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Apink’s Park Cho-rong, Son Na-eun talk about fandom culture

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Updated : June 20 2017

Park Cho-rong and Son Na-eun of Apink appeared on Monday‘s episode of JTBC’s “Abnormal Summit” and opened up about fandom culture in the entertainment industry.

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“Some of our fans in their 30s and 40s always look embarrassed in front of us, maybe because of their social status?” Park said.

“We jokingly tell them not to be embarrassed, but I guess they can’t help but feel awkward in such a situation.”

Revealing that she was also an avid fan of singer BoA back in the day, Park steered the topic to extreme fan culture.

“There have been people who crossed lines as fans, and I think that’s what made those people in their 30s and 40s feel uncomfortable with the current fandom culture. They might feel like they are being judged,” Son said.

Asked if they could date their fans, Park said, “It depends on the situation. If I really like him, there’s nothing I can do about it. Also, there’s nothing bad about him being my fan.”

Son also agreed that she could date a fan if he accepts her as “human Son Na-eun.”

Apink has recently received death threats from a man who called himself a fan of the group. The case is currently under investigation.

By Hong Dam-young (lotus@heraldcorp.com)

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