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Posted by KayRosa AKP STAFF 29 days ago

Male fan tells Lovelyz' Mijoo to lift up her legs during fansign + netizens react to alleged sexual harassment

A fan was caught telling Lovelyz' Mijoo to lift up her legs during a fansign.

On December 14th, Lovelyz held a fansign event for their 5th mini album 'Santuary'. In a fantaken video from the scene, a male voice is heard shouting out the words "Mijoo, lift up your legs" several times, two of which can be heard distinctly at time stamps 17:35 and 17:45 in the video.

After hearing the words, Mijoo abruptly changes her facial expression, and member Jiae also stands still from the shock. In the comments section, another netizen mentions that member Yein had also given 'warning' to the controversial fan by pointing her finger at him.

Regarding the video, netizens left comments such as: "I hate this, why don't they place (the fan) on a permanent blacklist...look at that scene where people don't even know that that was a problematic statement....TTTTT Mijoo, you are going through too much trouble..." "WTH...'lift up your legs'? Shouldn't she file lawsuit" "What the heck is the company even doing? How come they didn't bring the problem to attention??

What do you think of this incident?

  1. Lovelyz
  2. (Mijoo) Lee Mi Joo
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Cutie888 29 days ago 11
29 days ago

And the managers standing in there didn’t do anything?

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Winston 29 days ago 8
29 days ago

Frankly i know its wrong of that guy, but what law or rules did he exactly BREAK that will allow the manager to shove him out of there? I cant think of any, Imagine if i am the manager or management, and i tell that guy to stop doing it, or shut up, and if he refuse and i ask the security to get him out, i might be complain for being harsh to "fans" and get fired, like how many articles have happened. because the guy will claim he never violate any law or say any "vulgar" words etc, (Lift her legs isnt technically vulgar). so i can see how its hard for them.

Yes i think that guy is bad, but other than taking down his particulars and banning him from future events, i was thinking there is not much they could have done at that moment, and risk causing a BIGGER issue.

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cpttsubasa 29 days ago 1
29 days ago

It is a private event. Organizers have the right to kick everyone out they dont want there, even when this person didnt violate any laws.

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keyleejeans20 (Banned) 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

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Cutie888 28 days ago 2
28 days ago

I mean the part where he told her to lift her legs up is caught on camera so if he ends up complaining about them being harsh to him then they can show people the video.


They have every reason for a security guard to kick him out because he’s making everyone uncomfortable with the things that were coming out of his mouth.

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monstaxphmonbebe 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

I think it depends on SK's laws on sexual harassment, assault, and abuse. Where I come from, it's up to the person being harassed to file a complaint (and it depends on the person being harassed if they "feel they are being harassed", regardless of whether the instigator intended it or not and whether the harassment was explicit or implied). If that happened here, that 'fan' could be facing jail time or a hefty fine, because telling a woman to lift her legs knowing she's in a dress and in a room full of people is grounds for sexual harassment. In what world is that even necessary, and not offensive or vulgar? Imagine someone saying that to your mom or little sister on an elevated stage in a packed room.


In any case, I think the manager's least priority should be their reputation, it should be protecting their artists first and foremost regardless of what netizens will say. The company should be protecting their money-makers. Banning that particular fan/s would definitely be a good move, but as far as legal actions, it would be up to Mijoo and SK's laws.

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junsuloh 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

What do you expect the manager to do? LOL.. so dumb! Even bodyguards shouldn't do anything in that situation..

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bambamgot7 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

cuz they were waiting for mijoo to do it. lets be honest... we all want to see that sexy pose

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Johnny_Debt 29 days ago 2
29 days ago

Nasty asshole.

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nelummunier34 (Banned) 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

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aylmao 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

that's it? not even $100 an hour? lmao what are you a peasant?

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DimensionWitch 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

Thats so creepy and wrong, this is straight up sexual harassment

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HyperQ4 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

very rude.

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taichou_san 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

bastard!!!! he even dare call mijoo out few times and no action taken? pls find this douchie and put him in place

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changminbaby 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

he should get kicked out disgusting asshole

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elfinkyy 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

Sorry???? Why was this guy not dragged out IMMEDIATELY?!?!?!?

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Rasengan 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

That fan can go to hell. I would've punched that asshole in the face. You don't treat people like that.

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Euphain 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

This is not “alleged”, this is straight up sexual harassment, it’s so freaking disgusting.. I can’t even imagine how she or Jiae felt at the moment.

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lord_of_thunder 29 days ago 1
29 days ago

well they should have called him on the stage and she should have kicked in his center bolt. his desire for her lifting up his leg is acheived

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monstaxphmonbebe 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

oh my. you. are brilliant.

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Dmelissa 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

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hiroonakamura 28 days ago 3
28 days ago

the problem is that they wont ban this fan or anything because it's fans like him that makes the group earn money. Their entire theme is to tap into the perverted dreams of these male fans by dressing up as cute school girls and shit.


That's why he wasnt kicked out. The label knows they earn more cash by having fans like him and obviously the group cant do anything about it coz they are basically like slaves to their agencies in korea (for the first few years).

The same thing happens with boygroups where labels are ok with crazy sasaeng fans because these kinda fans will pay for anything the label puts out.

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krell 28 days ago 2
28 days ago

I do *not* agree that the Agency *wants* 'Fans' like that around. They do want normal behaving male fans though.

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hiroonakamura 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

if that was the case, then all these agencies wouldn't try to have young girls act like sexy schoolgirls who always does a lot of aegyo too. And not just acting like that, but they often wear clothes to reveal as much as skin as they can without going overboard.

It's obvious what kind of male fans these labels are targeting imho. "The more fanatic fans are, the more they will spend money on the group" is what the labels seem to think

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krell 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

Okay ; again I see it differently, BUT you have 'scored your points' too! ... :)

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pink_oracle 29 days ago 3
29 days ago

And he wasn't thrown out? And the other fans didn't kick his ass? That is fucked up.

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kizaru_hijin 28 days ago 2
28 days ago

ironic, coming from you, who said by far more disgusting things to innocent idols on a daily basis before...seems youre still very desperate for some likes to try so hard to seem nice...

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pink_oracle 27 days ago 1
27 days ago

Still harassing me.

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kizaru_hijin 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

no, just calling you out on your pathetic attempt to seem nice, just for some likes, when youre a disgusting hater...and trying to act like a victim here makes you even more pathetic...

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gommo 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

I'm so outraged

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liljoel93 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

Disgusting...

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StCatMouse 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

That doesn't even make a lick of sense. What was that person expecting? That she has nothing under that dress? And how many times acting like a douche canoe worked in real life anyway? What's even the intended positive outcome for this dude here?

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HSK 29 days ago 3
29 days ago

As usual, fans and netizens alike are pure cancer. What he did was wrong and I fully agree on that. No need to say things like "rot in hell", tho. It doesn't make you any better.

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crowboy 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

rot in hell is a saying... it means to be punished..? i think that's fair in this case, he should receive consequences.

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cpttsubasa 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

You are right. "Rot in hell" is way too metaphorical. Therefore we should demand to "chop off his dick".

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monstaxphmonbebe 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

For people who've experienced sexual harassment, assault, and/or abuse, it's the most fair thing to say to the instigator.

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mareeg 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

I hate things like this because no one does anything about it. The other members at least have their back and comfort them but other people just watch them. Why isn't their mangers doing something about it instead of leaving it like this????

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Aria74I 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

That fucking asshole, Mijoo is a confident woman who expresses herself sincerely! To say things like that to her is indicitive of the trash he is.

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dekhasia 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

It is a private event. Organizers have the right to kick everyone out they dont want there, even when this person didnt violate any laws apnetv. very nice this pic.

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DED_LEE 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

Poor Mijoo 4 My Luv!! ^^ =/

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xhecthor 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

OK, maybe I'm not understanding, but is that a good translation? what the fan really meant? Maybe "lift up your legs" may be refering to the part in her Lost N Found choreography when she does exactly that, or maybe he was trying to ask her to perform as she does in her crazy entrances to KBS biulding? Or maybe it could translate to "lift up your dress" or "open your legs" which is way more offensive.

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xhecthor 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

OK, maybe I'm not understanding, but is that a good translation? what the fan really meant? Maybe "lift up your legs" may be refering to the part in her Lost and Found choreography when she does exactly that, or maybe he was trying to ask her to perform as she does in her crazy entrances to KBS biulding? Or maybe it could translate to "lift up your dress" or "open your legs" which is way more offensive.

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Menece 28 days ago 0
28 days ago
why don't they place (the fan) on a permanent blacklist

Because you don't bite the hand that give you food, but really the Company(almost every company) itself promote this all the time but is worse when the girlgroup is smaller, they want those sasaeng fans to grab some cash(they spend a crazy amount).

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Bigbilk 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

What kind of sexual harassment, are you crazy or what?

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Cute_Guys 29 days ago 1
29 days ago

What he did was disgusting but so is saying someone deserves to rot in hell

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EducationSystem 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

wow why was this downvoted

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EFKP 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

Lift up her legs? What does that even mean?

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partyfan2013 29 days ago 3
29 days ago

Um, first of all, there's no need for any talk show style questions here. And second of all, we just don't exactly know what that male fan did it to Mijoo for at all. But we do know that it sure was uncalled for on so many levels for that man to tell Mijoo to lift up her legs without a doubt. It sure as hell was just absolutely a million percent creepy and perverted. That's it. And also, if he wants to see a woman either lift up her legs or just plain open them up while she's sitting down or lying on a bed, then he should just go look at some porn on the internet or whatever. He really shouldn't be out here telling a female idol like Lovelyz's Mijoo here to lift up her legs or open them up while sitting down. And oh yeah, by the way, since we're in the final week of 2018 now, I just wanna say that I hope that every single fanboy out there can just keep their sexist demands to themselves more often in the new year instead of telling these female idols directly what they really want to do in a sexually explicit kind of nature.

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MaeilKpop 29 days ago 2
29 days ago

Thanks a lot for implying that "every single fanboy" is a "sexist" and a pervert, asshole. It was ONE guy.

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partyfan2013 29 days ago 1
29 days ago

I don't care though. I just hope that there won't be any more of this sexist fan behavior in 2019.

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Cute_Guys 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

not caring is really the same mindset as fans who do things

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KPOPTrashTalker 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

thats nothing. her legs are there to showed up. next.

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MaeilKpop 29 days ago 5
29 days ago

Ugh, these types of articles are the worst. The reality is that one guy acted like a dick but people will use this as an excuse to say that all men are pervs and scumbags.

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Rasengan 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

While I agree that people shouldn't generalize us men like that there is literally nobody saying that in here. Kinda irrelevant.

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Cute_Guys 29 days ago 0
29 days ago

Don't worry most girls aren't that dumb

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Ricu 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

Uhm, no there is no generalization in this article whatsoever, so I don't get why you feel the need to express your dislike for this article. A fan showed disgusting behavior and the article is calling him out for that and there is really nothing with which one could excuse his behavior. No one is saying that men in general are sexist and perverts, so I don't get what problem you have with this article.

If you are not like this, then there's no reason for you to dislike this article or try to prevent behavior like this from being called out.

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MaeilKpop 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

I've seen plenty of other articles where the exact reaction I described did happen. Not so much on this one so I guess I jumped the gun, live and learn.

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