South Korean actor Yook Sung-jae, who most recently starred in the popular drama “Goblin”, was harassed by fans upon arriving at an airport in Sumatra, Indonesia on Wednesday (1 Feb).
Photos and videos of the incident have gone viral on Twitter, showing a mob of fans ambushing the 21-year-old actor and member of K-pop band BTOB, along with his band mate Peniel.
The two of them were in the country to film an upcoming season of reality-variety show “Laws of the Jungle” by SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System).
While security was present to escort the celebrities to their vehicles, fans were still able to ambush Sung-jae and Peniel by grabbing their faces and pulling their arms as they exited the airport, the videos showed. According to reports, a big crowd of fans were already waiting outside of the airport ahead of their arrival.
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— Khairunisa Adinda (@Khrn_adnd) January 31, 2017
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BTOB fans, who call themselves Melodies, have criticised the incident on social media and expressed concerns over the stars. Some have even apologised to them on behalf of Indonesian fans.
The upcoming season of “Laws of the Jungle” in Sumatra will also star FTIsland’s Choi Jong-hoon and Cross Gene’s Shin Won-ho, who was also recently seen in another popular Korean drama, “Legend of the Blue Sea”.
— Tsabita Asfarina (@Tsabita_Asfa) February 1, 2017
“Goblin” boasts record-breaking viewership since it premiered on tvN on 2 Dec 2016. The 16-episode fantasy and romance drama also featured Gong Yoo (“Train to Busan”), Lee Dong-wook (“The Beauty Inside”) and Kim Go-eun.
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