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Kim Taehyung's stalking incident sparks concern among ARMY, demand action against YouTubers invading BTS' privacy

BTS members consisting of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook have on numerous occasions experienced intrusions into their personal lives.

Kim Taehyung's stalking incident sparks concern among ARMY, demand action against YouTubers invading BTS' privacy
BTS members and ARMY

Last Updated: 02.22 PM, Oct 27, 2023

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A disturbing incident unfolded when a 30-year-old woman stalked BTS member Kim Taehyung, known as V, at his home. This so-called "fan" had repeatedly visited his residence and was eventually apprehended by the police. Reports suggest that the woman had cornered V with a marriage certificate.

The Seoul Gangnam Police Station launched an investigation on October 27 into a woman in her 30s, identified as "A," for suspected breaches of the Stalking Punishment Law. The incident occurred on the evening of October 26, at approximately 6:30 PM, when she followed V into the elevator at his residence. 

She attempted to initiate a conversation with him and presented a marriage registration document. Following the filing of the complaint, she tried to evade authorities. However, the police successfully located her and identified her through the marriage registration.

BIGHIT MUSIC subsequently issued a statement addressing the incident. It firmly declared, "We are responding with a no-tolerance policy to stalking crimes that disturb our artist’s personal life and threaten their safety."

This unsettling occurrence is not the first time the members have been subjected to something this disturbing. BTS members' private lives have frequently been disrupted, stalked, or exploited for various purposes. As a group, they have faced stalking incidents in hotels, even in foreign countries. Additionally, individually, they have experienced intrusions into their personal lives.

BTS leader Kim Namjoon had his private information invaded for three consecutive years. The eldest member, Kim Seokjin, received an unauthorized vaccination while serving in the military. BTS' youngest member, Jeon Jungkook, faced stalking incidents at his gym, and some fans even sent food to his home. Park Jimin had his insurance papers stolen from his mailbox.

Further exacerbating this problem are YouTubers who create videos revealing the members' addresses and residences, making their personal information accessible to the public.

ARMY, deeply concerned about these issues, are urging BIGHIT MUSIC to take stringent action and remove these videos and individuals from social media platforms, and safeguard the members' privacy.

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