An anti-fan of Stray Kids has posted death threats towards members of Stray Kids, prompting the Oakland Police Department and FBI to get involved.
An individual posing as a “fan” by using Han‘s full name Han Jisung as their display name posted threatening messages towards specific members of Stray Kids.
Naturally, STAYs quickly found the messages and began to report the account as well as notify authorities and JYP Entertainment.
TW: gore, nsfw
I've found a really messed up anti account.
If you're too sensitive, don't look at their tweets… Just report the account.
They're wishing death to the members of 5kz + posting inappropriate content under 5kz related tweets
This is the account: @nakiiioni
— Lee Know's Cat 😼 (@ChildSkz) July 11, 2022
The individual later changed their Twitter handle in a feeble attempt to avoid getting tracked down.
🚨 Attention stays!! There is an person that is sending the boys death threats. They are going to see the kids soon and claimed they are bringing a gun to shoot the members. SPREAD THE WORD AND REACH OUT TO JYP!!! Fans going, stay safe. Account: @iloveflopkidz🚨
— Scarlett (@Scarlett_7890) July 11, 2022
Their reports and tipoffs worked, as the Oakland Police Department posted a message acknowledging that they have seen the threats and are working to make sure the safety of everyone is of utmost priority. This includes having more officers present at the venue.
OPD is aware of threats concerning the Stray Kids concert tonight at the Oakland Arena.
We take threats very seriously. The safety of our community is paramount.
OPD is working w/ the Oakland Arena & FBI to ensure the safety of attendees. Additional officers will be present. pic.twitter.com/eEDc9RKVCy
— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) July 13, 2022
Fans have also noted that security at the venue is very strict, with security not allowing individuals to bring in any metal items.
for people who have anxiety reading this: security at every entrance has bag checks and metal detectors before entering. they are taking things even as small as waist chains and spiked bracelets. though this threat is serious, please remember that the possibility is very low https://t.co/ew1Inb4jp1
— rain¨̮ misses skz (@skzbesties) July 11, 2022
Stray Kids’s concert in Oakland will begin at 11:30 am KST, July 13 (7:30 pm PST, July 12 local time).