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Sasaeng fans interviewed on 'Cultwo's Veranda Show'

March 30, 2013 @ 6:15 am
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Sasaeng fans discussed their stalker-like lifestyle on 'Cultwo's Veranda Show', attempting to explain why they do what they do.

One regular fan revealed the difference between a regular fan and a sasaeng fan sharing, "We like our oppas with an innocent heart. But sasaeng fans follow them around their private lives 24/7." A former manager also shared from his own experience, "Of course they go to their house, and they are also present at the studio and broadcast station. It is really a dangerous situation because they use sa-taek [sasaeng taxi, illegal taxi that sasaeng fans take to follow celebrities around]."

When a former sasaeng fan, who lived the sasaeng lifestyle for four years from her 2nd year of middle school to 3rd year of high school, was asked why she became a sasaeng fan, she revealed, "Because I can talk with the celebrities directly. When I'm around their dorms or wherever, I can let myself be known to them and I can have a conversation with them. We can become close so that's why I would go there. Whenever a celebrity notices me, I feel satisfisfaction. Possessiveness."

Another six-year long sasaeng fan revealed, "Just to see them for three seconds, we wait thirty hours because we like those three seconds. We would use the newspapers as bed sheets and sleep in front of their dorms. At first we did it because we like the members, but later on we did it because we became addicted to it. The sasaeng taxis follow the celebrities' vans really well. The sasaeng taxis even compete with each other. While riding in a sasaeng taxi, I realized that I could end up dying this way," revealing that sasaeng fans sometimes put their lives at risk to catch a glimpse of the celebrities.

A professor who has been studying the mentality of sasaeng fans revealed that it is this competitive edge that seems to be further driving them. Being able to have the bragging rights to tell their friends that they even know the social security number of celebrities, they feel as if they will earn recognition from other sasaeng fans.

A current sasaeng fan was also interviewed and shared, "I used to run after TVXQ and now I've moved onto another group. Sasaeng fans include a wide range of ages from people in elementary school to their 40s. Some pregnant women even come and stay up all night. There are also a lot of Chinese and Japanese fans."

The fan also pointed out that the worst kind of sasaeng fans are the ones who touch or hit the celebrities, and recalled, "Once a member was walking out and a sasaeng fan went behind him and grabbed his hair, making the celebrity fall backwards. That celebrity hurt his tailbone because of the incident. She did it because she wanted to be remembered even if it was in a bad way."




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zicos
· Posted November 2, 2013 @ 4:09 am

sick ...

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danya
· Posted September 20, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

ugh.. at least don't hurt the celeb.

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lovexoxo
· Posted September 5, 2013 @ 12:15 am

waiting 30 hours for 3 seconds? not worth it. sasaengs have no life. i dont want to be rude, but well they are rude. they stalk ppl and even go as far as physically attacking them. i wish they would stop

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onigiri-daiski
· Posted August 27, 2013 @ 8:23 am

wow........ unbeleivable

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nekopop
· Posted August 21, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

saesang is sick, literally. They really should take counseling. 

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cminmi
· Posted August 13, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

I am just wondering how these people sustain themselves if they are always following the artists. Do they even have jobs? What about their family? If my daughter was camping outside someone's dorm for thirty hours I would forcefully take her back and send her to counseling!

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misschi12
· Posted August 10, 2013 @ 2:28 am

WTF, man...*facepalm*

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yaoihime101
· Posted August 9, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

/facepalm

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rookie-crumbs
· Posted August 8, 2013 @ 11:48 pm

I always wonder what their family lives are like.  Like, how are their relationships with their parents?  No good, caring, decent parent would let their child prostitute themselves to pay for sa-taeks or to drop school just to follow a celebrity.  What are these people missing in their lives that they exist only for that one moment to catch a person who is just as human as they are?  It both fascinates me and disgusts me.

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kpophilippines
· Posted August 7, 2013 @ 11:50 am

Then what would be the role of their family? Do they have dreams for their life?

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chiing
· Posted August 6, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

*facepalm*

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zico10
· Posted August 6, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

The most bothersome thing about this is the illegal saseng taxis. 

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pink1999
· Posted August 6, 2013 @ 8:07 am

For me (and a lot of people , I think) , they even aren't fans at all !!! That's it 

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pink1999
· Posted August 6, 2013 @ 8:07 am

For me (and a lot of people , I think) , they even aren't fans at all !!! That's it 

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cindy-lai
· Posted August 2, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

Possessiveness? What? Tbh, I wouldn't even consider them as fans. *sigh*

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kanmimi
· Posted July 26, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

smh sasaeng fans shouldn't exist at all. real fans respect and give their celebrities privacy. south korea really needs to address this problem, even if they have to take extreme action by arresting sasaeng fans and give celebrities body guards........

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saro
· Posted July 17, 2013 @ 4:21 am

wtf

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