How far is the obsession of the fans? Learn what sasaeng do and why they harass K-pop idols. What is a sasaeng fan ?, See one of the dangers to which face the idols of the K-pop.
The K-pop is a very striking and musical style filled with groups of boys, girls and soloists that surprise viewers around the world for their skills in singing, rapping, dancing and modeling.
You’ve probably seen some video of groups of people with cameras enormous following the idols in airports, on the street or even in restaurants, these fanatics are better known as sasaengs , we tell you all you need to know about them below.
WHAT DOES ‘SASAENG’ MEAN?
Originally pronounced as ‘sa-seng’ and in Korean it means ‘ personal life’, they are groups of fans from various K-pop groups who seek information from their favorite artist in order to get closer to him or them, but to a degree. of harassment that endangers the life of celebrity .
The sasaengs are dedicated to harassing and invade the personal space of rappers and K-pop singers , they get idol data such as their cell phone number, personal email and address to know everything they are doing.
In the buildings and facilities of entertainment companies , obsessed fans camp out to take pictures of Korean pop artists, as there is a significant flow of people.
In activities abroad, sasaengs fans buy plane tickets near idols, take photos secretly and without permission from the singer or rapper, there have even been cases of fans who sneak into idols’ rooms. WTF !!!
WHERE DO SASAENGS GET THE MONEY TO GO ON SO MANY TRIPS AND CHASE IDOLS?
As most of these obsessed fans leave school and work to pay the expenses to follow their favorite idol , others get jobs within the companies of Korean entertainment to be closer to them, they sell information to other sasaengs and others come from families with money.
HOW DO SASAENGS GET INFORMATION?
There are people who are called ‘ Homemaster ‘ and they are those fans who are very active in the fandom and have a lot of private information about the idols, for example: their activity agent, the flights they will take, the line they will use, upcoming public appearances and projects, ‘ Homemasters ‘ make money by selling this data to sasaengs .
Another way in which sasaengs get close to idols is by sharing, meaning that if someone has an idol’s phone number , they can change it for other information.
There are taxi drivers who provide their services to sasaengs fans, the drivers try to follow the idols’ vehicles to know where they are going and who they are going with, this type of chase is very dangerous for both parties.
Lately as sasaengs fans show their full might on V Live broadcasts , when idols interact with their fandom, many Korean pop figures have received calls in the middle of the live video for sasaengs .