doesn’t imagine taking much action against sasaengs because they’re a approach of profit. It’s not an unknown fact that SM dominates in physical sales. For example, in the final quarter of 2015 in line with the Gaon Chart, SME had the head physical album sales. Whilst youaccept as true witha collection like EXO which has currently nine members, pair them with a sasaeng fan who unconditionally supports them, there’s an overlyexcellentlikelihood said user volitionpurchase 9 copies of one album, compensating for each and every member. Mix the ideal with a widestaff of sasaengs, and there’s the really extensive portion of sales. So dont remove a earnings because while you act against it, itll pull out its support.
With this type of promotional marketing system, some of usoverlook that at the back of the idol prestige is a person. Strip them off the reputation and theyre only one of us. No one in their appropriatebrain would do that to someone they know, respect, or maybe someone they dont know. Harassment, bullying, breaking and entering, trespassing, and stalking are all wrong. Each personturns outto realize this with the exception of for them.
Actions like this are very hard to regulate in a position like Korea where, at one point, there wasnt much of an anti-stalking law. But seeing how the actions of sasaengs can put their life, an idols life, or individuals unrelated in danger, a more potent constabulary has been enforced with upper fines and conceivableprison time. Granted, its only been presented this year but there’s hope such a law might be taken seriously when humansdocument stalking or dangerous and unwanted attention.
Some anti-fans think artists are deserving of such actions simply because theyre an idol pursuing a dream. And with that status comes hardships they need to beworking out of and maintainas it “comes with the job.” That its ok totopic them to stalking, harassment, privacy invasion, etc., because “they must know better.” In truth, there’s no smartexplanation why for any one to be treated with malice or shaming for unjust goal or “just because”.
Idols generallydon'tintellectassembly or spending time with fans. Thats the sole goal of fan meetings, the Daum cafe, and now Naver’s V app. Occasions and interactions should be on an artist and companys terms. An organization sets up a meeting time, location, and date and lets in fans to get right of access to the event. Calling someone like Chanyeol and Taeyeon continuously in hopes theyll pick out up? Not okay. There isn't any mutual agreement, especially if the idol didnt give out their data in the primary place.
When it comes to sasaengs, oppa or unnie doesn'tneedto note you. Them picking up the telephone and yelling announcing not to name them, thats not being noticed. Thats responding to harassment. For anti-fans, youre getting spotted but that incorporatesthe chance of a lawsuit notification and a police officer appearing up at your door to place you lot in handcuffs.
What steps would you're taking against anti-fans and sasaengs alike? If it is really useful to create a law against these forms of “fans”, what prerequisites would you include? What are your emotions approximately idols in spite of everything taking steps to combat back against malicious comments?
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