Stalker fans or ‘sasaeng’ fans often cross the line between their love and obsession towards their beloved idol. It has become an ongoing problem within the South Korean entertainment industry.
When these so-called fans go too far with their obsession, some K-pop idols have no choice but to take matters into their own hands. Nam Tae Hyun (남태현) is the latest celebrity in this predicament. The former WINNER member delivered a strong message to his sasaeng fan who has been stalking him for 3 years.
The former idol took to his Instagram on Thursday (29th July) to expose and shame his stalker publicly in an effort to get her to stop her stalker ways. He exposed two photos of the sasaeng, one of it was a blurred picture of her face and another was a direct message from the stalker to his acquaintance.
According to Nam Tae Hyun, his stalker had contacted his acquaintance directly by sending a lengthy message asking his acquaintance to “stop meeting up with Nam Tae Hyun”. The stalker clearly believed that she was in some sort of relationship with the singer and she wanted the female acquaintance to “be aware of ‘her’ existence.”
She added in the DM, “We fought again and I got so mad that I decided to DM you, even though I wasn’t going to. Go check with Tae Hyun and if you really are just his friend, I want you to be aware of my existence.”
Following the post, Nam Tae Hyun included a message to his stalker. “This time, you revealed your face so confidently. The paranoia that you have can be treated if you consult with a doctor and receive and/or medication. I don’t know you. I even moved because of you,”
He firmly added, “Please… please wake up from your dream. Snap out of it. #if this continues I will reveal your face and go to the end.” We hope that protective measures will be taken to ensure the safety of the idols from their obsessive fans.