SEVENTEEN were recent guests on ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘, but the behavior of their fans caused problems for both the group and their staff.
One online post claimed, “Because of the bomb-like cameras [in the audience], the recording was disrupted twice, and normal people in the audience got tired and started cursing…”
Some netizens even said they spotted video footage of Seventeen’s leader S.Coups begging fans before the recording to “please don’t take photos”.
I didn’t write about that cause I figured it might’ve been just minor stuff or even just fabricated entirely.
As it turns out, though, the fandom actually did violate rules like not taking photo and video, and even worse, they reportedly told the host of the show (Yoo Hee Yeol) to move out of the way of their shots.
Thus, KBS issued a warning to the group and the fandom, which caused Pledis Entertainment to release a statement threatening a boot from the fandom.
“Hello, this is Seventeen’s staff. We have currently received a warning from the broadcast station because of today’s ‘Sketchbook’ recording. From now onward, any fan who has been caught recording or taking photos (including broadcasts) at events that ban filming will be banned from the official fan club as well as the official events. Any videos and photos from ‘Sketchbook’ that are uploaded (included those uploaded after broadcast) will be handled the same way, so please take note.”
Yeah, not the best look.
“GET THE FUCK OFF YOUR OWN SHOW OLD MAN, I NEED THE 120,592 PIC OF OPPAR”
I can see it now.