Swing Entertainment issued an official statement regarding Wanna One's sasaeng fans.
On July 29 KST, Swing Entertainment dispersed an official statement asking certain fans of Wanna One to stop invading the artists' privacy. As of recent, fans of Wanna One have been making several complaints regarding the lax security for the artists, leading to the conclusion that the agency had not taken the necessary steps to block 'sasaeng' activity.
In the official statement, agency representatives wrote that the "psychological stress of [Wanna One] is rising", as "extreme fans continue to encroach on the resting areas of Wanna One" throughout the world tour. The representatives suggested that such actions have also caused harm to "regular citizens", stressing the severity of the issue.
Furthermore, the statement included pleas asking fans to stay away from hotels, airports, parking lots, roads, and other dangerous areas. Regarding any photos of unsuitable nature that may spread online, the company also denied in advance that such evidences would be "100% fake".
Regarding this statement, Wannables who have read it in full left many comments in fury. Many expressed that "taking legal action" or "strengthening security" should be prioritized instead of finding "loose alternatives" with official statements. One netizen wrote, "I knew it. I knew [Swing Entertainment] would simply ask the sasaengs to 'refrain from' such activities. Shouldn't you be more frustrated than that? Why don't you just take legal action or call the authorities to eliminate the problem for good?" "Do you think the sasaengs will listen to you?"
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