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Posted by Solim-Yoon Sunday, July 10, 2022

Netizens are shocked by the awkward and embarrassing conditions in which K-Pop idols hold their video fan calls

AKP STAFF

Netizens discussed the reality of K-Pop idols' video fan call events. 

K-Pop groups began holding video fan call events during the COVID-19 pandemic to replace in-person fan sign events. Video fan call events allow fans from all over the globe to have a 1:1 video chat with their favorite idol. 

But netizens are pointing out that these "1:1" video chats lack any form of privacy. 

In the case of WINNER's recent fan call event, the four members sat at a table facing one another. Other staff members stood close by to regulate. 

It was also revealed that during Seventeen's fan calls, a staff member sits in front of each member. These staff members listen in on every conversation, and let the idols know when the call begins and when it ends.

Netizens commented, "There is totally no privacy", "Fans ask the idols to do all kinds of weird things on those calls, like aegyo and animal noises", "I bet the WINNER members burst out laughing when they make eye contact across the table", "This is why sometimes, idols are reluctant to do ridiculous requests. There are tons of people in the room watching them", "They look like telemarketers", "So much respect for idols who literally act like they're dogs or cats in front of all those staff"

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justPearl-Miya
justPearl-Miya-821 pts Sunday, July 10, 2022 4
Sunday, July 10, 2022

how is this "shocking"? y'all thought there weren't staff around? don't tell me y'all actually believe there's no staff around or behind the phone when they go live on vlive!😭

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ibelieveinsal
ibelieveinsal534 pts Sunday, July 10, 2022 1
Sunday, July 10, 2022
How about... not asking them super private, embarassing things?... just a general idea.
And there will always be staff present when idols work. Remember all the nasty stuff some fans do or say to idols and then someone swoops in and takes away glasses with built in camera or inappropriate presents etc. They make sure everyone gets in line on time and that the idol moves on to the next person in time, or the fanmeeting would become 5 times as long, if everyone gets "just a minute" more.

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