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Korean Fangirls are Leaving ‘Creepy’ Messages for French Olympic Ski Jumper

    A lot of female Korean netizens are apparently going crazy for Jonathan Learoyd, France’s representative for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea; so much so, that some of them even left creepy messages on his social media account.

    johnathan learoyd
    via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd

    Learoyd, a professional ski jumper, became very popular with the ladies in Korea.

    johnathan learoyd
    via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd

    Some women couldn’t contain themselves, and took their fangirling to another level: the creepy level.

    johnathan learoyd
    via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd

    Some wrote in their comments, as translated by AllKpop: “Burn your passport,” “You can just jump into my heart,” “Jonathan just please stay in Korea,” “Jonathan marry me!!” and “I wanna exchange you for 25 millions [sic] Korean males.”

    johnathan learoyd
    via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd

    To those who are saying this is nothing but harmless fangirling, better think again. The dude is legitimately a minor – only 17 years old.

    Jonathan Learoyd
    via Pyeongchang2018

    Others are calling out this type of creepy fangirling, with Learoyd even liking some of the responses, saying, “Damn what the f*ck is wrong with these comments.”

    johnathan learoyd
    via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd

    Plese refrain from making comments about burning his passport. It’s overwhelming Jonathan. People from other countries will seriously think we are weird TT,” one comment said.

    johnathan learoyd
    via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd

    Here’s what some wrote in the 17-year-old athlete’s social media comment section and the English translated version through Google translate.

    johnathan learoyd
    via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd
    via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd

    Featured images via Instagram / jonathan_learoyd

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