It’s safe to say that EXO has really passionate fans, but according to EXO, that passion should have a limit for everyone’s safety and well-being.
EXO opened up about their sasaeng fans in an interview, stating, “We do have a lot of the so-called sasaeng fans. Of course, we are aware that their actions are rooted in interest and affection for us so we are thankful that they like us. But honestly, we do hope that they can control themselves a little bit.”
“Although we like that they come out to see us, we would like it if they keep order and show manners in public places… When we have overseas schedules, [sasaeng fans] purposefully ride on the same plane as us and take photos of us non-stop. More so than how we are uncomfortable, there were many times when we felt sorry for the damage caused to the innocent passengers and crew members.”
“We are also sorry to our neighbors who suffer when our fans come to our dorm.There are fans who also sleep outside of our dorm and we hope that they refrain from doing such a dangerous thing. And we will be even more thankful if they keep order when coming to meet us at public events.”
The group also cleared up misunderstandings regarding the photos floating around that were rumored to picture a female sasaeng fan who allegedly disguised herself to follow the boys into the men’s bathroom. “Recently, there was a rumor that one female fan shaved off her hair and entered the men’s restroom which we were in and took a photo. In reality, there are actually people who do follow us into the bathroom to take photos, but for those particular photos, the fan was not a cross-dressing girl, but actually a guy.”
The boys also shared some exciting news, as they revealed their plans to launch an official fan club soon. “We plan to start an official fan club this year. If that happens, we think that there will be more organization among fans who come out to see us.”