BTS Beefing Up Security Following Ugly ARMY Incidents

BTS' V Running from ARMY fans at Seoul's Gimpo International Airport

BTS’ V Running from fanatical ‘ARMYs’ at Seoul’s Gimpo International Airport

Are ARMYs getting completely out of control?  BTS’ management company is now adding extra security following a number of ugly incidents.

A series of frantic incidents involving over-the-top ARMYs are causing BTS to reconsider its security detail.  The development is raising the questions over how BTS will manage a fanbase that is proving to be over-the-top.

Just recently, a video of BTS member V escaping fanatical ARMYs at Seoul’s Gimpo International Airport surfaced, raising questions of how safe the group remains.  V was returning from a mini-vacation in Jeju Island, and appeared unprepared for the ‘attack’.

Other fans chastised the overzealous fans.  In a forum on allkpop.com, ARMYs blasted their fellow fandom for pursuing V like ‘zombies’ and putting V at the center of a ‘horror movie’.  “10/10 best horror movie of the year,” one fan quipped.

Here’s a captured video of the chase at Gimpo.

This is hardly a one-off incident.  Here’s another video detailing another chase in Sweden, where the group went to escape on vacation.

Other ugly face-offs with rabid fans are becoming increasing common, prompting serious security reconsiderations.  According to a report this week in Korea Portal, BTS management group Big Hit Entertainment has officially confirmed its intent to broaden protection around the group.

At this stage, it’s unclear what the stepped-up security will look like.  But everything from guards, hotels, and itineraries could be scrutinized.  In the end, the group may sacrifice a huge amount of freedom in the process.

And what did BTS expect, exactly?

The issue isn’t entirely a surprise.  Over the past year alone, BTS has experienced meteoric growth and global fandom.  Indeed, this is considered a ‘good problem’ by millions of struggling artists.  But success is complicated, and intense fandom can easily rip a group apart.

Already, tensions may exist between Rap Monster and fellow Bangtan Boys members like V and Jimin, with fanatical ARMYs potentially exacerbating the problem.

Rap Monster’s Failed Solo Attempt Proves He’s Nothing Without BTS

Rap Monster has been branching out with aggressive solo efforts, a move that stirred some fears that the rapper was testing the waters.

More as this develops.

 

50 Responses

  1. Avatar
    Sick of your Articles

    I can not believe that you are still allowed to wrie articles. Who the hell do you think you are?! It is really sad that this is what you waste your time on. Get yourself some help like seriously, do you have nothing better to do than trying to bring BTS and Armys down?! You should be ashamed!!!

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      springbutterflytears

      I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE. HOLY HELL, THESE ARE GIVING ME MIGRAINES.. PLEASE, KILL ME. ARMY’S ARE NICE, MOST OF THE TIME. SOME OF US ARE, CRAZY OR MENTAL (I’m both, I don’t do anything at them, though.) JESUS FLIPPING CHRIST.

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      Mochiiiii

      Ok, so I don’t agree with any of this as those fans he’s talking about are Saesangs and not at all A. R. M. Y. Style but if u really hate this, just don’t read it. Bashing over and over doesn’t seem to work so just don’t read his articles, he won’t have anyone read it anymore. Unjust stumbled on this I probably won’t be reading anymore.

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    Sick of your Articles

    I can not believe that you are still allowed to wrie articles. Who the hell do you think you are?! It is really sad that this is what you waste your time on. Get yourself some help like seriously, do you have nothing better to do than trying to bring BTS and Armys down?! You should be ashamed!

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    Anonymous

    Ok two things. First: You are writing this as if all ARMYS are like this. NOT true. A few crazy idiots do not represent the entire fandom. The same thing can be said for every single fan base in existence. In every fan base there will ALWAYS be those few people who are crazy. That does NOT mean that they are all like that. And the fact that you wrote it this way doesn’t make any sense because you even mentioned in your article that ARMYS are blasting these people for doing that. Seriously ARMYS are pissed that those people did that to V. And second: Tensions between Rapmon and the other group members? What? Where the hell did you get that from? And why do you keep saying that Rap Monster is trying to go solo? Seriously for the last time Namjoon is NOT trying to go solo! Seriously have you even seen their interviews? They always say how they want to stay together as a group for as long as they possibly can and how much they all love each other and love working together. They are a family. Even in interviews within the last month they talk about their goals and what they hope to achieve together and how close they all are. Key word in all of this being TOGETHER. Stop trying to convince people that Namjoon is trying to go solo because he is NOT.

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      Anonymous

      I just wanted to also point out one other detail that I feel is pretty important. BTS (RAP MONSTER INCLUDED) said in their interviews in the U.S. for their WINGS tour that they are also currently working on their next album. And that they hope to return to the U.S. someday and do more BTS concerts here. There are so many other things I could talk about as well but I’ll just leave it at that. If you’re going to continue to write articles please just do your research and get your facts straight and make sure the facts and information are accurate before you write anything because these articles are nothing more than gossip.

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    Anonymous

    Paul, where’s the segue into Rap Monster’s failed solo attempt?! This article has left me feeling so…incomplete.

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    Defrosting Snow Queen

    For your information – those ‘fanatic’ armys aren’t armys. THEY ARE SAESANGS YOU MORON.

    SAESANG: AN OBSESSVIE FAN OF A KPOP IDOL. IT WAS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THOSE DUMBASSES WERE SAESANGS. DO YOU RESEARCH DAMNIT.

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    Paul is a miserable idiot

    First of all, NOT ALL ARMYS ARE LIKE THIS. Second, for fuck’s sake, RAP MONSTER is NOT trying to go solo.
    STOP mentioning that over and over again. Seriously tho… I feel sorry for you. How miserable are you exactly that you keep on writing these type of articles about BTS? Constantly making them​ look bad and spreading false rumours. If you’re gonna be a journalist, do it right. Who am I kidding. You’re a lost cause. Just stop writing.

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    RESNIKOFF THATS NOT HOW YOU FUKIN WRITE SHIT

    LMAO DID YOU SEE HOW HE WAS COMPLIMENTING BTS TOO MUCH AND THEN HE WAS LIKE

    BUT

    RAPMONS SOLO ACTIVITIES R FAILING LOL DISREGARD WHAT I SAID ABOUT THE GLOBAL FANDOM

    Like bitch shut the fuck up or get smakt the fuck up im so done with your bullshit

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    I'm SO SICK OF YOU!!

    First of all, ARMY’s are not ‘Rabid’ fans. Yes these fans did get out of control, and it was wrong of them to do so, it’s not right of you either to say that the entire fandom is bad. BTS has never ever had ‘tension’ between the members. They consider each other as close as family so stop with your bullsh*t. And also stop saying that Rap Monster was attempting a solo. He was not. It was simply a collaboration. End of story.

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    Anonymous

    Seriously, why did you need to mention the Rap Monster “solo” thing every article you write about BTS? If you want people to believe you, it’s obviously not working. I seriously don’t understand why you think that your articles should actually be considered “news”.

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    Anonymous

    Rap Monster literally did a collaboration. This has nothing to do with becoming a soloist or leaving BTS. So many artists are doing collaborations, yet you immediately target Rap Monster. Us ARMY’s are super proud that he was able to do a collaboration with Wale, but you are really pissing me off at the moment. Please write articles that are not from your biased opinion and is actually true and fully researched.

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    Please Read Paul

    Stop generalizing the fandom please.
    BTS have no negative tension between them… They are like brothers and wrote songs about their friendship. The chemistry between the boys in insane… They’ve lived together for over years now. Another thing, Rap Monster is not testing the waters, when asked this “solo or bts” , he answered without hesitating “BTS”. A journalist is not meant to write their opinion but rather write a piece WITH EVIDENCE. That’s what makes a good journalist and you sure are all but a good journalist. This isn’t a blog.

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    ARMY

    As much as I hate this Paul who wrote the article, i think it is right that overly obsessed fans may cause them to rip apart. Let’s just hope that they will stay strong. And I have a strong faith on BTS and I am holding onto that faith.

    As for you Paul, I am telling you to stop writing nonsense and bullsh*t because your previous articles also hurt BTS and you know how small they feel when they read those.

    So please…

    If you’re pulling us down, we will pull you down with us. And we will all step on your coconut to go back to the top. You get me?

    Frown or laugh all you want.

  13. Avatar
    This is from a K-pop fan

    Ok this is the first time I have read your shit. When I first started reading this I thought that some Armys have to learn more about respect. But when I got to the end…. You fucking GOOD FOR NOTHING SHIT. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE TO BRING DOWN SUCH TALENT. Which I might add that you lack off except writhing SHIT about groups mostly BTS. I can’t believe someone has not taken down your shit yet. But I will say you have writing skills which is being wasted on someone like YOU. So please STOP telling lies because I think.. No.. I am positive that you know the love they have for each other. So please stop.

    I just want to tell you this because as I have already say this is my first and last time reading your SHIT until you stop lying but if you don’t….. YOU CAN SUCK YOUR OWN DISGUSTING DICK, CUS NO ONE WILL DO IT FOR YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR FUCKING LIE.

    P.S,
    I am sorry to all the fans or people who saw my comment and read it I AM SO SORRY. LAST BUT NOT LEAST ARMY STAY STRONG AND GIVE BTS SOME TIME OF THEIR OWN! BTS FIGHTING

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    Anonymous

    The fans aren’t rabid, don’t try to make them seem like animals. The fans were just really excited to see them, but I don’t agree with their actions. Namjoon definitely isn’t trying to go solo and BTS are like brothers and they’ll stay together

  15. Avatar
    Your Noona

    Wow. I read everybody’s comments, and I’m shocked. Literally all of them are being mean to Paul(?) Yup, it’s Paul. You guys gotta know, Paul’s got feelings, but most of the comments are right. RapMon is not gonna leave, even though he ain’t the perfect leader. I don’t blame everybody for arguing with this article, but can we please put it in a nicer way? I’m saying this as your noona, don’t cuss. Now, if everybody hates his articles, just x out of it. It’s that simple. Don’t make life complicated kids!

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      Paul is Just a Shit

      Hey there! Actually i was ignoring his articles for a long time hoping he will stop. But he keeps saying bad things about bts and false rumors. I tried to ignore Really Trust me. But i can’t do anymore. Sometimes his articles really hurt our army’s feelings. We asked him to stop nicely at first but he made more. *sigh*

  16. Avatar
    Paul Resnikoff

    Everyone, this piece isn’t just about BTS. It’s about any fast-rising group — especially a younger group — that has to deal with obsessive fans. It’s part of success for many successful artists, whether the Beatles or BTS. It’s a challenge of managing success.

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      Someone

      Korean ARMYs are attempting to stop the video from spreading to further prevent the activity of saesang fans. Please take it down to prevent the encouragment of such fans

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      SUCK YOUR FATHER'S DICK PAUL

      *PRETENDS TO BE SHOCKED*
      WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A SUCCESSFUL GROUP THAT HAS A HUGE FANBASE? OFCOURSE THERE WOULD DEFINITELY FANS THAT ARE CRAZY OVER THEM, NOT ONLY BTS BUT OTHER ARTISTS TOO. WHEN WILL YOU AND WITH YOUR ARTICLES? I’LL BE WAITING..

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      Anonymous

      “obsessive fans” u could’ve said that instead of “ARMYs” ^ your wording needs improvement and you gotta think through. I’m an ARMY, and with all these comments you really should reflect on what you wrote and the feedback you’re getting. The feedback is negative in all of your articles so i mean, try looking at the feedback when writing these things. The most common mistake you’re making is mentioning “ARMYs” when talking about just a small group of fans. that term’s used for a whole fandom, and with other drama against us it really pisses us off when even a grown person like you repeatedly make the same mistakes over and over again.

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    Done with your shit

    For the love of God, STOP SAYING RAPMON IS GOING SOLO. He made a mixtape, did a few collaborations but that doesn’t mean these are his “failed solo attempts”. Also, these are just a bunch of crazy idiots who stalk the band and chase them. They are very few in number so it would be very appreciated if you’d stop characterising the whole fanbase as psycho stalkers. Stop spreading negativity Paul, the world is already negative enough so it does not need you adding to it.

  18. Avatar
    Fucking Paul ???get ur life

    Hahaha he got so many bad comment on his article tht y now he said ugly army haha i think u fucking Paul better don’t write any article about BTS lol

  19. Avatar
    SUCK YOUR FATHER'S DICK PAUL

    *PRETENDS TO BE SHOCKED*
    WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A SUCCESSFUL GROUP THAT HAS A HUGE FANBASE? OFCOURSE THERE WOULD DEFINITELY FANS THAT ARE CRAZY OVER THEM, NOT ONLY BTS BUT OTHER ARTISTS TOO. WHEN WILL YOU AND WITH YOUR ARTICLES? I’LL BE WAITING..

  20. Avatar
    Taehyung Oppa

    Stop writing these terrible articles!!! STOP TELLING LIES ABOUT RAPMON!!! He is not trying to go solo! What you do not understand is that many Kpop stars will release a mixtape or a single by themselves, but still have it be their ultimate priority to stay with their group. Rapmon is the leader; he will not decide that he likes going solo better, not only because its a bad decision, but also because he has a commitment to BTS. SO STOP TALKING ABOUT RAPMON BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR ARTICLES ARE SHIT.
    Also, the people who chased BTS/V aren’t real ARMYs. They are called Saesang fans, crazy people who don’t respect other people’s privacy. Stop making assumptions and maybe actually do some real research before you write anything about our boys!!!!!
    #JiminAppreciationDay, #ArmyWillProtectBTS

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    Please

    Just tell me why…why did you drag rapmonster into this….I don’t see any connection…seriously…just please stop writing articles like this

  22. Avatar
    Paul is Just a Shit

    Not surprised anymore!! You are worst than anti You are just a trash

  23. Avatar
    YOU WILL PAY FOR YOUR SINS ONE DAY

    Wow you really have no conscience. I pity you.

  24. Avatar
    VOTE BTS FOR BBMAs ~

    GOD DAMN Paul Resnikoff you must have some kind of mental disorder or something. You really have nothing better to do, don’t you? You are never going to get any further in life than you are now…… I really feel sorry for you. RIP PAUL

  25. Avatar
    cat

    THIS IS GARBAGE, U R BLAMING THE ENTIRE FANDOM U IDIOT!
    CAN U NOT C THEY R ANTI- FANS
    NOT ALL ARMY’S R OVER THE TOP, THOSE ARMY’S RESPECT BTS. IT IS JUST A FEW IDIOTS AND ANTI FANS. IN THAT VIDEO IS JUST ANTI FANS- IF THEY WERE FANS OF BTS THEY WOULD RESPECT BTS’S PRIVACY BUT CLEARLY THEY ARE ANTI FANS.
    THINK 40 TIMES BEFORE U WRITE THIS BULLSHIT ARTICLE BLAMING ARMY’S AND GET YOUR FACTS CLEAR BEFORE U BLAME THE WHOLE FANDOM.

  26. Avatar
    Shittiest website on earth

    Wow you’re really not suited to become someone who writes articles. Like wth are your trying to get of this shitty articles. And the Sweden incident was just a lie, get your facts together , the fans there and netizens already said that so leave them tf alone. The articles you write are so fake that it makes me sick. Why are you trying to bring other people down. Just stop writing articles about Kpop at all because you end up looking like some wannabe , pretending they have their own newspaper. Ffs just don’t write any shit about this anymore and stop with the articles that are fake !

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      Sorry

      I’m sorry for how angry and aggressive I sounded in the comment, but it feels like you try to make all the fans look bad, when clearly they weren’t real fans but saesangs who did it. And everybody had put that accident in Northern Europe behind but you just stirred it up , which makes me feel bad for the fans there, they even apolozied. But just in the future don’t write articles like this, fans can become…. a little protective .

  27. Avatar
    Hate You

    Seriously !!! You guys again.
    Well I’m not surprised. You’re one of anti-BTS
    There’s no article mentioned about Rap Monster solo’s failure, but you did. It’s not a big issue anyway bc we ARMY’s will always try our best to keep our boys keep their heads up and feel the glory after all of their hardworks.

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    Just to let you know

    And one more thing
    Those are not ARMY’s but sasaeng fans

  29. Avatar
    Paul get the fuck out of here

    Wtf bts in Sweden srsly when did they come to Europe they still agent come here and all the article is just lies guys I’m thinking can we boycott digital music news if u see an article from them just don’t open it.

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    You're an IDIOT

    Gosh you were just talking about fans…and bam Rap Monster bla bla bla…are you ok…I wonder how much they pay you to write this shit…Quit already ???

  31. Avatar
    Rin

    What? You’re writing as if the girls tried to murder the boys. And please refrain from writing articles like these in the future. We don’t want unnecessary attention to fuel the saesangs up. Do you even know what that means? Well, whatever just refrain because our fellow K-ARMYS are trying their hardest to downplay these type of acts as to not encourage them.

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    @sarahann.kpop on Instagram

    Okay, this article triggers me in many ways.

    1 – Those are DEFINITELY not us ARMY, those are crazy Sasaeng fans, who exist in almost every fandom you can imagine. They are not apart of ARMY because ARMYs would never do anything that would hurt or scare our boys.

    2 – DO NOT GET OUR PRECIOUS NAMJOON INTO THIS- he simply did a collaboration, what does that have to do with becoming a soloist? Or “tensions existing with the other members”? Stop making assumptions.

    3 – Yes, this is a very serious matter, but K-ARMYs and I-ARMYs are working together to try and prevent these acts from occurring. We will protect our boys at all costs.

    “Hate on Bangtan, but not our ARMYs” – BTS
    “Hate us as long as you want, but not our boys.” – ARMYs

    I assume you are either an ANTI, or obviously know nothing about BTS or ARMY and our relationship.

    Dear “Paul Resnikoff”, please be more professional in the future, and use mostly facts and not your biased opinions or assumptions in your articles.

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    A.R.M.Y

    WOW! You think this is funny? Get a life and a proper job, stop hating on a group cause you’re jealous of them! BigHit will have seen these articles you have written and lets be honest they would have been reported by now!

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    Fact is REALITY

    I think you are secretly loving BTS…
    Most specially KIM NAMJOON a.k.a (RAP MONSTER)
    CUZ?…You give much time on writing these articles…
    I think ??…I got your point.
    Isn’t it?
    Since you will not be recognized if you are going to join the FANDOM.
    So…your travelling in the shortiestCUT so that they will be able to notice you easier and recognize you very well…
    And since it was not yet working…
    So your just keep on trying??

    Ohww!!well…just try and try until you hmmm…D*e??
    LOVE YOU A LOT… I HOPE SOMEDAY
    THEY WILL RECOGNIZE YOU!?

    BTW I LIKE YOUR ARTICLES!
    I WANNA BE A JOURNALIST LIKE YOU SOMEDAY? I LIKE YOUR GENRE AND ATTACTS SO CLEVER
    I WISH I COULD WRITE AN ARTICLE LIKE THIS SOMEDAY
    AND THE SUBJECT??OF COURSE YOU?

    *THE MORE YOU HATE, THE MORE YOU LOVE???

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    Rap Monster = Hotter than Paul, Sexy than Paul, Smart than Paul, Happier than Paul, Successful than Paul, Loved than Paul, Good hearted than Paul. Paul = Just dont talk about him, You'll just hate his guts

    Paul, Do you have a problem with Rap monster? Are you still salty because you arent one of the reporters he invited at their concert. Rap mon said he wanna invite the reporters who helped them grow.

    Rap monster loves BTS too much. Say what you want. Rap monster loves his group and being payed back lots of love also. You cant relate to him maybe

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    A friendly advice from a fellow human

    You seem to write a lot of false information from what I have seen. I won’t ask you to stop hating on BTS, but please check your facts before you start writing. It would probably stop most of the people hating on you.

  37. Avatar
    anon

    The army isn’t ‘out of control’ as you put it. Most army’s are actually friendly if you don’t assume things about them.

  38. Avatar
    Fed up

    Stop making out BTS to be this group with a lot of discord and lack of unity. They have one of the closest bonds between each other than even brothers. They have clearly stated their desire to be with each other forever. Even rap monster in a hidden camera prank was scolded by the CEO, acting like he wasn’t wanting to be a part of the group. Then the CEO asked Rap Monster, “do you want a solo career or to be with BTS” and Rap Monster didn’t hesitate even a second to say BTS. Suga has even released a mixed tape and I don’t see you talking about that. Not only that, but ARMY is practically begging J-Hope to do a mix tape (cause it bout time). You don’t understand what you write…. I honestly hope you lose your job over your failed attempts at defaming BTS.

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    anonymous

    It’s good to expose the ridiculous fans in the fandom but it’s ridiculous to generalize all ARMYs as overzealous, violent, messed up fans. You sound like an old basic mom who likes drama.

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    Wow wow

    Wow only army responded to this post lmao i can’t say the writer may not be bias as i have only read tbis post but it is pretty common knowledge that bts fans have crossed the line multiple times ovet the years to scary extremes. Even if 1% of army are sasange…thats still hundreds or thousands of fans. I feel like alot of fans on here are probably western and if a majority of Sasaeng are real sasaeng as in from korea or even china then BTS deals with this issue daily all the time or most of the time. Groups or celebs do not just beef up security for one or 2 spares incidence. It has to happen often. Very often and it does. Atm it is well known in kpop that EXO L, ARMY and now WANNA fandoms generally have more bad press regarding bad fan behavior. Not just to bts themselves but to a lot of people who voice rven slight just criticism to their bias group.