On May 23, 2020, first-generation K-Pop group SHINHWA’s member and actor Kim Dong Wan‘s official Instagram account @kimdongwan_official shared a cut-off picture of a woman…
… and claimed that she has been a long-time sasaeng fan of Kim Dong Wan.
The post explained, “This rule of thumb has been announced several times but it continues to fail being followed.”
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⠀ 안녕하세요?! Office DH입니다. ⠀ 여러 차례 공지를 통해 부탁을 드렸음에도 지켜지지 않는 부분이 있어서 다시 한번 안내해드립니다. ⠀ 작년 여름부터 김동완님의 집으로 찾아오는 한 사람이 있습니다. 그 사람에게 직접 회유도 해보고, 경찰에 신고도 해서 한동안 나타나지 않았던 그 사람이 오늘은 아예 담을 넘어서 문 앞까지 들어와 있었습니다. 지금까지는 담 밖에서 있었지만 오늘은 담을 넘었기 때문에 이는 명백한 무단 침입입니다. ⠀ 그동안 수시로 찾아온 이 사람을 혹시라도 아는 분이 계신다면 다시는 이런 행동을 하지 않도록 만류를 부탁드리겠습니다. ⠀ 자택은 김동완님의 개인적인 공간이고 타인에게 방해받지 않아도 되는 온전한 쉼터이며 재충전의 시간을 가질 수 있는 소중한 곳입니다. ⠀ 절대 아티스트의 자택으로 찾아가는 행동은 하지 않기를 부탁드립니다. 감사합니다. ⠀
Hi, this is Office DH. This rule of thumb has been announced several times but it continues to fail being followed — So here we go again. Since last summer, this person has been showing up at Kim Dong Wan’s house. We’ve tried everything: We tried sitting her down and talking to her about the issue. We tried taking her up with the police. For a while, she didn’t show up. But today, she showed up in front of Kim Dong Wan’s door. She apparently climbed over the fences…
— Office DH
The agency begged the sasaeng‘s family and friends to “stop her from repeating her mistake.”
Until now, she stood outside the fences. But today, she climbed over and entered private premises. This is breaking and entering for sure. If you know this person, who has continuously harassed Kim Dong Wan, please convince her to stop so she doesn’t do this again. Kim Dong Wan’s house is entirely his personal space, to be protected from the outside world. It is a place where he can recharge without being interrupted by others. So please. Do not go visit him at his house. Thank you.
— Office DH
Kim Dong Wan used to live in a villa in the affluent neighborhood of Pyeongchang-dong in Seoul. This place was once featured in an episode of I Live Alone.
He revealed on a radio program in 2018, though, that he “wanted to get away from the city” and moved to Gapyeong County, in Gyeonggi Province outside Seoul.
In one of his Facebook videos shared with his fans, the outside of his new place is shown. Kim Dong Wan’s fans believe the said “fence” to be the one captured in the background here:
Korean netizens are shocked that the sasaeng followed him all the way to Gapyeong County — and voiced their concerns over the Korean law enforcements “not taking stalking as a serious crime.”