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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 27 days ago

Teen misses school, even gets held back a grade due to her obsession with Seventeen

A teenager is worrying peers with her obsession with Seventeen.

On the January 21 airing of KBS' 'Hello Counselor,' a 17-year-old student, Kim Eun Seo, shared concerns about her friend Yoo Na whose life revolves around Seventeen. 

Kim Eun Seo stated, "My friend has been obsessed with Seventeen for 3 years. Of course, she attends their concerts and fan sign events, and she also collects their merchandise. But after attending their concert, she doesn't come to school because she poured all her energy there. She's also late to school 2-3 times a week. I think her family has given up on her but I see her at school every day so I'm worried. I think the teachers have also given up too."


Yoo Na is a hardcore Seventeen fan who knows everything about the K-pop group including their debut date, birthdays, position, dances, and more. Yoo Na said, "I go to bed late because I'm watching Seventeen videos, so I end going to school late or just not going at all. I also followed them around (to music shows). There were times when I didn't go home for 24 hours."


Kim Eun Seo additionally revealed, "My friend didn't come to school during exams. Her grades drop if she gets a zero but she doesn't care. She ultimately got held back due to missed exams and absences. Everyone else is moving up to high school but she will have to go through the grade again." 


Regarding her friend's concerns, Yoo Na commented, "In a way, I understand but in a way, I don't. I think you can follow around an artist if you really like them."


In the end, Yoo Na received an encouraging video message from Seventeen who stated, "It's upsetting to hear that you're not doing well in school because of us. We will invite you to our concert if you work hard in school." Yoo Na then promised, "I'll listen to my parents and go to school."


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Secretninja312 27 days ago 3
27 days ago

Honeslty it’s sad to see how obsessed people get with these idol groups/fandoms. No group should be worth giving up your schooling and future for. Also not too thrilled that they gave her a personal message from Seventeen and a promise to invite her to a concert if she stayed in school because that’s basically rewarding her for obsession and who’s to say it won’t encourage others to do the same thing since “hey! This girl skipped class and followed her fave group and they noticed her!”

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Kriscental 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Of course Seventeen gets the blame for it...

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Brown_Cream 27 days ago 1
27 days ago

Lol in a normal world they would ridicule her like the mental midget that she is

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najedofoge (Banned) 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

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ATA 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

All kpop fans lose sleep, but we still manage to take care of our responsibilities. Not caring about your schooling is too much. No group is worth your future.

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BiasIsLucas 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Seventeen has nothing to do with this. This girl is just lazy and irresponsible!!!!! I am sure that if parents wouldn't provide her with money, she would be in a better condition right now!!!!! I stan a lot of Kpop boy groups (Got7, BTS, NCT-all units, EXO, SJ, TVXQ, The Boyz, Stray Kids, Day6, Ikon, Winner, Oneus, Ateez, B1A4, Nu'est, WannaOne, MonstaX, Seventeen, .................), but I still have time to keep up my 4.0 GPA in my second year of college. The girl gotta set her realistic life back to place, I think she's too into her own fantasy world. She doesn't know how to use her time and money wisely. I'm sure Seventeen would not be proud to hear this.:(

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kristina_chua 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

It’s fine f you support an artist or group but there are limits

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AngelicaA99 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

Instead of missing school, she should try to aspire to be like them! They went to school and through hard work, they got where they were like all other groups! She should follow their good example and hopefully, she does well lol.


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saemi_fan 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Honestly, this is the best advice. That's exactly how i got out of kpop obsessed phase. At the end of the day, idols also have lives they live individually...away from their company and group members... these obsessed fans need to learn to do the same

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ValentinaJinOppa 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

If I were like this....







My mom would beat me up.

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kpoplovermay 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

ikr same >< either that or disown me ><

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courtney86 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Sounds like she needs some therapy. She is ruining her life and future over her obsession with Seventeen. Her parents need to set some boundaries. Her obsession has gotten out of control, and she is only hurting herself.

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mkBTS 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I think that we can all be hardcore fans but skipping school isn’t the best option.


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ParktomyJimin 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I think there's a very thin line between being a supportive and loyal fan and being an obsessive fan. It's very hard to be able to differentiate between that line and I don't blame her, she's admitted to her mistakes and agreed to work hard even if it was because seventeen personally asked her to

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NORM 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Honestly she can only attend all this & miss so much cos her parents are giving her the money for such.

I want to see how she'd keep up if she had to spend her own hard earned money on all these things,/events it might wake her up a bit so she tones it down.

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taichou_san 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

that not good for her tho...really bad tbh...its fine to stan a group but this going too far...she should think about her future too...idols not gonna take responsible with what happen in her future tho...

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thealigirl8 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

her parents need to step it up because this could really hurt her future

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nnani 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

That's her own fault though. I literally attend concerts all the time yet I still did my schoolwork (when I was in school). That's just her being lazy not because she likes the group and buys their stuff. That's a her problem.

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Pinksone81 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

being a hardcore fan is okay, but being held back becuz of it. Wow. I wish I could go to concerts n buy a lot of my bias albums and etc. I wish I had money for that. But I'm broke.

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johwa 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

...she need professional help....!! hope she gets it.....

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Y_C_Lee 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

A year lost that you'll never get back. Hope people realise even your idols can't give you back the time you wasted.

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kefira14 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Time to go to therapy!

Seriously though, this is an addiction as far as I'm concerned. Some things are more important than K-pop- your education being one of them!

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joanner22 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

this is craaaaazy :O

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Havva070805 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

I used to be obsessed like this with Snsd and Wonder Girls (it was in 2014) and I regret a lot. I never studied and I watched Wonder Girls and Snsd related videos 24/7 and sometimes I forgot to sleep. I also spent a lot of money for albums and merchandise of these groups (I was 14 years old back then) and I also skipped school because I didn't feel like studying. I'm regretting it so much, I hope she won't end up like me. I didn't even finish school. After 9th grade I never went to school again. Now I'm still a fan of these groups but gladly I'm a normal stan now.

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love_isplus21 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

This is not okay at all, but it’s refreshing to see a student in Korea that isn’t so pressured by school

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bright_light 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

That's crazy, honestly she sounds like those stalkers and she sounds happy about it. If i tried something like that at that age my parents would've taught me a lesson and not in a nice way

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Rita2020 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

This is so sad tbh this is why when idols start dating these type of fans feel "betrayed", I don't understand why getting obsessed with someone I mean I LOVE Bigbang since 2008 and I know their songs and stuff but I wouldn't sacrifice my life for them, this girl needs some kind of treatment or something not to get rewarded for her actions

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BunnyKookie97 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

She should have her priorities straight, while SEVENTEEN may be important to her, they will not pay her bills or support her in the future. While we all like to think that we have a connection to them, and that we know them. But the truth is that they are strangers to us. They only show us what they want to be seen and they may even be faking their on-screen and off-screen personalities. Her parents also have some of the blame for it, as they should control their daughter and make sure she is being healthy and not chasing around idols. Where does she even get that much money for all that stuff? Her parents should do a better job of teaching their child. SEVENTEEN really shouldn't have added that part about inviting her to their concert. It might encourage her to do better in school like with one of Jimin's relatives. His aunt has a daughter that loved BTS and Jimin was her bias, he promised her that he would give her a phone call and a signed cd if she did well in school. Ever since then, she has been top of her class. But it might also not help her.

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not_my_name 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Some fans are really hardcore however k-pop is just a music genre. It’s not something that should be controlling your life, I think it could fit more into the category of a “hobby”. At the end of the day, we don’t know them and they don’t know us cause we are responsible for our own lives.

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jeyjin 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

She’ll regret it when she gets older. No need to explain it to her since the people who actually care about her have probably already tried. There’s nothing wrong with liking things and having hobbies but too much of anything is bad.

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Hedy_Lamarr 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

That’s a bit much, sis.

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Akaihanaa 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

This is just so wrong. I stan a lot of kpop groups but still school and my future are more important than anything else! She's ruining her life and she's not 14-15 years old, but 17, a 17 years old person is expected to be more responsible. Their parents "gave up on her", what? And from where she takes money for buying merch and attending almost all of Seventeen's concerts?? When she's not coming back home for a whole day because of a boy band, where are her parents? Teachers can give up on her, though it's still wrong, but parents can't ignore how their daughter is behaving. And the fact that she's going to study because Seventeen told her is still wrong! She won't do it for herself, she will do it because Seventeen told her to do so..

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ExosChen 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

dang...

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Exo_Leia 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

As sad as this sounds, I'd like to have a bit of her ablility to not care about grades

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popularit 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

I hope she don't think thats cute or something. BTS literally made a song about being hard fans but still getting work done... Shit i like over 60 groups but I still get my work done.

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SugaKookie15 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

*Pied Piper by BTS plays in the distance*

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Hyungshi 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

She gotta regret in a couple years when she works at a mcdonald lmao

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Brown_Cream 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

Making good life choices already!, in 15 years time that's what will be important, knowing all the members birthdays lol

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Kosmo_Lap (Banned) 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

That's how a typical die hard fan of a boy group looks like: FAT, UGLY, DELUSIONAL.

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SugaKookie15 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

lmao damn

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iBangChan 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

i'm so glad i already had my education when seventeen debuted

bitch i'd fail too

they are sweehearts for inviting her to a show

i wonder if i go back to school and then flunk would they invite me

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maragana 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

That girl has her priorities straight. That girl is going places.

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pink_oracle 27 days ago 1
27 days ago

Dumb cow.

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pink_oracle 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Huh, seems there are a lot of dumb people about today.

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