A previous version stated that the account was portraying itself as a Hyunjin stan, but that has been proven incorrect and has been corrected and removed from the article.
STAYs have urged JYP Entertainment to protect Stray Kids‘ Felix after the idol received alarming death threats ahead of a scheduled event in China.
For many K-Pop fans, Felix is one of the most wholesome idols in the industry. Whether he is showcasing his fierce side during performances or sharing his softer side with fans, the idol never stops making fans feel special.
Of course, like all K-Pop idols, Felix’s fame and popularity will always have downsides. Netizens have raised concerns after posts shared on Weibo gained attention where the user has sent malicious messages with threats towards Felix.
In the posts, the user claimed they bought a laser pen with the intention of using it to harm Felix. Although they seem harmless, laser pens are known to cause extreme damage to people.
The user then revealed more graphic threats that unsurprisingly worried fans.
Many also shared that the same account has also been sharing misinformation about member Hyunjin, with many worried for his safety and wellbeing.
A certain psychopathic account on Weibo has been spreading misinformation and hate on Hyunjin and other Stray Kids members. We are worried for Hyunjin and hope that @JYPnation and @stay_support takes measures to protect him and other members ahead of the upcoming fanmeeting. pic.twitter.com/MkXX3FP1eM
— HYUNJIN 현진 NATION (@HHJNation) June 22, 2023
Although it isn’t uncommon for idols to receive threats, many fans have shared their concerns as Stray Kids are set to travel to China for a fansign event.
With many of the posts tagging the event, STAYs are rightly worried that the OP might attend the event and fulfill their promise to hurt Felix.
oh my god stray kids will be going to qingdao, china for their yzy offline fansign?? it’s on july 16th pic.twitter.com/wKBwC3GDjE
— elise ★⁵ (@hwangsamericano) June 21, 2023
When the images were shared online, netizens demanded protection for the young idol. Over the past few days, fans have noticed the number of interactions with the post growing at an alarming rate.
🚨🚨 THE THREATS TO FELIX ON WEIBO NOW REACHED OVER 2K LIKES‼️
Not just one, there are THOUSANDS of akgæs with the same intent❗ JYPE must notice & take action to ensure FeIix’s & the members’ safety⚠️⚠️
📢 PLEASE CONTINUE TO SPEAK UP 🙏
— PROTECT FεIiχ 🐈⬛ (@FLX_Protect) June 23, 2023
Felix has been under constant hate and defamation for the last 3 years with akagaes spreading horrible rumors about him and his family.
Now they’re threatening to permanently blind him. unlike the previous death threats they sent to him, they can actually do this in the fan sign. pic.twitter.com/CuDBVaOvOy
— 𝙁𝙀𝙇𝙄𝙓 𝙑𝙄𝙍𝘼𝙇 𝘼𝙍𝘾𝙃𝙄𝙑𝙀 (@BbokRisma) June 22, 2023
While it’s not uncommon for idols to receive threats, netizens believe that companies take them too lightly and want JYP to take action. The fansign event with China is getting nearer, and many worry that this one user might be serious and could try and hurt Felix and the other members.
Jype please don’t take the threats lightly! Akgæs are planning to hαrm Felix & SKZ members during the upcoming fansign event in China‼️
WE DEMAND THAT YOU TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY TO PROTECT YOUR ARTISTS @stay_support
— ☻︎⤮✰⁵ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ 5.13 PREORDERS 24MGAP (@minchansidebae) June 22, 2023
get the trucks
— lauren ★⁵ (@bangchan_stay) June 22, 2023
People sent more screenshots of other akgæs posting de4th threats against FeIix & the post’s from today.
— FELIX CHARTS (@FELIXCharts) June 22, 2023
It seems as the event gets closer, the user is posting more alarmingly dangerous threats toward the idol. K-Pop companies have a duty to protect their artists, and many netizens hope JYP Entertainment will look into the user to ensure Felix and the rest of the members’ protection.