N of VIXX took to Twitter recently to basically plead with fans to at least stop stalking him in the hospital when he’s visiting sick family.
고민하다 글을 남깁니다. 원하는 모습이든 원하지 않는 모습이든 공개되고 전해질 수밖에 없는 현실이 제 직업이라는 거 잘 알고 있습니다. 그런데 어제오늘처럼 병원까지 찾아오진 말아주세요. 연예인이기 이전에 자식으로서 해야할 도리를 마땅히 하고 있을 뿐입니다. 진심으로 부탁드립니다.
— VIXX_N 차에네넨 (@CHA_NNNNN) February 13, 2018
Perhaps the worst part about reading it is he felt the need to state that he understood fans following him is part of being a celebrity, but just wanted them to stop for this one thing.
“I am uploading this after giving it much thought. I am well aware that the unavoidable reality of my profession is having aspects of myself, whether I want them to be seen or not, be revealed. However, please do not follow me all the way to the hospital like yesterday and today. Before I am a celebrity, I am [someone who is] just naturally fulfilling his duty as a son. I sincerely ask this of you.”
The duty he mentioned is apparently looking after his sick mother in the hospital.
According to VIXX fans, or Starlights, sasaeng fans went after N at a hospital, then even shared the location of the hospital with others, causing fangirls to clutter the hospital area where N was staying. Some sasaeng fans went as far as to uploading footage online of N watching over his ill mother’s bedside.
In all the fandom craziness, I do always trick myself into thinking that maybe fandoms and/or sasaengs would have limits and could should decency in common sense situations like this. I know I do this because although I should expect this by now, I still read shit like this and am amazed in a way.