A little belated something for Sefikura Week 2017.Was rushing this sketch out hours before having to go the airport (again hahaha). By sheer luck, I’ll be back home just in time to catch the anniversary celebration on 31st Jan.
So, I’ve been seeing a lot of people freaking out about how Jackson looked super tired and whatnot at the airport. Usually, along with said freaking out, there’s cell phone pics of him at the airport, curled up against a window or walking through a crowd of people or something.
Now, there’s no doubt he was exhausted. He probably got little to no rest between Running Man filming and having to go to the airport. That’s undeniable. That’s also something we as fans can’t control.
But all of these “fans” crowding him both in Korea and China need to realize that doing that to him only makes his exhaustion worse.
Take a minute to think about this. Have you ever had to walk through a really crowded area? Think of an airport during vacation season or a mall right before Christmas or something. You know how tired you can feel after just walking through that?
Now imagine all those people are pushing their way toward you, shoving phones and letters and gifts in your face, screaming all sorts of things at you, most of which is just white noise to you. Some of them may even be full on crying. To add on to all that, imagine you were exhausted from working out all day before that.
“Fans” need to learn to back off. I put that in quotes because real fans wouldn’t ever even think of rushing their favs in the first place. A real fan will want their idol to feel comfortable and happy. They wouldn’t push and crowd their fav. They wouldn’t continue to take pictures, even after they were asked to stop.
Crowding and general disrespect is a problem at every airport that the boys (and lots of other idols) go to, but what’s been happening at Chinese airports when Jackson has traveled for solo activities recently is by far some of the most dangerous and disrespectful behaviour I’ve seen in a while.
People that go to see him at the airport, please learn to stand back and give Jackson space. You don’t need to touch him. If he wants to take your letter, he’ll come and get it from you. Use the zoom in your phone instead of shoving it in his face.