Sasaeng Repeatedly Calls SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu


Today, SEVENTEEN‘s Mingyu held two live broadcasts via Weverse. He communicated with his fans while eating his meals.

mingyu talked as if he was video calling carats but corrected himself

i was eating
I called you after eating
*flustered* oh, it’s not a phone call
anyway, i contacted you (through weverse)

— shanie ggyu! (@minwonshu) April 17, 2024

MINGYU IS BACK FOR A LIVE!! he’s eating rice, beef and broccoli again

— 에리 ◠‿◠♡︎ (@shua_enthusiast) April 17, 2024

Unfortunately, his second meal was interrupted.

Mingyu kept getting phone calls from a sasaeng (stalker fan) throughout the Weverse Live. By the fourth call, he sighed, exhausted, as it had even caused the Weverse Live to freeze. So, Mingyu politely asked the sasaeng to stop. Sasaeng is a Korean word originating from “sa” (사), meaning “private,” and “saeng” (생), meaning “life,” referring to fans’ invasion into idols’ private lives.

Stop it, really…

— Mingyu

: /sighs/ stop it, really…

please stop calling mingyu !!

— 우지냥이 (@lunehoon) April 17, 2024

240417 mingyu weverse live

*after several unknown callers keep coming*
stop it, seriously…

dammit what do u expect he will do to ur calls?? not only annoying, also disrespectful stalkers..#민규 @pledis_17 #SEVENTEEN

— 원‧₊˚. (@gyubobpul) April 17, 2024

Still, Mingyu continued the live broadcast, attempting to enjoy his meal with CARATs. He told them it was better than eating alone.

see, it’s hard to eat this alone but since i’m eating while talking [with you guys] i could eat quickly, just how nice can that be~

— (@gyumedia) April 17, 2024

Eventually, Mingyu turned on airplane mode so that he wouldn’t be able to receive calls. Again, he addressed the sasaeng, saying they must be bored.

I got confused thinking turning on the airplane mode would turn off Wi-Fi … It’s all good now.

— Mingyu

240417 mingyu wv live

*was talking abt smth but got interrupted by unknown callers*
hhh.. wait guys..
*still got calls*
wa its quite severe huh today..
i got confused between turning the airplane mode & wifi, so i didn’t turn it on before, but its alright now#민규

— 원‧₊˚. (@gyubobpul) April 17, 2024

(talking about the person who keeps calling him) wow… you’re bored today, aren’t you?
i got confused thinking turning on airplane mode would turn off the wifi but i turned airplane mode on now. it’s all good now.
[carats] can stop talking about it now, it’s alright,…

— (@gyumedia) April 17, 2024

Mingyu reassured his fans that everyone was okay and that they could continue the Weverse Live without interruptions. He even told the viewers to talk kindly in the comments, as many were angry at the sasaeng.

[CARATs] can stop talking about it [the calls] now. It’s okay, it’s okay. Kind words, kind words.

— Mingyu

240417 mingyu weverse live

yes i will wash my hair~
stop talking abt it (the callers)
its okay its okay
kind words kind words~~

mingyu whos still being sweet towards carats after all the ssg calls#민규 #SEVENTEEN @pledis_17 #세븐틴

— 원‧₊˚. (@gyubobpul) April 17, 2024

While Mingyu found a solution to the problem after a while, CARATs have brought up other options. Many are frustrated that management hasn’t been more directly involved in protecting their artists from unwanted calls.

mingyu go to your phone settings and turn on the silence unknown callers option PLEAAAAASE how have management not seen this in the calls and helped them do this already

— ウォヌピース (@1you2moons) April 17, 2024

This isn’t the first time Mingyu’s live broadcasts have been interrupted by sasaengs‘ calls. Last year, a similar incident occurred, and he politely asked them to stop, saying the live broadcast would lag if they continued.

mingyu mentioned during the live earlier that he kept getting calls from unknown numbers. please stop trying to call mingyu whether he is doing a weverse live or not

there are a lot of unknown numbers calling me… [if you do that] then the live will keep on lagging

— (@gyumedia) August 11, 2023

Mingyu is so nice, even in uncomfortable situations. If Hoshi or Jeonghan had been there with him, they would have called out the sasaengs! Read more below.

SEVENTEEN’s Jeonghan Reacts Angrily To Sasaeng Calls During A Live Broadcast


 This wouldn’t be the first time. 

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