Yesterday (25th April), Chinese media outlet Apple Daily (蘋果日報) reported that many fans were at the Beijing Capital International Airport to catch a glimpse of their favourite idol. In the frenzy, one particular young girl was shoved to the ground by a bodyguard.
The news channel allegedly stated that G-Dragon stormed past the girl to his car like nothing happened.
After the news made headlines, hordes of Chinese fans and anti-fans alike took to social media to express their anger towards the star’s supposedly “ignorant” behaviour.
“Just because he’s famous doesn’t mean he can be ignorant! And his bodyguard doesn’t have the right to push and hurt his fans. As a role model, he should help the girl to stand up,” a Weibo user wrote on her status.
Apple Daily also reported that some fans claimed that the fan who fell down was unruly and had gone too far by trying to capture a video of her idol while others claimed that G-Dragon wasn’t aware of the incident at all.
Due to the mass negative coverage the incident is receiving, YG Entertainment has followed up with an official statement stating, “We’ve checked the Chinese reports and the situation at that location, and we’ve determined that none of the bodyguards were employees of our agency”.
Check out a short clip of the chaotic situation below:
Although you can’t see exactly what happened, you can tell how messy the situation was at that time in the airport.
G-Dragon was in China to attend the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2016 on 25th April as a special guest for the South Korean automotive brand Hyundai.
Our honest opinion? No matter how chaotic a situation, violence is never the answer.