Recently, on a community form in instiz people shared photos of what goes on behind the scenes of some of the best taken photos of idols in the airport.
It’s not a secret that all idols struggle with sasaengs who invade their privacy and even board planes just to get a glimpse of their idols even if it meant interrupting others.
There are also those beautiful fan-taken photos of idols heading to the airport. The truth about how those photos taken at the airport is both creepy and claustrophobic.
Many masters of idols and groups fansites would get super close to the idols to snap the perfect photo of them with their DSLR huge camera, in some cases going as far to disrupt them as they eat in restaurants.
The photos shared on the community post include that of GOT7’s Jackson, NCT’s Jaehyun, INFINITE.
Netizens reacted negatively to those photos published, many expressing how uncomfortable this must be for idols to go through, one saying “they are human, its not a zoo.”
How do you feel about these photos?
I have seen two contrasting thoughts, some say its downright invasion of privacy and creepy while others say that its part of your idol life and you have to go with it.
My opinion is a mixture of those two things. I do believe that in some cases they’re invading their privacy such as when EXO, for example, were being followed by Sasaengs to the bathroom, which was so creepy and scary back like a couple of years ago, people talked about it a lot back then.
There is also the business side of it, idols usually wear outfits they’re paid to wear or designers give them those and the published schedules on the management company sites gives fans and news outlets all the necessary information to go after the idols and photograph them on their way to the airport.
That doesn’t mean I support it when anyone goes to the airport. Personally, I would never (not in a million years) drive my car to an airport to see and scream at the face of an idol or shove a camera in his face.
Love is also about respect, I would wish the fansite masters would be more careful about how and when they photograph idols because there is that thin line you don’t want to pass.