On June 8, BigHit Entertainment, the management agency of boy group BTS, released an official notice responding to the behavior of some fans during BTS’s tour in Asia.
For those who want a condensed tl;dr version of the statement (which is pasted in full below), BigHit Entertainment lists various inappropriate actions taken by some fans during BTS’s tour in Asia, including failing to abide by restraints placed by BigHit staff and security guards and attempting to make physical contact with BTS members. BigHit Entertainment asks that for the sake of BTS and their fans’ safety as BTS continues their tour, that all fans follow appropriate fan etiquette.
Entitled, “[NOTICE] BigHit Entertainment notice regarding the BTS Tour in Asia,” the notice reads, “BigHit Entertainment would like to share our regrets over the recent incidents when some fans showed their affection for BTS in a wrong manner. Such attitude of a small number of people can and do cause harm on a lot of people, including BTS members.”
BigHit Entertainment goes on to list examples of fan behavior that risked the safety of BTS members, “BTS is participating in ‘2016 BTS LIVE [The Most Beautiful Moment in Life on stage: epilogue] tour for countries such as Taiwan, Japan and so on. Some fans…
-used the same airlines with BTS on purpose and kept trying to talk to BTS or taking pictures of the members, despite restraints by BigHit staff and security guards.
– tried to sit next to BTS members on board,
– attempted to get a hold of BTS members by making physical contacts and etc.”
BigHit Entertainment continues, “BigHit Entertainment takes safety of BTS and fans as number one priority and does its best to secure the safety of BTS members by allocating as many security guards as possible on site. We also politely ask fans to stay safe and to follow the fan etiquettes.”
The agency adds a word of caution, “If any of the incidents on the above list happens, BTS and fans will be affected directly. It will also damage the image and future activities of BTS very seriously. To prevent such unpleasant incidents and to help BTS successfully finish the tour, Big Hit Entertainment hereby asks all the fans to follow the etiquette and rules mutually agreed among fans around the world.”
“BTS and BigHit Entertainment are always grateful for your love and support. Thank you for your kind cooperation and understanding,” the agency concludes.
Meanwhile, BTS kicked off their tour, entitled “2016 BTS LIVE Hwa Yang Yeon Hwa on stage : epilogue,” on May 7 in Seoul. Their next stop is Taipei, Taiwan on June 9.
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