Fans might find it adorable to see photos of NCT's Chinese members sitting together at the airport, eating ice cream while they wait for their flight.
But netizens don't find what's on the other side of such adorable photos, very adorable at all.
Avid fans' behaviors at airports have long since been a topic of criticism in the world of K-Pop. From causing dangerous situations not only for themselves, but also their idols, to purchasing plane seats solely for the purpose of photographing or sitting near their idols without any specific destination, and more, airports can be a place where idols may experience a serious breach of privacy.
Some netizens have pointed out that even while waiting for their flights near gate entrances, idols are constantly subject to unwanted observation and photography. Recently online community posts have been comparing idols who have to deal with getting their photos taken while waiting for their flights, to animals at a zoo.
Comments toward the recent posts said, "This really makes my heart hurt", "It's not like the person is there on view for observation.. so shocking", "I could never deal with that", "Idols are not monkeys", "This is way too severe", "They must get so stressed", "Seeing them like this is really uncomfortable", "Don't make my kids choke while they eat", and more.
What do you think about the issue?