K-Pop idols are often the recipients of high praise and love from their fans. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true with many idols receiving scary messages and worse from anonymous users online. TXT‘s Beomgyu and Hueningkai are the latest targets of threats from online users.
On the Weverse social platform, fans are able to leave messages that idols are able to see and respond to. Concerned fans have spotted users leaving graphic depictions of violence they allegedly plan to take against Beomgyu and Hueningkai during the US leg of TXT’s 2022 TOMORROW X TOGETHER WORLD TOUR <ACT : LOVE SICK> tour.
— ty♡ (@suga_gloss03) July 4, 2022
Beomgyu recently got severe death threats on weverse, this is no joke. The person who wrote this is not okay at all, even if it’s only ‘to joke around’. I am VERY worried about Beomgyu, please moa spread this. Let’s protect him. #PROTECTBEOMGYU pic.twitter.com/7qBFIXvH7J
— J (@divinetaetaee) July 5, 2022
Fans worried for Beomgyu and Hueningkai’s safety have sent messages to HYBE in order to make the company aware of the threats being made and in hopes of the company beefing up security for the group.
IF U NEED AN UPDATED TEMPLATE REGARDING 🧸 AND 🐧 I MADE ONE!
PLEASE EMAIL BIGHIT IMMEDIATELY!!!! https://t.co/fLRH9gWhgS
— act : em 🌱 | ia (@emstxt) July 5, 2022
Additionally, fans have also begun reaching out to the individual venues where TXT will be performing during their time in the US, with some venues appearing to respond and assure fans that the utmost care is being taken with this situation.
Moas please call up all the venues. I believe the Rosemond and Fox theater already responded. Let’s call in for the other theaters and send emails. Especially for the ones in California (San Jose and LA) let’s make sure those are filled with tight security as well! #txt #moa https://t.co/YWcJVwaq5H
— On TXT Lockdown! 🦋 (@NainaSi91356716) July 6, 2022
BRO FOX THEATER WAS SO FAST AT REPLYING pic.twitter.com/2sQiIQoVZa
— Myla + TXT reunion???? (@glcflwr) July 5, 2022
HYBE has not yet responded to the concerns presented by fans, but many are attempting to bring more awareness to the situation by using the hashtags #ProtectBeomgyu and #ProtectHueningKai.