Female Fans Touched Inappropriately By Male Security At Fansign Event In Jakarta, Sparking Outrage


Many fans who attended WayV‘s recent fansign event in Jakarta have reported several serious issues.

WayV | SM Entertainment

On January 22, WayV returned to Jakarta, Indonesia, for a face-to-face fansign event. Fans were excited to see the idols, and many shared cute fan accounts immediately after the event.

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However, in the days following the event, fans took to social media to express their concerns about how the fansign unfolded.

To start, fans who won the fansign opportunity were supposed to have albums signed by the members. Instead, over 100 got unofficial banners signed, with Lumina Entertainment, the event’s promoter, releasing a statement taking responsibility and offering a refund of the album.

The banner fans received to be signed. | @SLOM83014476/X | Lumina Entertainment

Hello, this is Lumina Entertainment.

To all fans, Lumina Entertainment apologizes for the inconvenience that occurred at the
‘WayV On My Youth Face to Face Album Sign Event in Jakarta’ due to problems in the fan sign album distribution process, which caused some fans to experience unpleasant problems.

Through this statement, Lumina Entertainment states that all forms of negligence that occurred during the event were purely our negligence and had nothing to do with the artist and artist management.

Lumina Entertainment will provide full refunds to fans for the album that was supposed to be signed during the event. We will inform you of all refund processes and refund deadlines via the email used to purchase the album.

Once again, we apologize profusely to all fans, the artist, and the artist management who feel aggrieved.

Thank you.

— Lumina Entertainment

Many female attendees also discussed the actions of a male security guard positioned at the end of the table. In videos and photos shared online, the security guard can be seen touching and pulling on fans as they speak with Yangyang.

gw kepikiran staff bapak2 sebelah yangyang anjenk dari awal mulai fansign dah cabul bgt tu orang bisa ga sih dilaporin ke lumina???!! asli gw rewatch fancam gw malah jadi misuh2 mulu karena yangyang kehalang bapak2 cabul itu @luminaent plzzz jangan pake orang itu lagi!!!! pic.twitter.com/pr9R1kmp5T

— chu☻ (@saturndwellers) January 24, 2024

akuu baru liat ini:’)

maaf bgt harus post ini dan maaf bgt buka kakaknyaa, tp kalian bisa liat itu letak tangan bapaknya ada dimanaa https://t.co/N1JLcTayAa pic.twitter.com/s0Iv5WdvaT

— bil🩵 (@cokiechezzz) January 24, 2024

| @BellaKimDK/X Your browser does not support video.| @lolelavico/X 

Ini kyknya bukan staff LUMINA. Security/bodyguard tuh outsource. Jd gatau mesti address kemane, krn gatau perusahaan outsourcenya.

Tapi gue jelas ga nyaman. Gue diPEGANG DI KETEK ANJER g gw tampar krn msh dpn artis.

Gue tulis kok di video pertama yg gue up ini dr kemaren2. https://t.co/QCwt65USQV pic.twitter.com/u0q10cwKZu

— Jen/JW (help RT ) (@97bedanasib) January 24, 2024

Some of the fans were pushed and pulled away by their clothes, and several wearing cropped clothing stated the guard touched their bare waists.

| @berryzennie_s1/Instagram

unfortunately i also experienced the same thing.

this is so disheartening and im so upset to get treated like this during the moment where i was supposed to feel and experience happiness and happiness only.

as everyone can see in the clip, the male guard’s hands were + https://t.co/rzJ2iRiNU2 pic.twitter.com/FJTpn0ejM9

— sunny 🩵 (@xiaoderybar) January 24, 2024

Muslim fans wearing hijabs were also not spared from the unsolicited touches. In Islam, women are not to be touched by men who are not related to them closely by blood or marriage, something that most in the country (which is nearly 87% Muslim) are likely aware of.

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Fans shared their negative experiences online, demanding that the promoter take more responsibility for what occurred. Many have also called out the local service that supplied the bodyguards.

adding my own experience, as a WOMAN & A MUSLIM WEARING HIJAB i feel it’s inappropriate for the MALE security to touch me especially on THAT part, in my religion, no one except my fam(brothers & dad) are allowed to touch me as we r not mahram

wayv lumina#WayV_OnMyYouth_JAKARTA pic.twitter.com/wXZqekVEDf

— ·͜·♡ (@starinseas) January 24, 2024

just looked through my videos again and found this. im fucking fuming@luminaent not only unprofessional and irresponsible but their staff kept unnecessarily TOUCHING FANS. this is straight up harassment and assault#BoikotLumina #WayV_OnMyYouth_JAKARTA #WayV_OnMyYouth_FANSIGN pic.twitter.com/8BW81raOhg

— || talked to HENDERY!♡ (@lolelavico) January 24, 2024

i think we need to address this one too

this is the bodyguard service used by luminaent >> guard911thunder on instagram
(a.k.a the men who inappropriately touched fansign attendees)

[1st pic cred @/cutedery_] pic.twitter.com/3AmCkC2BkM

— || talked to HENDERY!♡ (@lolelavico) January 24, 2024

 There were multiple issues during the event. 

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