The 'Make Me Love You' songstress stated she was overwhelmed by the huge crowd at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and was shocked by security guards who unintentionally touched her body.
Tae Yeon said that she felt uncomfortable because fans who were waiting at the airport were out of control. "There was such a large crowd at the airport in Jakarta that my feet became tangled up, so it was a very dangerous situation," she wrote. "I actually fell to the floor. I was shaking and couldn't stop crying."
"The local security immediately approached me because I probably looked like I was in danger. They came from behind me and lifted me up, which also startled me. I was anxious due to the constant physical contact from behind me and my sides, and I couldn't find any order," Tae Yeon recalled. "I am very upset because I think there were some people who were waiting for me who also fell and got injured."
"Also, it probably wasn't intentional, but there was recurring contact with parts of my body, my behind and my chest. I was taken aback by that and couldn't get ahold of myself," she continued. "That is why I wasn't able to show a good side of me when I arrived in Jakarta for the first time in a while. I'm so sorry to the fans who waited, and please, I hope order will be kept so that we do not get hurt."
"You are our fans who are the most loving and kind-hearted, and can understand each other, so I will think of today's events as just an accident. I hope nobody is hurt," Tae Yeon concluded.
자카르타 공항에서 수많은 인파에 몰려 발이 엉키고 몸도 엉켜서 많이 위험한 상황이 있었습니다 실제로 바닥에 넘어진채로 벌벌떨고 눈물이 멈추지 않았어요. 현지 경호원분이 위험해 보였는지 절 뒤에서 번쩍 들어올리셔서 그것 또한 너무 당황스러웠고 놀랐습니다. 자꾸 뒤에서 옆에서 신체접촉에 긴장했던 상황인지라 질서라는건 찾아볼 수 없었고 기다려주셨던 분들중에 똑같이 넘어지고 다치신 분들도 있는 것 같아서 제 마음이 몹시 좋지 않네요. 그리고 고의는 아니었겠지만 신체일부 엉덩이며 가슴이며 자꾸 접촉하고 부딪히고 서로 잡아당기고.. 그 느낌도 참 당황스럽고 제정신을 못차리겠더라고요. 그래서 오랜만에 도착한 자카르타에서 좋은 모습으로 입국 할 수가 없었습니다. 기다려준 팬들에게 너무 미안하고 제발 우리 다치지않게 질서를 지켜줬으면 좋겠어요 그 누구보다 사랑 많고 정 많고 서로 이해 할 수 있는 우리팬들이니까 오늘일은 해프닝으로 생각할게요. 모두 다 상처받지 않길 바랄게
A fan previously shared on Twitter a video of Tae Yeon being surrounded by fans. A lot of them were running toward her as they tried to get closer to the "Why" songstress. Although the fans didn't mean to hurt Tae Yeon, their action clearly made her panic.
The only glimpse of TY I can get and as u can see the crowd behind her is crazy af pic.twitter.com/C93sNm6oYA— ☆똥스☆ (@ddongbyullie) August 17, 2017
SM Entertainment has released a statement regarding the situation. "Due to the chaotic atmosphere at the Indonesian airport, Taeyeon was very shaken but she is now relaxed. Taeyeon is personally more concerned about all the fans' safety due to the massive amounts of people at the airport," the agency said in a statement. "Furthermore, we apologize for the lack of security at the airport."
Tae Yeon and Hyoyeon, who arrived in Jakarta a few days before, were invited to Indonesia to attend Countdown Asian Games 2018. The event would be held on Friday, August 18.