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A fan has pressed a claim against SM Entertainment's SM Artium

 

According to an angry fan's post, she was sexually harassed by an SM Artium security guard during one of her visits. She wrote, "Wow... So SM Artium called me back. The customer service manual is nonsense. It says that EXO is a special artist with a particularly young fandom, so it is necessary to hold harsh security checks, but that doesn't mean sexual harassment is allowed." 


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She continued, "I have been to numerous concerts, but have never been told that they were going to touch my boobs. Checking because I have hidden cameras down my shirt? I've never heard, 'I am going to touch your boobs', ever in my life until I went to SM Artium." 


In addition, she said, " The most unbelievable thing is that the manager there told me to pull my clothes up so he can touch my butt. He also held my arm and dragged me to the entrance while I was walking towards my seat." 


Other fans responded with support as they said, "It is not the first time the employees of SM Artium have been rude. I once got hit in the head and on my back because I wasn't entering quickly enough", "Do they think its okay to sexually abuse us since we are young?", etc. 


An associate of SM Entertainment has also responded to this situation with, "This is a common happening due to an influx of hardcore fans. When we find a hidden camera, and tell them to give it up, fans claim it as sexual abuse. Now we've stationed a female employee for the position because of the frequent complains. It's not as harsh as they claim." 


Do you think the security at SM Artium is crossing the line or are fans just creating controversy? 





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    KenjiT_07 Friday, April 22, 2016

    Wouldn't be surprised if the fans are right

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    hydethislove Thursday, April 21, 2016

    It's very well rehearsed amongst some Korean fans. It's not the first time I've heard fans Claim they were touched and told to lift their skirts and none of these claims were to be proven true. Back in LA I think it was when Exo was going to perform, Korean Exo fans travelling from SK to see them claimed the exact same things against LA venue security. Not even Korean staff.These girls will sneak in cameras like pros, strapping lenses to their legs on the inside of their legs. Don't think for one second ALL SM's korean fans are innocent.The lengths they will go to to get pictures is just appalling. I've been to concerts in SK and oh man some of the attitudes on some of these girls is just like wtf.

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    Rebel_Patriot Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Most of these fans are probably underage girls... the security filth would be up on fucking criminal charges of child molestation anywhere else, but I guess in Korea it is OK for grown men to grope young girls. Why the fuck didn't they have female security to check the females to begin with? The fact the SM scum are blowing this off and belittling the victim is a great snapshot of how Korea is still in the stone age on such matters.

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    hydethislove Rebel_Patriot Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Don't be so quick to judge just yet. It's a game some south korean girls play in order to get people into shit. I've heard of these claims before, it's like a well rehearsed act by crazy korean fans. Korean girls pressed claims against security in Los Angeles at Exo's concert? I think it was because they were told to lift up their skirts and such and in the end no claims were proven either. These girls are masters at hiding cameras to sneak them in. They will strap camera lenses to their legs, in between their legs to sneak them in.

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    Rebel_Patriot hydethislove Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Just because some cry wolf doesn't justify having grown men laying hands on these girls in any case. Get female security to do that. If it can be done in war zones like Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria when the risk is getting blown up, it can be done in Seoul at a damned kpop store. Nothing these girls are doing/could do justifies groping or manhandling them or screening them like there is c-4 padding their training bras. Seen too many videos of nutless cowardly eunuch Korean boygroup security scum beating on little girls. Are those girls lying too?

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    hydethislove Rebel_Patriot Thursday, April 21, 2016

    K besides from the other examples you're trying to set, there are only words from these girls that they laid hands on them. There is no proof of this incident, not any other witnesses or video footage. Just like in LA for Exo. Only words.

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    Rebel_Patriot hydethislove Thursday, April 21, 2016

    It is hardly beyond reasonable. Korea isn't exactly the bastion of gender equality and sexual harassment awareness and zero-tolerance. Raping women and child molestation is treated like a minor offense. And if some filthy shitbird of a so-called man can punch a 60 pound 4 foot nothing preteen girl in the face, then it is hardly a stretch that they would do this. These worthless rent-a-cop types are cowards on a power-trip... the lowest scum there is. Sorry, I believe the girls, not a bunch of lying arrogant self-serving shits-in-suits from SM.

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    hydethislove Rebel_Patriot Thursday, April 21, 2016

    be that as it may, doesn't mean korean fans are anymore innocent and don't have a hard time or conscience to lie. This is Kpop fans we are talking about, the korean culture that harvest the Sasaeng. A lot of k-fans act completely delusional and just down right mad, especially the younger ones. To prove they are just all talk, they are putting a female at the door so they can't claim these things anymore but I have no doubt fans will come up with other excuses to lay a claim. I doubt these girls in the article are going to do any more about it.

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    Rebel_Patriot hydethislove Friday, April 22, 2016

    There is nothing a tiny preteen/teen girl can do at a fucking kpop store or anywhere else that warrants grown so-called men beating the shit out of her. As I said these kpop security shits are worthless subhuman cowards. In Korea they may get away with it. If they ever tried pulling their tough-guy on little girls routine here they will be lucky to just go to emergency room and the ICU and not the morgue.

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    hydethislove Rebel_Patriot Friday, April 22, 2016

    Well the article is not about security beating up a girl, but to each their own.

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    Rebel_Patriot hydethislove Friday, April 22, 2016

    Groping and sexually molesting them is even more vile.

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    hydethislove Rebel_Patriot Friday, April 22, 2016

    if they even did it in the first place.

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    Sophia_Sone4ever Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Well fangirls are crazy especially SM artist fans If they don't be harsh then no will even want to go there anymore tbh

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    BigBlueagain Thursday, April 21, 2016

    They should have had a female doing the searches to begin with, but yeah. they're well within their rights to do this if they wish. And with the psycho lunatic fringe that I've seen in fandoms, I'm MORE than willing to believe that this was made up. And for those of you saying you'd hit them for doing it? I don't know about Korea, but the security guys that I've worked with would lay your ass right out if you even tried. It's simple, don't like the check? Don't go. IF they aren't making money because you don't go, they won't be there long.

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    Lotus_Girl BigBlueagain Thursday, April 21, 2016

    LooL and it was a made up story :D

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    Rebel_Patriot BigBlueagain Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Bullshit. Don't excuse power-trip rent-a-cop fucks who use their minimum wage job as an opportunity to molest children. It is wrong when TSA does it, and it is wrong here. No grown man has any business groping young girls as if they are terrorists with bombs strapped to their training bras. It isn't even done in war zones, but it is at a fucking kpop shop. The fact that these morons didn't have female security to begin with is beyond incompetent. And these worthless douchebag eunuchs are likely the usual scrawny fucks who can only beat on little girls. Such a grave responsibility they have that they feel justified in manhandling little girls... like most people who have never had to deal with real threats that could actually maim or kill them. They are pathetic as is anyone who defends them.

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    BigBlueagain Lotus_Girl Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Yeah, I found that out. LOL

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    BigBlueagain Rebel_Patriot Thursday, April 21, 2016

    That's why I said they should have used females.

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    Rebel_Patriot BigBlueagain Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Not just talking about this, but quite a few vids I've seen of grown men laying out little girls... so called security for boy groups. It is infuriating. Want to drop those fucks into a CENTCOM shithole and see how they fare against Daesh, al-Qaeda, or the Taliban. They would piss and shit themselves... but they are tough guys when faced with 60 lb 4.5 foot tall preteen girls.

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    BigBlueagain Rebel_Patriot Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Pretty much. There's vid of that all over the place. This isn't that. This is a store. Those rent-a-cops are doing their job. And yes, they should have females searching other females. Then this wouldn't have had the chance to happen.

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    yennyikonbb Thursday, April 21, 2016

    그럼 그 사람을 신고해야되는거 아닌가..그 스엠 아티움 말고? 아닌가? ㅋㅋㅋ높은 사람들이 책임저야되는건가? ㅋㅋㅋ가슴 만지겠다는 분이랑 매니저를 바로 신고하는게 더 빠르지 않나?

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    atticat Thursday, April 21, 2016

    oh gosh. it's already 2016 and people still touch up people to check things? SM is fcking rich cant they afford some sort of metal detector . . .

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    BigBlueagain atticat Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Metal detectors don't pick up plastic.

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    atticat BigBlueagain Friday, April 22, 2016

    and what plastic thing would a fan carry that could harm anyone#?

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    BigBlueagain atticat Friday, April 22, 2016

    Seriously? Anything you can make with metal, can be made with other materials.

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    atticat BigBlueagain Friday, April 22, 2016

    okay chill just asked a question

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    IbzGema Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Try to touch my boobs without permission and you will fly high thanks to my fist <3

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    outofjams Thursday, April 21, 2016

    And when you come back here after reading that this was a false rumor spread by a fan. ._. is this the only one way to get attention? ._.

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    martianonearth Thursday, April 21, 2016

    ??? why does this article appears 2 times ? > because they don't want to be in the TOP commented articles... LOL

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