Last Sunday, Korean actor and “Weightlifting Fairy” star Joo Hyuk was in SM Mall of Asia Arena together with Sandara Park for a one-night only Penshoppe FanCon 2018. What was supposed to be a fun and exciting meet and greet with the Korean stars turned out to be an embarrassment as some die-hard fans harassed Nam Joo-Hyuk in their desire to be physically close to the actor. Here are some clips, pictures, and netizen reactions to the untoward incident.
this is so disrespectful look how uncomfortable he is!!!! yes i know they are head over heels for nam joo hyuk but errr as a fan, they should know their limitations. nakakalungkot lang another bad image na naman towards ph fans. pic.twitter.com/OBSJT3850x
— sica 🍃 (@intoscoups) July 29, 2018
I’m not the biggest fan of Nam Joo Hyuk but look at the difference when u dont respeccccct pic.twitter.com/vYSrQD1D6B
— 75cm nikka 🌿 (@nikkapiryohae_) July 30, 2018
To these people you know who you are go watch yourselves and let’s see if what you did to Joohyuk is something to be proud of. hope this vid can help you sleep tonight 😡😡😡 #PenshoppeFanCon pic.twitter.com/SB3WVJsJgZ
— Angela Lara (@xoxogHeLa21) July 29, 2018
NAM JOO HYUK’S TWO TYPES OF FANS:
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— risa💜💜💜💜💜💜💜 (@lejungdaryhoe) July 30, 2018
Why they behave like that. Pity Nam Joohyuk 😭 he looks annoyed tho! They need to be chill!! 😒
— nisya aegi ❤💫 (@tbhsehun_) July 29, 2018
I still can’t believe what happened to him 😭 my poor Joo Hyuk im so sorry sweetie 😭 pic.twitter.com/iejfEtPKtz
— ✨ (@BBROYALTEAS) July 30, 2018
— lovescenario 🎬 (@raynnexuniverse) July 30, 2018
As fans, our first duty is to protect them not cause harm to them. I’m so sorry that Joo Hyuk has to go through this kind of experience. pic.twitter.com/Cq20VyHFoX
— jea (@AllForJaeYong_) July 30, 2018
I am disappointed not because I didn’t get a chance to go to the #PenshoppeFanCon but seeing photos and videos of Nam Joo Hyuk and Dara getting hurt by some of these fans. 😑 😭😭
Photos ctto#Dara #JOOHYUK #DaraAndJooHyukforPenshoppe pic.twitter.com/ntIbfkK8Es
— Hazel (@haze_chjm) July 30, 2018
The Filipino fans who sexually harrassed Nam Joo Hyuk should be ashamed of themselves, to think some are fansite admins. One of them was even seen shoving Dara aside. No matter how much excited you were, you should still respect the artists.
— SUJU ANTI TURNED TRASH (@gayforirene) July 30, 2018
The way those “fans” treated Nam Joo Hyuk during that event is very embarrassing and cringe-inducing.
— Adrian (@erdshuran) July 31, 2018
— 얀아 (@aningg_) July 30, 2018
Remember, no matter how big of a fan we are, we must always respect other people’s privacy and personal space. Let’s just hope that Joo-Hyuk wasn’t too traumatized or turned off to go back to the Philippines in the future.