A month ago, it was revealed that South Korean idols SNSD Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and EXO’s Baekhyun were dating. While the good news came as a surprise to K-Pop fans, the backlash was painful for the idols.
The couple was spotted hanging out late one night in Taeyeon’s car after Baekhyun’s practice with EXO and were seen getting cosy.
Since then, disappointed fans have been calling them names (Baekhyun was repeatedly called a traitor while he was hosting South Korean music chart show Inkigayo) and some have even gone to the extent of wanting to boycott the idols because they felt “mocked”. This is because many fans have accused the idols of openly teasing and displaying their affections for each other through “secret coded” Instagram posts.
The fans claimed that they felt cheated and that the idols’ actions were wrong.
Although Taeyeon was not the first SNSD Girls’ Generation member to have been “caught” in a relationship, for awhile, she seemed to be the most distressed after she was found out. So much so that not long after the news broke, Taeyeon took it upon herself to reach out to her fans via several Instagram posts, asking them not to misunderstand the two’s intentions.
And now, Baekhyun have also done the same – he posted up a blank Instagram picture (it has since been deleted, but refer to the screenshot below) and captioned it with a lengthy apology:
Hello, this is Baekhyun. Although it’s very late, I’m leaving these words here to tell all the fans that I’m sorry for the disappointment and pain I’ve given you. I have written and erased my words many times, but I felt as if I was just putting out excuses and did not have the courage to express my heart and resolve the misunderstandings. I also thought that saying those words now would also be meaningless. So even now, I’m worried and my heart is uneasy that you might be hurt again because of this post and that I might regret putting this up. However, I really wanted to express my sincere feelings so I’m writing these words. I’m very sorry that I caused pain to fans who have always been precious to me. And I’m once more sorry that I hurt you again through the misunderstandings that have come about within this situation. I wish that our fans will no longer hurt.. Although I’m really lacking, I will do my best to slowly approach all of you again and EXO is a name that is so precious to me. I want to tell you that I’ve never thought of EXO lightly. I will continue to strive to become EXO’s Baekhyun who does his best on stage as well as off. I hope that these words at least will come off sincere.
What do you guys think? Should Baekhyun and Taeyeon be forgiven? Do you think they deserve a break? If you ask us, it doesn’t look like the idols committed any crimes. Share your thoughts in the comments!
Meanwhile, the EXO boys are slated to perform in Singapore on 23rd August as part of their “The Lost Planet Tour“. There has been no news of the same concert being held in Malaysia as of yet so we guess Singapore would be your closest bet (for now) if you want to see them perform this live:
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