YG JAPAN releases an official warning against mobbing after iKON's incident at Kansai airport
Jun Ko, Sept. 18, 2019, 5:08 p.m.
On September 18th, YG Japan addressed the issue of iKON getting mobbed during their arrival at the Kansai airport in Japan. Videos of the incident spread throughout the fandom, leading to many criticizing the Japanese fans who mobbed the members. One particular case caused an outcry as one of the fans mobbing the members hit Bobby with a plushie that they had wanted him to take.
IM CRYING BECAUSE IM F*CKING MAD. IM SO SORRY BOYS pic.twitter.com/9kZniztBYb— 𝗚🧚♂️ D-Day (@HWAN43_) September 17, 2019
THIS IS A MESS THEY MOBBED THEM THEY HURT IKON JINHWAN ALMOST FELL WTF pic.twitter.com/cPVpA8kXBF— mina iKON today.. again (@131vocals) September 17, 2019
YG JAPAN'S OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
"Last day, there was an unpleasant situation.
Airport is a public place for everyone.
Therefore, occupying a public place can cause big chaos to general passengers and staffs related.
Artists actually faced serious danger by certain behaviors of some people such as chasing them after at airport.
That was not a support at all.
That was very harmful and risky behavior to everyone.
If the same situation like last day would be repeated, the artists won't be able to use public transportations and to visit Japan.
In future, if there are people who do such behaviors causing safety issues, we will strictly restrict them to participate any events or activities related iKON.
We fully aware that there are many of you who are very supportive with manners.
Please understand the reason to notice the inconvenient situation.
To protect your supported artists, we need your help and understanding.
Hope not to happen the same situation again for all.
Thank you for all your attentions and loves to iKON."