WANNA ONE‘s agency, YMC Entertainment, has once again been forced to release a statement basically begging the group’s fandom to stop being creepy stalkers.
On February 13, the agency shared a statement that begins, “We express our sincere gratitude to all the Wannables that give generous support and love to Wanna One.” It continues, “We have released similar statements several times already, but we are sending a request to certain fans who are causing harm to the Wanna One members. Recently, due to certain fans that acquire the personal information of Wanna One members illegally and attempt to contact them whether it’s day or night, not only are Wanna One’s schedules affected, but also the members’ sleep and personal lives have become difficult. The artists have expressed severe mental stress as a result.” “We ask that you recognize the harm given to the artists’ personal lives when you attempt to call them or send messages through text or mobile messengers, and we earnestly request that you halt such actions that ruin the artists’ valuable lives.” “Also, using the safety of Wanna One members as an excuse to send threats or false information to agency staff and installing location tracking devices on their vehicles to follow them to private schedules, such actions disturb the artists’ schedules and can harm their safety, so we request that you refrain from doing so.” The statement concludes, “We ask for your cooperation so that Wanna One members no longer receive mental suffering due to improper acts by certain fans.”
It has been less than a month since WANNA ONE stans started an international incident, and they’re already back being an absolute mess. A truly remarkable fandom.
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that this statement will be about as effective as the past ones were because fans who are crazy enough to put tracking devices on the vehicles of oppars are not going to be swayed by a company statement.