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G-Friend fans upset about hidden camera glasses at event

By elliefilet   Tuesday, April 4, 2017   184,803   2,751   0



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G-Friend fans are quite upset at one fan who wore "hidden camera" glasses to an autograph event.

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At a fan signing event on March 31, one fan decided to go a creative route to record his favorite girl group. He received autographs from all the G-Friend members, and when he got to Yerin, she noticed something odd and asked him to take off his glasses. Her face turned cloudy, and it turns out that she found his glasses had a miniature camera hidden in the frame.

He received a "hand hold" as fan service, and as he left, Yerin told G-Friend's manager about the hidden camera in the glasses. It seems it left fans with a bad taste in their mouths as they left comments, such as, "Why did he have to have a hidden tiny camera? It gives me goosebumps," "You can carry a camera. Why did he have to wear a hidden one so that no one knows he's filming," and more.

It's also reported G-Friend's managers took away post-it notes given to the members, but the hidden camera glasses was let go. What do you think? Is it a big deal or not? Check out the clips below.

(Starts at 40:20)

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bambamgot7 Thursday, April 6, 2017

Cut the guy some slack.  He just wanted to capture the moment with his idols.  Yeah... if he broke the rules then agree he should be banned etc. but the girls don't need to be angry or embarass him.  of even rat on him.  That's not their place... that's security's job.

yennyikonbb bambamgot7 Thursday, April 6, 2017

Why is everyone disregarding the fact that they were following the rules? They had the right to be angry and rat him out because they were the ones being secretly filmed and I don't think anyone should be comfortable with that. Also, they noticed it before security, they should say it meaning they did the right thing.

thesiiiiickest yennyikonbb Saturday, April 8, 2017

Yes they were following the rules and there's nothing wrong with that! It's just that they came off as a little mean scolding and telling on their fan like that, you know? Also on the other hand, you have Jackson from got7 who recognized a fan at a meet and greet and quickly allowed him to get a selfie before security noticed and told them it was okay.. rules aside, it's about the connection with the fans

yennyikonbb thesiiiiickest Saturday, April 8, 2017

It's probably because this situation came off with a bad start. He hid the camera in his glasses. For them it wasn't okay, and it could come off as creepy. They didn't recognize him like Jacson did either. It was a bad impression for him, and it's his fault for breaking the rules. Following the rules shouldn't and doesn't get in the way of connecting with fans.

Sabvina Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yea I guess. At the end of the day, it's just a really awkward position to be put in.

federick Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yerin can now become a detector!

pink_oracle federick Wednesday, April 5, 2017


federick pink_oracle Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lie detector hahaha.. I hate auto correct

ONCENSONE Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lol liddat also complain to manager ... wts. why r they even famous.Whats with their face when they know he's wearing the camera glasses... pftt... Honestly got ppl want to film them, they should be happy. wait till nobody even want to care about them.

yennyikonbb ONCENSONE Wednesday, April 5, 2017

She complained because it wasn't allowed. They're famous for a reason and if you cant accept that too bad. You saying that they should be happy when people film them clearly shows you're just not a knowledgable kpop fan.

Rockyyyyy ONCENSONE Thursday, April 6, 2017

You know nothing about fansign rule i guess. The secret camera itself was illegal and anything can happen. They still treat that fan nicely and talk for long time.

BigBlueagain yennyikonbb Thursday, April 6, 2017

Here's the thing. They FINALLY put out a song that I acutally like. so I'm thinking of following them. They pull something like this and I'm back to "why should I?". They're only hurting themselves.

sinbeagIe BigBlueagain Thursday, April 6, 2017

Then better stop involving yourself with them, they don't need you liking them either lmao?

yennyikonbb BigBlueagain Thursday, April 6, 2017

Why is this making you hesitate? lol They were secretly being filmed by someone in an area where they weren't supposed to be filmed. Their comfort being disturbed comes from that and they reported it because they had to. They followed the rules so I don't know what you mean by them "pulling something like this".

BigBlueagain yennyikonbb Thursday, April 6, 2017

You can film from the waiting area. You can film in a concert. You can film during the filming of a tv show. So why all the secrecy up close? That's what I mean. What are they trying to hide?

yennyikonbb BigBlueagain Thursday, April 6, 2017

It's the fact that they're not allowed to when theyre having that one on one intimate time. He went against that by trying to hide the camera. They're not trying to hide anything. Also, they're following the rules as in they're following the agency's rules so they ratted him out because they had to. I don't see any reason why anyone should go against them here.

Kinearuki Wednesday, April 5, 2017

I think that conversations aren't allowed to be recorded.. So technically that camera isn't allowed

exoapink4tw Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Eyeglass-cameras are definitely more convenient and practical, but aren't cameras forbidden at GFriend's fansigns? At least I heard for that one it was, which would make sense because there's not much differentiation between this and conventional video devices.

JessicaJungLove Wednesday, April 5, 2017

lol i see it as practical. i mean, you're enjoing everything and also you're filming without caring about angles and stuff, you're pointing directly where you look at, how cool is that? everyone is overreacting, i don't think it's creepy, would be dumb enough if he had a sign saying "I HAVE A CAMERA ON MY GLASSES" lmao such crybabies..

sinbeagIe JessicaJungLove Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Not everyone would think the same as you, though. To some, it's ~not~ cool. Especially for girl group members, who weren't given awareness that they were being filmed. Did you even see how Yuju was creeped out and whispered her thoughts to Sowon? Did you see how annoyed Yerin was after seeing the glasses? The fan broke the rules, and therefore should be punished. As simple as that, JessicaJungLove

yennyikonbb JessicaJungLove Wednesday, April 5, 2017

They're crybabies for following the rules? Plus, would you like it if someone stuck a camera in your face and recorded everything you did. Because thats what he secretly did in a setting where it wasnt allowed.

BigBlueagain sinbeagIe Thursday, April 6, 2017

Why are they "creeped out" at being filmed in a public venue in a public fansign? Their job is to be filmed.

yennyikonbb BigBlueagain Thursday, April 6, 2017

Not when that time is when filming isnt allowed. Why is that so hard to understand

BigBlueagain yennyikonbb Friday, April 7, 2017

It's ok to film a concert. It's ok to film the recording of a show. It's even ok to film at a fansign... unless you're in THAT area. Why?

yennyikonbb BigBlueagain Friday, April 7, 2017

Because its not only for intimate times with fan. It's also because theres no need, as its nowhere near considerate, for a camera to be shoved into their faces. Especially a hidden one. As for when you said their job is to be filmed, thats actually a no because their job is actually supposed to be singing and dancing. Being filmed is just an addition to that.

BigBlueagain yennyikonbb Friday, April 7, 2017

(smh) public figures, public event, public venue = no sane expectation of privacy. And yes, it is to be filmed. MVs, Music shows, concerts, promo pics, album jackets, variety shows, etc. The only people who fear hidden cameras are those with something to hide.

BigBlueagain yennyikonbb Friday, April 7, 2017

btw, anyone who meets me IS being recorded in some way and those who know me know it.

yennyikonbb BigBlueagain Friday, April 7, 2017

Because it's allowed in those areas and in those areas the fans aren't up close to them like they are at fansigning tables. They weren't fearing the hidden camera he had. He had it in an area where its not allowed in order to respect the idols' personal space and intimate time with fans.

BigBlueagain yennyikonbb Friday, April 7, 2017

You're missing the point. They are celebrities at a public event in a public venue. They have no privacy. None. Zip. Zilch, nada. So we come back to the question no one seems to be able to answer. What are they hiding?

yennyikonbb BigBlueagain Friday, April 7, 2017

Do you know what personal space is? It means you shouldn't have a hidden camera to record someone face to face with you that's within 2 feet or less. In other words having a camera all up in their face. What would they be hiding at a fan signing event? It's not like the girls' have some secret or something on their faces, hair, or clothes. It's fine to have a camera getting them far away because it's not invading their personal space, which by the way if you haven't noticed by now, is different from the term, 'privacy'.

BigBlueagain yennyikonbb Saturday, April 8, 2017

There's a table between them. There is security there. They are not having their personal space violated. They have no expectation of privacy at this event. As for not having anything to hide? They're idols who's any flaw is magnified 1000x by the krazy knetz. Of course they have something to hide. I wanna know what it is.

yennyikonbb BigBlueagain Saturday, April 8, 2017

Being all over someones face and going over line is invading personal space. If the person is okay with it then whatever, but if not, then you're invading. And in this case having the camera wasnt allowed and wanted by the girls. If the flaw can be magnified by knetz why would they act like this because of a camera up close. This isn't about up close cameras. It's the idea of respecting each others space. This conversation is going no where because you obviously cant seem to understand the whole idea why this became an issue.

BigBlueagain yennyikonbb Saturday, April 8, 2017

Oh I understand it. I just don't agree with it. They do have a right to privacy, just not when they're working. Being in the light is part and parcel of their job. If you cannot see that, then apparently, I'm not smart enough to show you.

yennyikonbb BigBlueagain Saturday, April 8, 2017

Which is why I said them being filmed is just an addition to their job while you said it was their job. I've already said that. Personal space should be respected at all times unless the target individual is fine with it. It's different from "privacy". There's nothing privately going on at the fansigning event. If you cannot see that, then actually yes you aren't smart enough to understand.

BigBlueagain yennyikonbb Sunday, April 9, 2017

I was just gonna drop this until that last sentence. I'm smart enough to get it. I'm just not smart enough to figure out how to make YOU get it.

yennyikonbb BigBlueagain Sunday, April 9, 2017

Alright my apologies, that came out of I don't know what. I do get your whole privacy thing, but I'm just saying it doesn't go with the issue at hand. Done?

SuperFly_Snuka Wednesday, April 5, 2017

What's the difference between getting filmed with those and a regular camera

sinbeagIe SuperFly_Snuka Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Getting filmed with regular cameras makes it easier for the girls to be aware that they are being filmed, on the other hand, with a glasses cam, it violates the rules and intrudes the girls' privacy.

MaiWaipeu SuperFly_Snuka Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Try wearing one of those when you go to North Korea and see what happens. What kind of intention do you think others would think you would carry when you film them in secrecy? Even that Youtuber that lives in North Korea wears a GoPro. It's kind of a no brainer that ppl actually want to know that you're filming them.

SuperFly_Snuka MaiWaipeu Thursday, April 6, 2017

Well first NK and SK are completely different, and I feel it'd probably be the same intention as if you were shoving a Nikon in their face. All in all there were at least 25 cameras there, I don't think they would've acted any different if they were aware they were being filmed with a bigger camera.

Rockyyyyy SuperFly_Snuka Thursday, April 6, 2017

Normally fans can record or take picture at their general waiting line. But not up to the stage. I think most of idol fansign like that. That was rule i guess. When you so close and face to face with them recording conversation are not allowed. And the secret camera itself was illegal and sensitive issue in korea. Thats what i heard

MaiWaipeu SuperFly_Snuka Monday, April 10, 2017

It definitely does not have the same intention. I will explain to you why. Filming with the hidden camera sunglasses means 1) filming up close without anyone's consent (which means filming up close without asking the idol for permission), and 2) without anyone being aware of the fact that the idol is being filmed up close (a.k.a. filming up close in secrecy). If you're being filmed with a huge Nikon really close, it's impossible for you or anyone next to you to not notice it. So for that, number 2 wouldn't the problem, but number 1 would. But in the situation discussed in the article, it involves both number 1 and 2, as there can't be number 2 without number 1 in normal cases. In my last reply, I was only discussing about number 2.

northstars Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The best part is at 42:10 when Sinb checks out the next guy with her eyes  to see if he is a creep too!Classic!

iisstf28 Wednesday, April 5, 2017

People the problem is not being filmed, but being filmed with a HIDDEN camera. They were allowed to film with normal cameras, he could have do that, why did he use a hidden camera?? Okay, take away the fact that they are celebrities: a older man films younger girls up close without them knowing, how is that okay?! Yes, they are celebrities who are filmed all the time, but they KNOW about it, doing this without them knowing makes them uncomfortable. If they weren't, why would Yerin tell the manager?? Why did she hold the glasses even when the man tried to take hem from her?? Why did Sinb make a disgusted face when Yerin told her about it??

BigBlueagain iisstf28 Thursday, April 6, 2017

Good questions. And no one seems to have the answers. I want to know what they're hiding.

iisstf28 BigBlueagain Thursday, April 6, 2017

What the girls are hiding you mean?? I doub they are hiding anything... it is just fucking creepy to be filmed up close, without you knowing, when it isn't allowed.

BigBlueagain iisstf28 Friday, April 7, 2017

No one seems to be able to answer this so I'll pitch it to you. You can film a concert. You can film a recording of a tv show. You can even film at a fansign... except in THAT spot. Why?

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