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The following GIF is being shared on many Korean online communities as an example of how male idols being harassed by female fans is not taken seriously enough.
In the GIF, iKON member Song Yun Hyeong is taking a selfie with a fan at an event. Everything is fine until the fan suddenly kisses the singer on the cheek. Song Yun Hyeong steps to the right momentarily but comes back to finish taking the selfie. It might seem innocent enough but fans are worried about the double standards, as a male fan suddenly kissing a female idol would cause outrage.
Here are some of the fans' comments:
"If this was a female idol and a male fan, the male fan would get arrested."
"Isn't it sexual harassment if the person feels offended???"
"He must have felt offended...He couldn't even curse her out in front of the people."
"That's so rude...She's a 'fan' but she's also just a stranger to him."
"Someone should've dragged her down after she kissed him. Why isn't there a manager or something?"
What do you think? Was the fan in the wrong or was she just too excited to meet her idol and it was no big deal?