Starship Entertainment Issues Warning Against Violating The Privacy Of Trainees
On August 8, Starship Entertainment took to Twitter to post an official statement about invasions of privacy of their trainees.
The statement reads:
Hello, this is Starship Entertainment. Recently there have been continuous incidents in which the privacy of our trainees, including Koo Jung Mo, Moon Hyun Bin, and Ham Won Jin, has been invaded.
Starship’s agency building, the dorms, the hair salons, and the trainees’ individual residences are all part of the trainees’ private space. Paying visits to these places, following the trainees around, or contacting them after getting their contact information through illegal means are all behaviors that invade their privacy and threaten their safety.
It is not permitted to visit the trainees at places that could violate their privacy, such as the agency building or the dorms, when there is no official schedule that allows for fan participation. Moreover, hanging around the agency building for several hours or trying to follow the trainees during their downtime can cause discomfort to the other people in the area. Please refrain from such behavior that threatens the trainees’ safety.
After the release of this official statement, if someone continues to behave in such a way that violates the trainees’ privacy and safety in the ways described above, they will not be allowed to participate in schedules that allow for fan participation. We will not take responsibility for any disadvantages that may result from disregarding our statement.
As fans who have hopes for the future of our trainees, we request everyone’s active collaboration in ensuring their safety and privacy. Thank you.
Koo Jung Mo, Moon Hyun Bin, and Ham Won Jin are three trainees from Starship Entertainment that competed on Mnet’s “Produce X 101.” The other two, Kang Min Hee and Song Hyeong Jun, were selected for the final lineup and will be promoting as members of X1.
Meanwhile, Starship recently announced that they are planning to debut a new boy group.
— STARSHIP Ent. (@STARSHIPent) August 8, 2019