I was about to go home and shut down my laptop when I saw yet another news about a fan taking her so-called devotion to an idol too far. We’ve heard about Taecyeon’s bloody “period letter,” and now, it’s MBLAQ’s Lee Joon receiving some hemoglobin. WTF, fandom, just WTF?!!
Here are the complete news to Taecyeon’s letter specially delivered at THAT time of the month: Period. and Joon’s letter that’s got creeper written all over it: Scarlet letter. I don’t even want to post the pics, because I get chills just looking at them.
The Taec letter was a nasty/repulsive and a bit on the funny /embarrassing side…
But this wrist-slitting… I can’t even make up some kind of logic behind these actions, I would’ve wanted to give them at least some benefit of a doubt that they might have just made some kind of mistake or that it’s just some phase that teenagers with intense hormonal imbalance go through. BUT NO. When Taec’s letter came out then it was followed by this, it’s clearly not just some temporary insanity or phase—it’s dangerously becoming a trend. I can’t, for the love of humanity understand what or how fandom has come this far.
Fandom taken to the extreme has serious consequences not only for the fan involved, but also to the artist as well. I wrote about this before in my fandom of doom post, where I put the SuJu fan suicide and Yunho’s glue poisoning incident as some of the worst cases. But apparently, there are still some crazy shit going on in KPOP and it’s come to a point where you can’t even pass it off as a joke anymore. Seriously, idol obsession is all sorts of crazy, creepy and dangerous—a deathly combination!
CRAZY. Can’t think of another word.
I have no more words. I’m scared for these people. Even Taec and Joon are scared. Or should be.
Moral of the story: Get your shit together fandom! They’re just idols! You’re life DOES NOT and SHOULD NOT depend on them! They’re human beings just like the rest of us, only with better hair and better clothes. STOP with the crazies before this turns into one massive cult… (I don’t even want to say, might give people some ideas). Respect is key—to yourself and to the idol.
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