BTS has found that fame comes at a hefty price. In fact, their popularity all over the world is somehow taking its toll on them due to some uncontrollable reasons.
Ahead of their US red carpet debut at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on May 21, Big Hit Entertainment released an official statement in Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese asking fans to cooperate in securing the safety of the members during the event.
In the same post, the agency revealed how the BTS members are feeling about some fans who would cross the line just to have a glimpse of their idols. Although they appreciate the love they are getting from their local and international supporters, the members are also dismayed by lack of privacy.
"It is our big regret over the recent incidents when a number of fans were flying in the same airlines with BTS by using the information attained illegally, trying to seat near the band, taking pictures of the members and invading privacy constantly," the label wrote.
With the previous incidents, Big Hit Entertainment has decided to double their effort in securing the privacy and safety of the boys by dispatching more security guards to accompany the members in all their flights.
"Nevertheless, BTS members are under great mental and physical stress due to some fans' lack of discretion," the agency added.
The label ended their statement with a request to all fans to respect the privacy of the boy group by restraining from getting their flight details and by avoiding taking photos of the members at airports and during flights.
According to Allkpop, the boy band hopes to be the first K-pop act to win a recognition from the annual awarding ceremony. BTS is going against Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and Shawn Mendes for the top social artist award.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas at 5:00 p.m.