On the July eight episode of Mnet’s leisure present “TMI News,” the hosts and company talked about how idols typically take care of harassment from folks that decision or message their private cellphone numbers.
Guests Kwon Hyun Bin (VIINI) and Shinhwa’s Jun Jin shared their personal experiences with sasaengs, who’re self-proclaimed “followers” that stalk celebrities and interact in overly obsessive habits that invades their privateness.
Kwon Hyun Bin stated, “Fans stored contacting me so I modified my cellphone quantity 3 times. The first time I modified to a brand new quantity, I assumed that somebody may discover it. So I designed my profile to appear like somebody who sells candy potatoes. I put up a photograph of candy potatoes and wrote, ‘Please ship inquiries about buying.’”
He continued, “But they ended up messaging me to say, ‘How a lot are the candy potatoes? I’ll purchase some, Hyun Bin.’”
Jun Jin requested Kwon Hyun Bin if he’d registered the cellphone quantity below his personal title. When Kwon Hyun Bin stated he had, Jun Jin advised him, “You shouldn’t do this. If you do, they’ll simply hold discovering it.” He advised that Kwon Hyun Bin register the quantity below another person’s title, like a member of the family.
“One time once I modified my quantity, I acquired a name instantly after I got here exterior,” Jun Jin stated. “It was a fan, who stated to me, ‘Congratulations on altering your quantity.’ I questioned, ‘What am I presupposed to do?’ At the time, there was no strategy to reject calls.”
Kwon Hyun Bin commented, “It looks like younger folks do it as a result of they’re curious however…” Jun Jin and host Jang Do Yeon empathized with him as they each stated, “But it’s exhausting.”
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