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The Boyz’s agency takes legal action after recent stalking incidents: ‘Artists are facing mental, physical stress’

The statement cited an instance where people were caught sneaking into the dorm building where The Boyz members live, and tried to escape on being caught.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
June 23, 2021 6:47:48 pm
The Boyz agency issued warning (Photo: Instagram/ The Boyz)The Boyz agency issued warning (Photo: Instagram/ The Boyz)

Representatives of The Boyz have released a statement, declaring legal action against stalkers who have been violating the privacy of the popular South Korean pop band. They shared the official statement on the group’s fan cafe, detailing the inappropriate behaviour and issuing a strict warning.

The statement began with the reps thanking fans for being a support for the band. “Hello. This is the representative for THE BOYZ’s fan club. First, we want to thank the fans who have sent THE BOYZ lots of support. Despite the repeated announcements we’ve made, incidents like visiting personal spaces (office building, dorm, salon, etc.), following the artist’s moving car, and filming unofficial schedules and personal spaces are repeatedly occurring, so we are once again making an announcement.”

The statement explained that the culprits have been an impediment in the  progress of filming, which has caused much financial damage. “After finding unofficial schedules, despite restraint from staff members, these people interrupt the progress and movement of filming. This behavior has result in repeated damages, including financial damages with regards to content, as well as both internal and external complaints.”

The band members are under constant stress, said the statement. “Also, due to acts that only consider one’s personal interests, such as filming the members’ resting area and secretly entering their dorm where their private life should be protected, waiting for them there and talking to them while filming, both the artists and staff are experiencing severe mental and physical distress.”

It also cited an instance where people were caught sneaking into the dorm building where the members live, and tried to escape. “This morning at dawn, we discovered people waiting after sneaking into the dorm building where the members live, and caught some trying to escape after we reported them to the police. We inform that legal action has been taken in accordance to the Punishment of Minor Offenses Act.”

“Due to the inappropriate behavior [making noise, smoking, drinking, blocking roads, filming artists and civilians] all day around the dorm and the streets surrounding the office building, and in accordance to the increasing number of complaints from those in the respective and neighboring buildings, the police are taking over for further investigation,” the statement added.

The agency mentioned that if the inappropriate behaviour continues, they will be banned from all events involving The Boyz. “After this announcement, in the case of continued inappropriate behavior, including visiting personal spaces [office building, dorm, salon] and filming unofficial schedules, these people will be banned from all fan activities without warning. Also without warning, we plan to collect evidence from our cars’ black boxes and building CCTVs to take legal action.”

The statement also added that people should stop trying to acquire the personal information of the band members illegally. “On top of finding our artists and making them uncomfortable, we ask that you immediately stop acquiring their contact information illegally and constantly calling and messaging them. We once again ask that this behavior that is only for personal gain and causes inconvenience to others is put to a stop. We ask that you cooperate so that our artists avoid damage.”

The statement ended, “Thank you to The B [THE BOYZ’s official fan club] who read this post of bad news to the end. We will work to better protect our artists’ safety. Thank you.”

 

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