In the world of K-pop today, Red Velvet is recognized as one of the top three girl groups in the industry. Alongside Black Pink and Twice, they are paving the way for the next generation of girl groups such as Itzy.
Because of their popularity, many fans — especially the Reveluvs (fan club for Red Velvet) — show their appreciation in many ways.
Unfortunately, some of their actions cross the line. In this case, K-pop fans are upset that someone masturbated during one of Red Velvet’s performances.
Indecent in every, single way
Someone revealed the news of an individual masturbating during Red Velvet’s performance through a tweet. According to the tweet, a man “pleasured himself” during Red Velvet’s performance of Power Up at the K World Fiesta.
The worst part is that a 16-year-old girl in front of the culprit suffered from the situation. She posted the tweet with photos of fluid on her sock, leg, and back of her pants.
오늘 케이월드페스타 레드벨벳 파워업 후반부 공연도중 뒤에서 얼굴을 꽁꽁싸맨 남자가 제 등쪽과 엉덩이 부분에 무언가 흐르는걸 느꼈습니다
저는 그 무언가가 흐르는것을 처음에는 스탠딩이라 그냥 물을 실수로 쏟아나? 라고 생각했습니다
하지만 공연이 끝나고 불이켜진후 닦으려고 pic.twitter.com/M9rSIjzxWq
— 너라는 봄✨ (@taeng031126) August 16, 2019
In response to the tweet, many K-pop fans, including Reveluv, took to social media to say that such behavior is unacceptable. The hashtag #ProtectRedVelvetandReveluvs is starting to make the rounds on social media, especially on Twitter, where the news was first made known.
Not the first time to happen to a K-pop girl group
Unfortunately, this is not the first time such a disgusting incident occurred to a K-pop girl group. In July, Momoland participated in a fan signing in Mexico. During that time, male fans were seen screaming sexually explicit derogatives. One man was caught masturbating.
Thankfully, Academia Ninshi, the organizers who brought Momoland to Mexico, stepped up and caught the fan with the help of the police.
The fact anyone would do such a brazen thing in public is unbelievable. However, the trend may be growing, given the recent news. Let’s hope that organizers and the agencies of girl groups, or any musical act for that matter, offer better protection from such situations.
War Omega is an entertainment news writer and painter that specializes in Asian entertainment. On Monsters & Critics, he writes about K-pop, K-dramas, and Chinese dramas. However, he also likes Filipino dramas and music, Japanese dramas, J-Rock, and anime. When not partaking in writing or painting, he can be found at the gym, reading a book, reviewing a restaurant, or playing a video game.