BigHit Entertainment has released an official list of fansites who have displayed unacceptable saesang behavior toward BTS.
On January 14, this list of blacklisted fansite names was posted to BTS’s fan cafe, along with the fansites’ etiquette violations. These violations include illegal photography, illegal ticket sales, and invasions of BTS’s privacy at airports. Those on the list have had their fan club memberships canceled.
Although most fans respect BTS’s personal space at airports, airport safety and privacy have become growing concerns for BTS.
Banning and publically outing the offenders has shown that BigHit Entertainment has zero tolerance for such behavior.
Although saesangs are nothing new, fans were shocked to discover a number of their favorite BTS photographers on the list. Fans are now encouraging their fellow ARMYs not to share media created by these blacklisted fansites.
we really can’t trust anybody in stan twt
— mosquito; taekook selca 2k19 (@trivialusts) January 14, 2019
oh God, i just heard this news and im totally shocked! and kinda disappointed when seeing that my fav fansite's name is on Bighit's black list 🤐🤐 tbh, i really love your photos which you gave us and i will always truly appreciate them no matters what 💜 pic.twitter.com/ni2znjS43j
— little star shines in its own galaxy 🌟 (@seraphngn) January 14, 2019
One of the fansites on the list is believed be Carrot Nuna, a well-known Jungkook-focused fansite.
He read her name @/carrotnuna and then he avoids looking into her camera and the mood change is instant
She is on Bighit’s BLACKLIST, please BLOCK AND UNFOLLOW. A few photos can NEVER be worth our boys’ comfort pic.twitter.com/lTuhqOSkqr
— did u eat BOB (@nomnochu) January 14, 2019
Although blacklisting alone will not solve BTS’s growing saesang problem, this list may convince other fansites to reevaluate their own behavior, to avoid being added to the list of offenders.