When BLACKPINK landed at the Manila airport in the Philippines for their 2019 World Tour, they were greeted by a huge crowd of fans. However, the members received an unwanted amount of chaos as their welcoming as their sasaengs went over the line.
To have a herd of fans following right up against you as you try to make your way through the airport is one thing. As soon as BLACKPINK members landed, hundreds of fans stampeded across the airport to get a closer look.
As the members got closer to them, the fans became too wild for even the airport security team to manage.
Some even got on top of police vans and cars to get a better look.
The chaos caused by the fans halted all traffic at the airport, causing a disturbance to not only BLACKPINK, but also other travelers.
Some BLINKs began expressing their disappointment online as they disapproved of how the fans welcomed BLACKPINK to Manila.
are you people animals? this is so unsafe. it’s a literal mob… you’re putting blackpink’s safety at risk, as well as making life difficult for the people who work at the airport. this is not how anybody should act pic.twitter.com/7MaBsaSLI0
— ree. (@KlNGTAEYEON) February 1, 2019
I think this is so far one, if not the worst airport welcoming of a KPOP group/artists in PH. Many popular KPOP groups have been in our country but the level of chaos for BLACKPINK is just… so, so disappointing and embarrassing. I have no words. #BLACKPINKinManila pic.twitter.com/gCVlv7g3vK
— 엘라 ⁰³²⁷ (@Mhannwella) February 1, 2019
-the road is blocked
-the car is stranded
-yalls phones and faces are pressed against them/their windows
-yall are only cheering for JENLISA
-YALL REFUSE TO GET OUT OF THE WAY TO LET THEM PASS
— a (@softpinkarea) February 1, 2019
#BLACKPINKinMANILA don't want to compare but damn.this is too much.. i know how excited and hype you are but please not like this it's so disappointing.. our blackpink babies doesn't look happy and you guys gonna hurt yourself too.. safety is first like jennie said pic.twitter.com/bBIVG7llQr
— Pristineee (@BlinkPristine) February 1, 2019
Team airport, please calm down. What happened to being disciplined and respectful? Do you think BLACKPINK will be happy seeing you all running and causing chaos at the airport? Please, prioritize our girls' and your safety, too. This is so disappointing. #BLACKPINKinManila
— TEAM LISA PH (@TeamLisaPH) February 1, 2019
Fans also commented on how the members would feel arriving to an airport to be greeted by a wild mob. They compared photos of BLACKPINK leaving Korea to meet their fans versus when they landed.
— kia ✨ (@jaehypeman) February 1, 2019
Look at their faces team airport.
— m (@jenniepokpak) February 1, 2019