One of the most controversial topics right now is the safety and security of idols at airports. Over the past few years, fans have raised concerns about idols’ safety as fans crowd them when arriving at different airports.
It's so sad when a reporter is asking a celebrity, in this case enhypen (Jake) if they're okay when trying to get out of the airport🙁 K engenes, please learn to stop crowding them😢 they had a long flight, the last thing they would uod want to experience is getting pushed pic.twitter.com/A5Pl7K2fu2
— 🎏李慧妞 (@Bl0bfishSpand3x) July 24, 2023
📣ATTENTION BRIIZES: Report to KWANGYA 119
RIIZE has been mobbed at the airport yet again. We have decided to finally try and ask SM Entertainment for extra measures on RIIZE’s future airport security. We ask everyone to report this in KWANGYA 119.
We thank you in advance for… pic.twitter.com/YlVg1KJE13
— RIIZE PROTECTION TEAM (@PROTECT_RIIZE) October 16, 2023
thank god for taehyung’s manager! 😳
have a safe flight taehyung pic.twitter.com/aLn70faGWo
— KTHP (@taeperforms) November 19, 2022
Stray Kids‘ Hyunjin was the latest idol whose arrival raised concerns amongst netizens.
Recently, Hyunjin was spotted at the airport. In a video that has gone viral, as the idol was walking towards the exit, someone was extremely close to him while trying to shield her eyes. As Hyunjin continued walking, so did the person as he walked into a sea of fans.
Yet, while some netizens tried to defend the person, saying they could be staff, fans pointed out that the person was holding their phone as if they were recording the idol. Many also noticed in another video that that person was not with him when Hyunjin got into his car.
When the videos were shared online, netizens couldn’t hide their anger at the lack of security with Hyunjin that someone was able to get so close. They also called out the fan for trying to live the “y/n” life by getting so close to the idol when he felt uncomfortable.
she's not a staff, she's filming hyunjin and the bodyguard doesn't know coz he barely check on hyunjin. hyunjin would have disappeared in his back and he wouldn't even notice. Bravo jype you never fail to amaze me with your management pic.twitter.com/7aDzvcNriD
— styyyy (@lovestayracha) November 30, 2023
Can't believe how nasty this company is just openly and shamelessly disrespecting hhj and not caring for his safety how do you let him in the airport with ONE bodyguard and thinking you're doing your best ??? #JYPE_PROTECT_HYUNJIN
— ♡•͈̑ࡇ•͈̑♡ (@formy_hyune) November 30, 2023
the level of delusion you have to be in to do this shit like omfg… pic.twitter.com/9q5eMgbSpt
— billie jean (@nuguzen) November 30, 2023
As always, the debate on whether idols should leave airports privately continues to raise discussions.