NCT fans worry about members’ safety after finding out they’re staying in the same hotel with potential sasaengs… due to SM Entertainment’s ‘global packages’
fans of NKT concerned for the safety of their members after discovering that global concert packages could result in people getting too close to idols.
during its three stops NEO CITY – THE CONNECTION USA tour, little entertainment offers “Global Packages” that include not only admission to the band’s concert but also hotel accommodation.
[NCT 127 2ND TOUR ‘NEO CITY – THE LINK’] SM Global Package available from December 19, 2022 (Monday) 4:00 p.m. (KST)
2023.01.09 (CET) 20:00 (CST)
2023.01.11 (WEDNESDAY) 20:00 (CST)
2023.01.13 (VEN) 20:00 (HNE)
— FORFAIT MONDIAL SM (@SMTOWNTRAVEL) December 17, 2022
While this might sound like a good idea in theory for fans who have to travel quite a distance to get to the gig, there is one aspect of the package that is understandably worrying.
For the Chicago leg of the NCT tour, the hotel accommodations for those who bought the global packages turned out to be the same as where the members stayed.
-NCT 127 (@NCTsmtown_127) January 8, 2023
Because of this, viewers were seen making every effort to try and get to know the band members. At one point, some people were seen following NCT in a taxi after the members left the hotel on a tour bus. One of the girls featured in the video is said to be one sasaengs Fan exhibiting the same behavior since 2019.
she planned fr, girl sought help fr pic.twitter.com/jL494rBjIj
— ꕥ (@MININGINAKAMOTO) January 11, 2023
There have also been reports of numerous disruptions caused by hotel guests when a member posts photos of themselves in or around their hotel room on social media.
By the way, I also agree that this is such a risky and stupid decision from SM side and I honestly don’t know why they put us together in the same hotel. For example, when Mark was posting a story about him in the hallway, he saw a crowd running down the stairs. You should definitely increase your privacy.
— Cherry Milk (@hydrasmanthus) January 11, 2023
This is far from the first time NCT has faced creepy and inappropriate behavior from apparent “fans,” and NCTzens wonder what SM Entertainment was thinking when they decided to house members in the same location as potential fans. sasaeng.
NCTs should be able to rest and relax in their hotel rooms during the visit without worrying about people finding them and causing them stress and anxiety.
Although it still seems unclear whether future concerts will also have concertgoers and NCT members in the same hotel, for the protection of the idols we hope that this will not be the case.