This is BYS founder Isa.
Since we received A LOT of ask concerning the "issue" between fans and TS, we decided to write a post explaining what we know about the case. We hope it'll help to answer to many fans' questions.
We don't know what happened EXACTLY (if you know more than we do, please comment below), but we tried to figure out and collect as many infos as we could. Please note that these are ALL rumors and nothing has been confirmed by TS as for now (they haven't said a word about anything), so we're just assuming.
Some fans in Korea (especially fansites) reported an incident that happened at the airport:
- The managers were supposedly rude with fans and told them to not take pictures of the boys, or even wave at them. Some fans said that the managers even said they would break their cameras if they continue to take picture.
- Some fans also said that the managers lied at them saying that B.A.P were already in the van, when they were not.
- The managers also filmed the fans/took pictures of them and made fun of them, according to some fans.
We don't know if EVERYTHING that has been reported is true, but we wouldn't be surprised if the managers really exploded saying to fans to not take pictures of the boys. After all the "stalking" incidents that happened overseas, that would be a normal human reaction. They are all dead tired, and they probably don't want to deal with more fans following B.A.P everywhere. But that's just what we think, and we're not pointing anyone.
Following the boys at a place where they are NOT working is not always appropriate. As artists, they are working when they produce music and give concerts. That's where they should meet their fans. Not at airports, hotels, or restaurants. Just like everyone else, they should have free time, and a personal life. We're sure they adore their fans, but we think they also like to have some time where they can just take a break. We think that there's other ways to support the boys, for example buying their albums, going to their concerts and promoting them to other people.
Some fans also said that TS were claiming B.A.P as their intellectual property, and that fansites who take pictures shouldn't be allowed to do so, because TS do not earn anything from it. Again, that's just rumors. Some tried to convince fans they heard that information from someone who heard that during a recent TS meeting, but as for now, we have NO way to check if the sources were accurate. We think that TS is disappointed by some fans' behaviors and that they are thinking of a way to stop some non-appropriate behaviors.
As many fans are disappointed by the company decisions, we would like to remind you the base of the music industry: TS Entertainement is there to let B.A.P produce music and do concerts. They are a company, and the ultimate goal of a company is to make money. Blaming TS for wanting to get money from the group they produce is like blaming Nike for selling shoes...
We at BYS, are working for B.A.P, and it includes collaborating with TS in some ways. We might agree and disagree with them sometimes, but our goal will ALWAYS be to spread informations about the artists' activities and help to promote them internationally so they can achieve their dreams. We hope to get the support of many fans to accomplish this mission.
If you have any questions concerning the issue, please contact me through Twitter (@bysisa), as we're not going to answer asks and emails about this anymore, since we think it's not related to B.A.P's career.