A video of a Wanna One manager violently shoving a fan at the airport has been going viral and angering netizens.
The video in question shows the fan nearly flying across the floor after a Wanna One manager shoves the fan away with more force than necessary.
biiiiiitch wanna one’s manager straight up treating fans like wwe wrestler calm tf down bro hope the girl is alright
— ashley ♡ (@minkyeunbi) September 28, 2018
Other videos have also shown Wanna One managers using more force than necessary on fans.
WANNA ONE'S MANAGER PUSHED MY FRIEND JUST NOW. THIS IS NOT THE WAY YOU GUARD YOUR ARTIST. THIS IS TOO MUCH. pic.twitter.com/is58rEpaoa
— Jihyuk Song (@JihyukSong) September 28, 2018
Same manager! who pushed fans like their not humans 😕 no heart 😐 i understand that he s protecting Wanna One but hurting fans like that is not right pic.twitter.com/1bwWWiwFBD
— v^.^v (@only4WannaOne) September 28, 2018
Wanna One’s agency, Swing Entertainment, has since released an apology through Wanna One’s official Twitter account for the managers’ behavior.
— Wanna One (@WannaOne_twt) September 29, 2018
This is Swing Entertainment.
In relation to the controversial video that has been brought up recently, we apologize for causing worry.
The video was filmed on the 28th at the airport on the way to Thailand and the man in question is indeed a manager of our company.
The manager has seen the video and is deeply reflecting upon his excessive behavior. Disciplinary action will be taken as well.
We are deeply sorry to the fan in the video for the incident, which should not have occurred in any instance, and bow our heads in apology to all fans for causing trouble.
We will do our best to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future through more thorough training.
Once again, we apologize to our fans who support Wanna One and will become a more diligent Swing Entertainment.
Despite the apology, netizens continue to express their anger towards the carelessness of the agency’s managers.
// Why does Wanna One's manager treat fans like a trash. Like, you earn money from fans
— Katerina (@wjsnleo) October 1, 2018
that guy is ruining Wanna One's image. I don't want Wanna One members to associate with a guy like him. The manager needs to sincerely apologize to that fan (Wannables) & Wanna One using his own personal SNS not under Wanna One's name.
— 밥먹쟈🍚 (@bapnchips) October 1, 2018
WannaOne's managers are fucking ridiculous
— love yourself,speak yourself (@xtaelephant) September 30, 2018
What the fuck………..someone fire this fucking manager, I know wanna one fans are crazy but come on https://t.co/FBgu7C07ja
— Div; Jimin read my sign 😭💜 (@_tvxqsoul) September 30, 2018
In fact, this was not the first time netizens were enraged at the employees of the agency. Other instances of managers being rude have previously made fans furious.