BTS fans were reported for harassment against the South Korean artist

BTS fans were reported for harassment against the South Korean artist
BTS fans were reported for harassment against the South Korean artist

Jin from BTS is a victim of sexual harassment at a massive event in South Korea (REUTERS/Twitter)

BTS Party is an annual event that celebrates the famous South Korean band BTS and which has been held since its first anniversary in 2014. But now it has been embroiled in controversy due to alleged harassment cases and complaints of mismanagement. As part of this week of celebration, group member Kim Seok-Jin, known artistically as Jin, performed a hugging event with a thousand fans after his release from mandatory military service. Images from the event show some fans trying to kiss the singer without your consent.

After these incidents, a fan decided to report those involved to the Songpa police station for a possible violation of the sexual harassment law (@seoshoom via X via REUTERS)

The member of the K-pop group held his first massive event with fans after complete your mandatory military service. The meeting was part of the annual celebration BTS Party which commemorates the anniversary of the popular septet.

The artist was visibly uncomfortable and quickly turned his face away from these inappropriate advances. After these incidents, A fan decided to report those involved to the Songpa police station in Seoul for a possible violation of Article 11 of the Law on Punishment of Sexual Violence, which prohibits harassment in crowded places.

Jin, a member of the K-pop band BTS, receives a greeting from a member of the group RM after being discharged from the army in Yeoncheon, South Korea (Yonhap via REUTERS)

In addition to the harassment allegations, the BTS Party It has also been criticized for an apparent lack of adequate security measures. It is reported that around 50 people suffered from heat stroke and heat exhaustionsince temperatures reached 32°C that day.

Fans and local media reported long lines without areas of shade or adequate hydration, as well as a maintenance team with exhausting shifts and lack of rotation. However, the organizing company HYBE denied these accusations.

Security measures at BTS Festa are questioned, a day after Jin from BTS was discharged from the South Korean army after 18 months of military service (REUTERS/Kim Soo-hyeon)

In front of four thousand fans gathered in Seoul, a visibly excited Jin He admitted: “I’m shaking so much, it’s like I’m debuting again”. Despite initial nerves, the South Korean singer captivated the audience with performances of songs like “The Astronaut“, “Super Tuna” and “Moon”.

I even had to sing with my eyes closed because I hadn’t been singing for the last year and a half, so I forgot how to do it,” confessed the artist, who actually performed “The Astronaut” with his eyes closed.

This was the performer’s first live show after his enlistment and the first for the members of bts to rejoin group activities. Prior to the event, she also starred in an unprecedented hugging session with a thousand fans.

The 31-year-old idol served as an assistant instructor at the recruit training center during his military service (Yonhap News Agency via REUTERS)

During the meeting, Jin interacted with ARMY, the name of the fandom, carrying out themed missions inspired by viral challenges and trying new popular foods during your absence. “My God, this is so hard. Where are they? I miss them so much“, he expressed referring to the rest of the members.

In an emotional final message, the artist thanked: “Thank you for waiting for me all this time unwaveringly. I promise to always be by her side from now on and be her light.”

Jinthe oldest of the members of btsended the mandatory military service in South Koreawhich he fulfilled during 18 months from December 2022.

Jin’s emotional reunion with his friends from the band BTS (Instagram)

The 31-year-old artist served as instructor assistant at the recruit training center, charged with teaching basic skills to new conscripts.

Beyond his work as a trainer, he participated in various additional activities. He took second place in a rifle shooting competition and took part in a military soccer tournament. He also became involved in volunteer work at a social welfare center.

Taking advantage of his artistic side, the singer co-wrote and released the single “Yours” in collaboration with Chris Martinvocalist of Coldplay.

The rest of the members of BTS are expected to finish their military duties in a phased manner, with the group completely reunified by June 2025 (EFE/EPA/David Swanson)

After successfully completing his period of service, Jin He received an honorable discharge on June 12. He thus becomes the first member of bts to rejoin group activity, while the rest of the members finish their military duties in a phased manner, with the group completely reunified to June 2025.

 
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