K-pop bands rely on their fans to send them to the top of the music charts, but sometimes the relationship between idols and admirers gets too close for comfort. Photo: Roy Issa

When K-pop superfans turn ugly – the dark side of the Korean pop culture phenomenon, where admiration turns to obsession

Fans often adore their idols from a distance, but some sasaeng – obsessed fans – take their love to a creepy, and at times, criminal level. In one case, a groupie broke into the house of a member from K-pop act TVXQ and took a photo

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

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K-pop bands rely on their fans to send them to the top of the music charts, but sometimes the relationship between idols and admirers gets too close for comfort. Photo: Roy Issa
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