‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ Team Tells Fans to Stop Visiting Filmed Houses

‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ Team Tells Fans to Stop Visiting Houses Where They Filmed

Some people have confused fiction with reality.

We can’t help it that K-dramas are so good that visiting their filming locations becomes a bucket list experience. Local Koreans aren’t immune to this either, as proven by their latest hangover from Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. In particular, the fans are reportedly visiting the different houses that Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha filmed in, namely: Hye Jin’s house, Doo Shik’s house, Gam Ri’s house, and Cho Hee’s house.

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This has prompted the K-drama’s production team to pen a note to their loyal fans pleading with them to refrain from entering the Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha houses as these are real homes occupied by locals. Based on the letter, it seems that the house owners have complained to the producers of continuous disturbances from the fans of the show. The note reads as follows:

“Hello. This is the Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha production team.

We would like to thank our viewers for giving us so much love, and we would like to make one request regarding visits to our filming location.

Hye Jin’s house, Doo Shik’s house, Gam Ri’s house, and Cho Hee’s house in the drama are spaces that we leased for filming purposes for the duration of our shoot, and at the moment, their owners are currently residing in those homes.

They helped our drama out with good intentions, but they are currently suffering disturbances to their everyday lives because of visitors. For the reason described above, when you visit our filming location, we ask that you refrain from entering these houses.

Out of consideration for people who want to experience the afterglow of the drama, the city of Pohang will be keeping the squid statue at Cheongha Market and the boat at Sabang Memorial Park even after the end of filming.

Once again, we thank you for giving your love to Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.”

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Don’t feel too bad, a photo outside the Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha houses should suffice! Plus, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about K-drama fans disturbing private citizens because of a show’s real-life elements. Korean youth have been reportedly ringing a private phone number shown in the Squid Game business card. We hope that this message from the Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha team serves as a reminder to fans to always be mindful of private properties, no matter where their passion for K-drama takes them. 

Featured image credit: Netflix

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Therese's close friends know that if they haven’t seen her around recently, then she’s probably having an adventure with her luggage and camera in hand. Though she loves staying at home and spending lazy afternoons with friends, there are times when she has to be "away from home to feel at home," — that’s when she’s bitten by the travel bug. See her travels on Instagram @reesstamaria.