Shinhwa’s Kim Dong Wan has made a statement in response to sasaengs.
On January 15, the statement was released through CI Entertainment’s official Facebook page, where it said, “There has been an increase in activity of International and Korean fans seeking out the residence of our artist Kim Dong Wan.”
The agency continued, saying, “While the actions may come out of interest and love for the artist and while the artist understands this, things like noise have been causes damage to the local residents. He lives in the countryside, not in the city, and so doing things like leaving behind food can lure wild animals such as wild boars to private homes, which is a source of worry for the residents.”
They stated, “From now on, if the same complaint is brought up again, we will be identifying the fans who are visiting [his home] and authorizing a disadvantage that will affect fan signings, broadcast participation opportunities, and other various events. We ask for your understanding.”
Meanwhile, Shinhwa has confirmed plans to have a special fan party to kick off their 20th anniversary.