Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung recently held fan meetings in both South Korea and Japan. She met fans through MY MUSE, where she not only treated fans to live performances but also gave them a chance to meet her up close. While a fan got to dance with the star…
op suggest to dance a sjjd song where sooyoung was the center and sooyoung agree to dance galaxy supernova❤️pic.twitter.com/12j9zTHBdy
— Mini is on a trip✈️ (@ayohelloitsMini) September 23, 2023
…other fans got to take photos with her. One fan decided to break the unspoken rule between fans and idols by touching her without her consent. In the following screenshots, you can see how he tries to reach up to touch her back. He could simply be posing for the photo, or trying to get her attention, but he did not ask her before he made the move.
A staff steps in quickly and puts a protective arm between the fan and Sooyoung. The staff also politely informs the fan about not touching Sooyoung.
While the fan did not make any further attempt to touch Sooyoung, he leaned in close for the photograph. The close distance made other fans online uncomfortable after they saw the full video.
Fanbases began warning others to respect Sooyoung by not touching her without consent.
For fans who are going to MY MUSE, please respect the boundaries.
Sooyoung is making this fanmeeting for us to have more beautiful memories together.
You can’t touch her without her consent.
Please keep that in mind 🙏
Let’s respect her hard work.pic.twitter.com/Fd2GMTn9Jo
— for Sooyoung Choi: (@sooyoungnews) September 26, 2023
Other fans were rightfully angry about the situation.
This person touching Sooyoung during her fansign, seemed like poking her back. What you doing? You want to be famous that bad? Please behave. https://t.co/8iJgOUgwR2
— イザ The One (@SooZarr) September 26, 2023
why was the guy’s face hidden though? perpetrators of these kinds of act should not be blurred out! https://t.co/3L4ZY4TRlP
— vhee (@vernagarbin) September 26, 2023
i’m so freaking pissed.. this weirdo better not show up on any other fanmeet stops.
being a ‘fan’ doesn’t give you the right to touch sooyoung without her consent. know how to respect her personal space. https://t.co/7zx4At4I1c
— daph 🤍 (@syoungshine) September 26, 2023
The fanmeeting was a place for Sooyoung to interact with her fans in a safe space. Such fans only serve to sully the time and memories for both Sooyoung and her true fans.