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K-Pop star Nayeon allegedly under police protection after alleged stalking by a German fan

The management of the girls' band Twice, one of the world's most popular K-Pop girl groups, has announced legal action after a man allegedly tried to get himself singer Nayeon on New Year's Day during a flight from Japan to Korea. to approach. The alleged German suspect had often posted on social media about attempts to meet the star in person.

According to the English-language K-Pop blog "allkpop", the management announced that the suspect found out which flight the group would take from Japan to South Korea and then booked a ticket. Several times he tried to approach Nayeon loudly on board, but was stopped by the band's security team. The 24-year-old singer was then placed under police protection and had expressed "considerable feelings of discomfort and fear". It is now being investigated how the group's flight information and travel routes could be leaked.

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Denials on Twitter

The suspect, allegedly a German citizen, had posted on social media for weeks that he wanted to meet the K-Pop star. After the incident, he wrote on Twitter that he did not want to disturb Nayeon, but wanted to hand over her "love letters" and confess his love, but two managers "jumped" on him for no reason.

Numerous fans of the band reacted with concern to the incident and urged the young man on Twitter to leave Nayeon alone. "She's scared of you! Stop it!" wrote several users.

The South Korean K-Pop scene has been rocked by scandals over and over again in recent months and years. Three former members of different bands apparently committed suicide. Others complained of burnout and cyberbullying. In addition, two former singers were sentenced to prison terms for sexual assault last year. An ex-member of the "Big Bang" group is under investigation for illegal prostitution.