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Visitors of Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport have been creating chaos on a number of occasions in order to get as close to their celebrity idols as possible. Their destructive behavior reached a breaking point when a large crowd waiting for stars turned rowdy and damaged public property, including breaking the glass on the side of escalators.
In an official statement by China’s Ministry of Public Security, anyone who comes in the way of public order can be punished through detention, fines or even prosecution by law.
The warning was delivered after fanatic fans shattered the glass on the sides of escalators, in addition to other property damage. The shocking images have been captured and posted on Chinese social network Weibo.
This is not the first time people have acted inappropriately in an attempt to invade the privacy of celebrities. Some have gone so far as sell celebrities’ flight details, and fervent fans have checked in for unnecessary flights just to get close to their idols.
It is probably only a matter of time before the next level of crazy fandom hits the headlines.
[trending] Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport found to have damages to the escalator (broken glass) and at the parking lot as hordes of fans went down to meet their idols (more than 10 celebrity arrivals today) Authorities urge fans to please be mindful of their safety pic.twitter.com/jGlQzfMqm6
— c-drama tweets (@dramapotatoes) April 20, 2019