Fans are frustrated at Astro Cha Eun Woo Behaviour
The birth of Bubble has brought the experience of having a close and intimate conversation with the fan’s idol. However, this application also entails undesirable consequences, which is creating frustration for fans. the case of Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO) is the most typical example.
Recently, an article titled “I’m regreting for (subscribing) Cha Eunwoo’s Bubble” has attracted special attention from the Korean online community. The poster took a screenshot of the chat between herself and Cha Eunwoo, showing that the last message sent by the male idol to the fan was on March 21, 2021, which is more than 2 months ago.
During the past 2 months, this fan has sent messages to Cha Eunwoo many times, but the idol has never replied. It can be seen that this fan was excited at first when texting Cha Eunwoo, but then it seemed that their endurance had reached the limit, as evidenced by messages like: “Dongmin (Cha’s real name) Eunwoo-ah, are you dead?”, “Don’t say hello to each other if you have schedules in the future”,..
After this image was widely shared, many disappointed and angry comments were aimed at Cha Eunwoo from Korean netizens. many people can’t understand why Cha Eunwoo can’t do his job, as Bubble is a subcription apps, which an idol can receive commision. Fans are dissapointed when an Idol can’t spend even a little time each month texting the fans who are waiting for him/her.
“No but I really can’t understand it, to be honest, it doesn’t take up to an hour to get on Bubble or anything, no matter how busy your schedule is, you can still text a few times before bed simple sentences like “Good night everyone”, “Love you”, “What did you eat today”, “I’m so sleepy so I have to go to bed now”,… is fine
“Even with their busy schedules, this is really too much… Isn’t this part of their job…? It’s a paid interaction ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 2 It’s been a long time, the fans who are waiting for him haven’t wasted their money in vain”
“Cha Eunwoo fans are starting to come in ㅋㅋㅋㅋ He still posts his beautiful pictures on Instagram so often, couldn’t he have been on Bubble during that time?”
“To be honest, the existence of Bubble itself made me unable to understand. Why pay interaction and put more pressure on artists to do nothing, while fans keep saying idols don’t go to Bubble. It’s been a while since it’s been a riot… In the end, the trash company that created this kind of app is just using them to make money for themselves.”
“Fan has to pay once a month but he’s not up for 2 months, it’s too much…”
“When I went to the bathroom and looked at my phone and wondered what to do, I should’ve sent a message to the fans…”
“?Private Message ticket for one person costs 7,900 won per month, but he still won’t come?”
“Isn’t it thoughtless to this extent…. Do you think Bubble is available for fans to use for free…?”
“Dongmin-ah is dead ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Ah this is so funny”
“He seems to think that FNS is charging a fee, not Private Message or something. He’s on FNS almost every day”