Kpop 3rd generation group EXO is under controversy due to the actions of their OT6 EXO-L Fanclub. Another protest truck is reportedly circulating SM Entertainment, urgently demanding EXO members Chen and Chanyeol to leave the group. So, what happened, and why did these fans insist that Chen and Chanyeol leave EXO? Find out more in the following report.
OT6 EXO-L Fanclub Sent Protest Truck Demanding Chen and Chanyeol to Leave EXO
Once again, EXO members Chen and Chanyeol find themselves in the spotlight. And this time, it’s all thanks to some of their EXO-L fanclub who highly support the 6-member formation of the group.
On May 26, Topstar News reported that the OT6 EXO-L fanclub persistently demanded for EXO members Chen and Chanyeol to leave the group.
After the previous movement from ENHYPEN fans, today’s report revealed a truck protest was going around the SM Entertainment building on May 26.
This protest truck came from parts of the EXO-L fanclub that supported the 6-member formation of the group. They demanded that SM Entertainment remove members Chen and Chanyeol from EXO. Also, they wanted the company to maintain only a 6-member formation of EXO with Xiumin, Suho, Baekhyun, D.O, Kai, and Sehun.
The protest truck reportedly continued its parade since morning, circulating the area surrounding SM Entertainment’s company building.
엑소 6인지지 트럭시위 마무리 잘 되었습니다 pic.twitter.com/UaYA1egzIQ— EXO-L 6인지지 총공계 (@outccout_) May 26, 2023
What Happened and What’s the Reason?
So, what happened, and why did these OT6 fans urgently demand Chen and Chanyeol to leave EXO?
According to Star News, the controversy started in 2020 when Chen announced his marriage and premarital pregnancy with his girlfriend. Fans were utterly disappointed with his actions. They all couldn’t fathom that Chen would be that inconsiderate towards them. As a result, a huge wave of petitions started on various media, demanding Chen’s withdrawal from the group. And Chen responded to the petitions with an official apology.
“I apologize to my surprised, embarrassed, and brokenhearted EXO-L for the sudden news.EXO Chen.
I know better than anyone else that I am now here because of your love, and I sincerely appreciate the love and support you have given me.”
Regarding the controversy, SM Entertainment revealed that all EXO members expressed their commitment to maintaining the current group formation. Furthermore, EXO members expressed their wish to be together as they had previously suffered from member withdrawals.
In the same year, another EXO member, Chanyeol, faced shocking controversy surrounding his private life. A woman claiming to be his ex-girlfriend stepped up and disclosed that Chanyeol had been in indecent relationships with 10 other women while they were dating.
Both Chanyeol and the company did not share any statement at the time. However, this controversy resulted in EXO Chanyeol going on hiatus for self-reflection. He then enlisted for military service in March of the same year.
SM Entertainment only announced their statement in May. The company revealed to have sued the people who had tainted Chanyeol’s name with false information.
“We have taken legal action against those spreading false information about Chanyeol. The police have processed our report to the prosecution for an indictment.”SM Entertainment.
“Leave EXO, Protect the Group”
Since the controversy, EXO Chen and Chanyeol have received massive hate from fans. It resulted in a situation where they must stop communicating with fans altogether. And they have refrained from having any social media accounts or community platforms to communicate with fans.
Today, the situation worsened as the protest truck continued campaigning around SM Entertainment with various statements:
“Remove Chen and Chanyeol, who have harmed the group. Stop deceiving fans.
EXO does not need malicious members. Chen Chanyeol OUT.”
“Keep EXO’s 6-member system. Protect and guarantee EXO’s activities. SM, don’t stand by sidelines anymore.”
– Protest Truck from OT6 EXO-L fanclub.
At the same time, the OT6 EXO-L fanclub also released an official statement with similar but more extensive demands.
3차 성명문 pic.twitter.com/QqXOyMy9Tb— EXO-L 6인지지 총공계 (@outccout_) May 26, 2023
Mixed Responses on Controversy and Demands
These demands elicited mixed responses from the general public and within EXO-L fanclub.
Some opinions expressed empathy towards the fans. They believed that the protests had been going on for too long for the company to keep ignoring them and that Chen and Chanyeol must indeed leave EXO.
- “These fans are so unhappy. The agency really should listen.”
- “I’m not from the same fandom, but I get how these fans feel.”
- “Geez, fans are this upset. Those members should just leave the group on their own.”
- “I don’t have any particular feeling about EXO, but I understand how they feel.”
- “They really need to leave the group.”
- “The problem was not Chen getting married. It was about the way he went about it.”
Meanwhile, despite the controversy, other fans remained loyal to EXO’s complete formation. They believed that these fans were just going overboard.
- “These fans are going overboard!”
- “They made it as if the ones who cause issues with their private lives are only these 2 EXO members in the Kpop universe, while the other groups are innocent.”
- “It would be faster if these troublemakers just left the fandom rather than causing these commotions.”
I don't see Exo simle whenever they come back to Korea? Why, because of your nasty actions that encourage bullying people and sabotaging them, Chen saved a girl, Chan🙂always support your faves mentally, I won't spend money on people I hate, stupidity in high level, no dignity https://t.co/bFnnXkYN8A— Paradise Exo-L (@happyynabi) May 26, 2023
Should have used that money in useful thing . But, guess what kfans are such a loser. Hope the worst for you and those who have the same mindset as you. https://t.co/0gN2Oy86SN— L𝓞ey𓆩ᥫ᭡𓆪🌙 (@EXOL35664016) May 26, 2023
Get a life first 😉how disgusting what the korean little girls are doing! Chen is happy married with a beautiful baby, your idol is happy but you act like a psycho ex. And this Chanyeol drama 😂please! This is why EXO will have more international concert! BTW THANK YOU FOR THAT! https://t.co/Hq0eKokix6— Vivi #EXOIS9 (@ViviThorne1) May 26, 2023
Should Chen and Chanyeol REALLY Leave EXO?
Finally, the controversy surrounding EXO members Chen and Chanyeol remains strong, especially among Korean fans. Although Chen and Chanyeol have been trying to mend their idol-fan relationships with many good deeds, some fans are still too brokenhearted to give them a second chance.
But what about you? Do you think Chen and Chanyeol should leave EXO too?
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