I blame the culture. Agencies allow the
stanning fan practice to get to that level.
Fangifts? Those artists can afford them and thousands more. Why not give to charity instead? Help more people who really need help. Do it under the name of your artists, if you must.
Food support? That’s the job of production, you’re only saving them their budget which goes where? I hope not to their own pockets.
Taking photos? That’s what legitimate media is for. Sure, fans can take photos any time, but must it be a competition?
Fan projects? Just sit back, relax and enjoy the concert instead of getting distracted with this or that. Same with other fan projects, why not give something back to the community instead? Again, do it under the name of your artists, if you must.
All these “practices” and so we have fanwars and dramas. Who needs Korean dramas anyway?
But I hope it’s not true that Korean entertainment agencies encourage, and even nurture, this culture, sharing flight information, hotel and side schedules (privacy, anyone?). They tolerate particularly the airport photographers and use it as a status symbol for being “famous”. The more you have them following you everywhere, the more famous you are.
Which I find ironic. Because the more famous a person is, the more that person tries to avoid any attention. They don’t need it. They deal with lots of it already and the last thing they want in life is to have stalkers following them even when they go to the toilet.
But that’s just me sitting here with a huge tub of popcorn just sayin’ and thinkin’ out loud.
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