A Japanese YouTuber’s actions towards Stray Kids‘ Hyunjin have sparked outrage.
Hyunjin recently traveled to Japan as the group performed in front of Japanese STAYs. While there, he also did some activities with Versace, and the idol definitely shined with his visuals and charm.
Along with his unreal visuals, Hyujin’s appearance gained attention after the huge crowds of fans who were waiting for him at the store.
Hyunjin's appearance at Versace Store in Ginza was featured in the news in Japan.
His appearance was featured on Fuji TV due to the large number of fans present.
— HYUNJIN 현진 NATION (@HHJNation) October 30, 2023
— ปม♡ྀི (@mmaibae) October 30, 2023
Yet, while the crowd showcased Hyunjin’s unreal popularity and influence, one video from a Japanese YouTuber raised anger among fans. A video circulated of the YouTuber shouting that he loves Hyunjin, but, because of the manner, it was clear that the idol seemed scared and intimidated.
Even after seeing Hyunjin’s startled expression and being blocked by police, the OP still kept shouting that he loved the idol in a very aggressive tone.
The police seemingly kept trying to keep him back, but he continued shouting comments at Hyunjin.
The tweet seemingly downplayed the seriousness raised by netizens, with the OP sharing that when he showed his love for Hyunjin, the idol got scared before by adding that the “fan service” was “very bad” because Hyunjin was nervous and startled.
— へずまりゅう原田将大(山口県代表) (@hezuruy) October 30, 2023
While the OP might have hoped to share his side of the story, the tweet gained an even worse reaction from netizens worldwide.
Many claimed that the OP wasn’t a STAY but just a YouTuber trying to get clout from Hyunjin and how wrong it was that the idol’s safety seemed like a joke.
this pathetic piece of shit is a youtuber?? so what, was this some sort of prank?? someone's safety is a fucking prank to you? go to hell https://t.co/bFGXc7M7RU
— ellie ✦ (@hyunehans) October 30, 2023
This person is not a STAY. He was a YouTuber and arrested before. He doesn’t know about hyunjin at all. He just wanted to scare him. As a JSTAY, I’m so shocked. I wanted him to go back feeling happy https://t.co/usyNAauZlp
— お (@m0eYT9hi2E35209) October 30, 2023
BLOCK AND REPORT.
this piece of shit is not a stay, he just wanted to scare HJ for the sake of his YouTube channel. hes a prankster & has been arrested for his content. HJ is clearly scared & this is NOT how he or anyone should be treated. fucking prick https://t.co/93iwhn6mmx
— ✿alex✿ (@ohmysweetsuga) October 30, 2023
The safety of idols during schedules has always been a hot topic. Yet, the fear in Hyunjin’s eyes showcased how scary the person’s actions were and also ruined it for those who wanted genuine interactions with the idol.