BTS‘s J-Hope recently returned from Tokyo, Japan. He was there to promote HYBE‘s new pop-up. Unfortunately, he ran into some trouble on the way back. J-Hope allegedly lost his luggage at the airport and had to settle the matter personally.
While this would be normal in most cases, J-Hope is no ordinary man. As one of the most prominent Korean celebrities worldwide, walking around unprotected may put him in danger. What’s more, he returned from a business-related schedule, something that should warrant a manager with him.
yall really go let hobi run around the airport ALONE find his luggage when someone took it, no manger or bodyguard???? on top of that he is the only soloist member who had no radio album. tf is wrong with you hybe pic.twitter.com/xT7uxOpph0
— star ⁷ ♡'s makima (@agustdackerman) December 7, 2022
Fans called out the label for not paying enough attention to J-Hope.
HYBE famously has around a hundred staff members on the management team. Fans wondered why not even one out of the hundred management staff could receive J-Hope from the airport or follow him back.
- “Did Bang Shi Hyuk eat all hundred of the management staff? Is that why he’s so bloated?”
- “Huh, that’s kinda… There’s no bodyguard or manager. It’s too much.”
- “F*ck, I hope HYBE goes down.”
- “Wow, they really need to be chewed out for this.”
- “Impossible. Where did the hundred management staff go to?”
On the other hand, some international fans claim that this behavior should be normal. As an adult, J-Hope is fully capable of handling himself.
i still can’t believe some of y’all were upset that hobi, a 28 year old man, was walking around on his own in an airport
— panda⁷✘ 🌊 SOOBIN DAY || fan account (@njkoospanda) December 7, 2022
Fact: the only thing Hobi was in danger from at the airport was the psycho sasaengs filming him. Remove them from the equation and let him live a normal adult life, I beg, he’s not a fkn child. No one helps me when I can’t find my luggage ffs. 🤦🏻♀️
— Eri 👑⁷ HAPPY🛸BIRTHDAY🌙SEOKJINDIGO!💙💖 (@7BangtanKings) December 7, 2022
Regardless, others feel that if he was traveling for work, he should be fully taken care of by his management.