TWICE’s Nayeon currently is under police protection following an ongoing threat from a stalker.
On Jan. 1, TWICE’s company JYP Entertainment issued a statement titled “Related to Nayeon’s overseas stalker issue,” revealing that the girl group member was under police protection after a man attempted to approach her and followed the popular K-pop act on a flight from Japan to South Korea.
“Today [Jan. 1] when boarding a return flight from Japan to Korea, a stalker of TWICE member Nayeon attempted to approach her numerous times after boarding,” reads the statement, as per Soompi’s translation. “We were able to respond to the situation right away, and [Nayeon] wasn’t harmed, but she is currently quite discomfited and anxious. Due to the incident, Nayeon is currently under police protection. We warned the stalker several times to halt his actions, but he ignored our warnings and attempted to force his way through and raised his voice, escalating the situation with problematic behavior.”