SM Entertainment is doing an event where
sasaeng fans will be allowed to pay in order to have a fanmeeting on a flight, which fans are understandably uncomfortable with.
[SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR VI in DUBAI] SM Global Package with SM CHARTER FLIGHT ??? ?Will be available from 14:00p.m (KST) 28th February ?
— SM GLOBAL PACKAGE (@SMTOWNTRAVEL) February 27, 2018
The problem with this, of course, is that they’re putting idols in an enclosed space exclusively with fans crazy enough to pay exorbitant prices for a flight, which is essentially justifying sasaeng behavior.
1. SM pushed a new event on Twitter
It basically allows fans to have a fan meeting with SM’s artist. By taking the same plane as them, one ticket is around 4M won (~3600$)
2. The issue is that the trajectory is from Dubai to Japan, and it’ll take 9 hours
The idols will have their full makeup on and won’t be able to rest while dealing with the fans.
3. Since this includes the SMtown concert, there is a great chance that they’ll be able to meet every SM artist
This is just a terrible idea, honestly.
SME: We're totally super serious about protecting our artists from abuse.
Also SME: Hey sasaengs, give us money and you can harass your faves for a whole flight!
— Asian Junkie (@asianjunkiecom) March 1, 2018