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K-pop 'sasaeng' fan culture: terrifying stories about stalking and harassment

Showbizz Daily Logo By Zeleb.es of Showbizz Daily | Slide 1 of 18: Fans of celebrities can go too far when it comes to their desire to get close to their idol. Over the past years, several media have written about cases of K-pop fans stalking and criminally intruding into the private lives of their idols. This phenomenon has been labelled 'sasaeng' - after a Korean term referring to 'private life.' Content warning: This post contains references to self-harm.

What is ‘sasaeng’ fan culture?

Fans of celebrities can go too far when it comes to their desire to get close to their idol. Over the past years, several media have written about cases of K-pop fans stalking and criminally intruding into the private lives of their idols. This phenomenon has been labelled 'sasaeng' - after a Korean term referring to 'private life.'

Content warning: This post contains references to self-harm.

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