NCT 127 is currently kicking off their world tour Neo City: The Origin in North America and has been actively performing multiple interviews with American shows.
NCTzens have been critical of some obsessive fans, however, who have continually invaded the personal space of the NCT 127 members.
Given that NCT 127 is promoting in a foreign country, being followed around by fans can’t make their experience any easier.
i've seriously had it with nctzens this is just so embarrassing oh my god. nct deserve better than this 🙁 pic.twitter.com/WjvEKm4b6a
— leila (@dreamieloveclub) April 24, 2019
Recently, NCTzens have been angered by the fact that some fans located NCT 127’s hotel and waited outside to greet them.
These fans shared their exploits on social media, implicitly showing that they don’t find anything wrong with this situation.
im sorry even if the staff may have said it was “fine” following idols INTO their hotel is an invasion of privacy
again im sorry but i dont respect that pic.twitter.com/U5K3sb4N0b
— 🗝 (@seochangmins) April 23, 2019
In the video, the fans are seen greeting Johnny as he walks past them. As he enters the hotel, someone yells “Oh Daddy” within his earshot, just before he enters the hotel.
NCTzens have been particular disappointed that these people were willing to do this as it was extremely inappropriate, considering they were supposed fans of his.
do people not realise screaming “oh daddy” outside someones hotel where they’re gonna sleep is uncomfortable???
— 🗝 (@seochangmins) April 23, 2019
Afterwards, the people waiting outside greeted Jungwoo, Haechan, Taeyong,and Mark as they were walking towards the hotel. Noticeably, none of them responded to the fans despite having their names called by them.
As NCT 127 entered the hotel, the person filming the video even followed them into the hotel lobby.
NCTzens have been extremely disappointed with these fans, describing their behaviour as similar to saesang fans.
STOP. FOLLOWING. NCT. TO. THEIR. HOTELS. ITS FUCKING CREEPY. IT'S LITERALLY SASAENG BEHAVIOR. THEY'RE TIRED AND STILL PUTTING UP WITH YALLS ASSES. JUST FUCKING STOP!!!
— (Darling) Roachie | JONGHYUN MONTH (@hwansanggateun) April 24, 2019
Due to the backlash, the person who posted the video tried to justify her actions by saying the staff said there was no problem with the fans crowding around NCT 127’s hotel.
But fans were unconvinced by this reason, citing how the members needed their rest and their personal space as this was important to their wellbeing.
Regardless of what the staff may say, the right to privacy is important for all individuals.
Actions like these can make idols feel uncomfortable and this is completely contrary to how most NCTzens have supported their members.
clearly you guys don't have any respect for nct as people. you are STALKERS. there's no video proof of staff saying it was ok, and if they did, capitol should be held accountable too. please please have some human decency, this is not okay. https://t.co/KwUeuljmAw
— nct doing things (@ot21things) April 24, 2019
The lobby of the hotel is most likely classed as public grounds rather than customers only (ie PRIVATE) and the staff can't stop anyone rather than them being "okay" for you to be there.
Just cause you're "allowed" doesn't stop u from being a rude ass stalker.
— Captain¹²⁷ 🌱🌈🌻✨🌪🍭 (@CaptainJacq) April 24, 2019
NCTzens have been particularly disappointed as these actions can reflect badly on the international K-Pop community, especially since NCT 127’s activities in America are meant to bring further engagement with their international fans.
let nct 127 switch hotels now please yall have the resources to do so and i dont want anymore irrational bitches causing commotion in the vicinity invading nct 127’s privacy, affecting other guests of the hotel, and just giving kpop stans a bad name in general.
— f | silver haired hyuck lockdown (@hyuckied) April 24, 2019
nct always protected the fans from getting a bad reputation by not revealing how sick some of y'all are but now you're exposing yourself and you're making it hard for nctzens who can actually behave and be decent. following them into their hotel? y'all sasaengs
— Elo is superhuman⚡🌻☀️🌻☀️🌻 (@withallstars) April 24, 2019
But due to the strong response, it is clear that the vast majority of NCTzens are extremely respectful of NCT.
Even though they strongly admire the talents and personalities of NCT 127, they know that as fans, the wellbeing of their biases is the most important thing.
And when fans truly care about their idols, they know that letting them have their personal space and privacy is extremely crucial.
the only difference between sasaengs and those who followed nct to their hotel is that you weren’t publicly carrying a camera.
you are no better than them (sasaengs). respect their privacy.
— pulchritudinous (@pulchritudeusa) April 24, 2019