Members of EXO attending a press conference ahead of the start of the Mnet Asian Music Awards (Mama) at Asia-World Expo in Hong Kong on Nov 22, 2013. D.O. is fourth from left. – AFP
It’s yet another encounter of obsessed fans by the K-pop group.
CONTROVERSY over obsessed fans is firing up again after a netizen posted an online ad on Monday, advertising a pair of underwear for sale, supposedly belonging to D.O., a member of K-pop group EXO.
On Jan 20, a photo of men’s underwear was posted on social network service Kakao Story with the caption: “Do Gyung-soo’s (D.O.) underwear for sale.”
The poster, who is believed to be a “sasaeng fan,” offered to sell the underwear for 100,000 won (about RM300), writing that she had taken the item from his dorm herself and it was extremely difficult to get.
“Sasaeng fan” is a Korean term combining the word sasenghwal (meaning privacy) and fan, which refers to obsessed fans that follow their favourite stars almost around the clock. Their clingy behaviour has posed a threat to the safety and privacy of South Korean stars.
“Can’t you believe it is really his? A few hairs remain on his underwear, so ask for a DNA test. Don’t complain about it,” the netizen said in the comment.
EXO, a K-pop idol rookie group, has been through a series of problems regarding obsessive fans. Previously, a group of fans came under fire for crashing the wedding of member Baek Hyun’s brother, as well as launching an online petition to exempt EXO from mandatory military service. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network