They say you should never meet your heroes; the same can be true for K-Pop idols. After all, famous or not, we’re all human, and nobody is perfect. Idols, in particular, must maintain a certain public image that may (or may not) be in line with who they are in private.
Although many fans have had incredible, memorable moments with idols, other fans have, unfortunately, had less pleasant experiences. On Reddit, netizens shared “never meet your idols moments” that changed how they see some K-Pop stars.
1. Rude to the wait staff
According to one netizen, their friend witnessed Seungri being disrespectful at a restaurant.
2. Dreams crushed at a fan event
One fan “had her dreams crushed” by her favorite K-Pop idol while at a fan sign. Fortunately, for every red flag in the entertainment industry, there’s a green one. Unlike this unnamed idol, SHINee were “just lovely,” especially Key.
3. The 3rd-gen leader who requested a prettier translator
Yes, you read that correctly.
If his words are ever accidentally mistranslated, we’ll know why!
4. The Mr. Darcy Effect
One fan’s bias turned out to be the least friendly member of his group…but she still stans him.
The heart wants what the heart wants!
5. If looks could kill
One Redditor recalled dancing at an event…and getting death-glared for it for seemingly no reason at all.
6. Ex-trainee spills the tea
The road to stardom isn’t easy, but many K-Pop trainees are willing to put in the work to make their dreams come true. Unfortunately, for some trainees, the experience isn’t a positive one.