Looks like some angry EXO fans are dead serious in wanting to kick out Chen (첸) from the K-pop mega group for good.
A number of EXO-Ls (EXO stans) came down to SMTown Coex Artium located in Gangnam yesterday (19th January). The fans – who referred themselves as EXO-L ACE – have protested for the 27-year-old to make his exit.
According to Allkpop, the group’s initial plan was to gather 200 people present for the protest. However, the number was cut down to 100 for an unknown reason. During the actual event itself, it was reported that around 50 individuals were present, which proved that the haters were just all talk.
In response, loyal followers of Chen (real name Kim Jongdae) worldwide have taken to Twitter to show their love and support to him by coming up with several hashtags such as #MyAnswerIsEXO9, #EXOLBelievesInEXO9 and #Chen_Stays, demanding him to stay with the other members.
Additionally, some even slammed those who were in attendance during the protest, referring the fans as a “clowns” for embarrassing themselves. Feel free to read their reactions here:
For EXO, as an artist and human being, we will always root for your happiness above all.
— EXO GLOBAL [Hiatus] (@EXOGlobal) January 19, 2020
Your wish was to focus on your individual happiness,
who are we to suppress?
— EXO Worldwide Union (@WWEXOL) January 19, 2020
We cannot imagine the world without this smile, we wish nothing but a happy, blessed and a life filled with love to this sunshine. We love you Chen🌸❤️
— EXO-L MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS (@wecareforEXOL) January 19, 2020
— Tita Hazel 🌼 with CHEN (@zzkDO) January 19, 2020
EXO-L what did we learn today after that protest?
— 𝐎𝐁𝐒𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐃 Karmy With CHEN✨ (@karmy_exo) January 19, 2020
— #𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙅𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙙𝙖𝙚 (@yeolwo) January 19, 2020
In case you missed it, the Daejeon-born idol caused massive stir among fans following the announcement of his marriage. He even revealed that his non-celebrity partner is currently pregnant with their first child; further adding fuel among his fans.
Do you think EXO-L ACEs were being overly obsessive towards Chen?