Because ATEEZ‘s Yeosang is one of the most caring and gentle members, fans have been hit hard with the fact that he’s being targeted by death threats and comments that are just as hurtful.
Through platforms such as Naver‘s international live-streaming app, where groups can now see all comments, individuals have posted alarming comments about him.
They’ve targeted Yeosang’s appearance, body-shamed him, and planned to harass him further: “Imagine how scared he’d be!” “Tell him to lose weight!” “If Yeosang doesn’t appear, we will just tell the members how ugly we think he is.”
On top of that a group chat was leaked of people talking about harassing him on v-live and sending him death threats there
Tw// Body shaming, bullying, death threats pic.twitter.com/nY7hQUDVyY
— ⧖B⧖ !! ✨is doing hw✨ (@NER02H0) December 8, 2020
The most disturbing of them all was the fact that some individuals went as far as editing photos of Yeosang to make him appear as if he’d been harmed.
The threats and disturbing comments concerned fans so much that they were brought to the members’ attention during a live broadcast.
Aw~ I know about the death threats! People were telling San and Seonghwa about them in the last VLIVE pic.twitter.com/MRLL9IN51G
— Yeosang’s Chicken Bucket (@TheKangYeosang) December 8, 2020
Since those threats and comments not only served as a threat to Yeosang’s physical safety but his mental health as well, fans sent messages to KQ Entertainment for the idol’s overall well-being.
Here's a quick email template to report to KQ! just copy paste and make slight changes in the subject to avoid marking your mail as spam and send it to KQ. https://t.co/MEGXJa0UxC
— Protect ATEEZ (@ateezsniper) December 9, 2020
Though KQ Entertainment has yet to address the situation, fans are using the hashtag #YeosangBeautifulAngel on Twitter to send Yeosang their love and support in the meantime.