For K-pop idols, connecting with their fans is important – it’s a way for them to build a relationship with their fans and thank them for their support. Often, idols will give their fans a peek into their personal lives through live social media sessions or online chat groups. But what happens when fans want to get even closer and start invading idols’ privacy by stalking or even trying to kidnap them? These are called “sasaeng” fans – fans who resort to stalking to get closer to their idols. We take a look at some K-pop stars who have been targeted by “sasaeng” fans. EXO’s Baekhyun View this post on Instagram A post shared by BaekHyun. (@baekhyunee_exo) on May 28, 2020 at 9:33pm PDT In a recent message posted on the LYSN app, Baekhyun of EXO pleaded with his fans to respect his privacy after he came home and found two fans waiting in front of his apartment. What is gapjil and why does it affect Exo’s Chen? “Two female individuals (sasaengs) were just in front of our house and floor after I finished my schedules … Thankfully I was with my manager. But during that moment I was scared … I’m begging you. Please protect my privacy,” the message read. EXO’s Tao View this post on Instagram A post shared by Z.TAO黄子韬 (@hztttao) on Apr 13, 2020 at 1:37am PDT It hasn’t only been Baekhyun who has been targeted. During an overseas trip, fans of EXO were able to make their way into the group’s hotel and photographed Tao coming in and out of his hotel room in a dressing gown. They reportedly installed microphones in the members’ rooms and were able to catch Tao singing to G-Dragon’s song, Crayon. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon View this post on Instagram A post shared by TaeYeon (@taeyeon_ss) on May 4, 2020 at 2:53am PDT Leader of Girls’ Generation, Taeyeon, was the subject of a kidnapping attempt by an obsessive fan. While performing Run Devil Run onstage at a concert in the Lotte World Ice Rink, a fan managed to sneak past event security and make his way onstage, where he attempted to pull away Taeyeon from her performance. Luckily, fellow member Sunny and event security were able to pull him away. Taeyeon turns 31: The evolution of a K-pop diva’s sense of style BTS View this post on Instagram A post shared by BTS official (@bts.bighitofficial) on Aug 13, 2018 at 8:01am PDT While taking a break at a cafe in Sweden, members of boy group BTS were swarmed by “sasaeng” fans gathered outside to watch them eat. When the fans were asked to leave, they pretended to go only to reappear and chase the members when they left the cafe. Thankfully, they were able to escape unharmed. BigBang’s T.O.P View this post on Instagram A post shared by BIGBANG VIP (@top.bigbang.vip) on May 28, 2018 at 8:34am PDT BigBang’s lead rapper T.O.P was photographed sleeping on an aeroplane by a “sasaeng” fan. When the images were released online, other fans were quick to comment their worry about the idol’s safety: “If T.O.P sees this picture, he won’t be able to sleep comfortably on planes any more,” a fan commented. Why BigBang rapper T.O.P is one of K-pop’s greats Many fandoms have spoken up against “sasaeng” fans for putting their idols’ safety at risk. While everyone has celebrities that they love and idolise, it’s important to recognise their boundaries and respect their privacy. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .