“Should Be Banned” — Red Velvet’s Seulgi Denies A Fan’s “Inappropriate” Video Call Request

Lately, many “weird” video calls have taken place with idols.

The creation of online video calls has offered many positive benefits. Fans unable to make the journey to Korea for in-person events can interact with their favorite idols, and idols can see exactly how far their popularity reaches.

ATEEZ’s San during a video call event | Naver

Unfortunately, as with all things, video calls have some negatives, the biggest of which is the sometimes uncomfortable interactions idols deal with from some fans. In the past few months, videos of fans taking things too far have gone viral.

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Fans often hope that idols can stand up for themselves in this situation, and Red Velvet‘s Seulgi recently did just that!

Red Velvet’s Seulgi | @hi_seulgi/Instagram

During a recent video call event, a fan asked Seulgi if she would participate in a challenge video. This is not something out of the ordinary, as other idols have done the same.

With Seulgi, the fan requested she do a challenge popular on Chinese social media. The challenge involves the person miming as though they are holding the back of someone’s neck and then making a slapping motion as though they were hitting their butt, implying a sexual act.

Aespa‘s Karina was previously requested to do the same challenge.


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When Seulgi was asked to do this, she emphatically said no, turning down the request.

After seeing the clip, fans later expressed happiness that Seulgi denied the “inappropriate request” but also hoped action would be taken against those who make those kinds of requests.

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