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Posted by jennywill AKP STAFF Sunday, July 15, 2018

EXO-L demands apology from unnecessarily violent security guards at concert

An EXO-L asked the security guards for an apology.

A fan wrote on the official board with proof that she was at the concert on July 13th. She revealed she gained courage from other fans posting that they had been hit by security guards. In the post, she said, "On July 13th at the EXO concert, I asked Hwarangdan (the security guards) where to enter. I guess it was hot, but he mouthed 'f*ck', and then said he would take me there. On the way, I realized I left my lightstick in the lockers, and apologized before telling him I would go get it. He asked me if I was crazy and yanked on my wrist. He must have gotten angry, and he hit me hard near my heart."

She further revealed that she had actually received heart surgery four months ago, and her friend had been with her to keep on eye on her, but she was hit while her friend had left temporarily. The doctors had especially told her to be careful not to be hit where she had surgery, and that if she took care that she would not need surgery again, but because of the hit from the security guard, that hope was dashed. 

She concluded, "I'm not going to report this. Just please give me an apology. And there are a lot of victims who were hit, not just me. SM, please get rid of Hwarangdan, or make sure they work properly."

The fan uploaded photos of her scar, as well as the swollen scar after she was hit.

[TW: surgery site scar photos]

The story of fans who had been hit by Hwarangdan already had EXO-Ls angry, but her story infuriated not just EXO-Ls but also netizens. 

People pointed out, "She didn't even do anything wrong... I'm so angry," "No matter what, violence isn't justified," "Even Suho said that the security guards shouldn't be protecting just EXO, but also the fans," "This needs to go public", and much more.

Sadly, security guards being violent to fans who haven't done anything wrong isn't a new or even uncommon occurrence. Do you think this will help the situation get better?

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