After a year and 2 months of absence, EXO grouped again and made a comeback on November 2nd with “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo.”
The new EXO album was highly anticipated and a huge success in South Korea and overseas, fans were extremely excited about EXO’s upcoming comeback since it could well be their last as nine before Xiumin has to enlist in the military.
Xiumin is born in 1990 and will most probably have to enlist by 2019, combined with EXO’s extremely busy schedules; it could be hard to see the group return soon again.
This is where many EXO-Ls issue lies, some of the fandom has been demanding an explanation from SM Entertainment as to why hasn’t the group been promoting more actively on music shows and variety shows.
Sehun and Baekhyun did appear on an SM Entertainment special of “Happy Together” recently but aside from that, the group doesn’t have any upcoming variety shows appearances lined up.
They haven’t appeared on many music shows, but for the most part, the cancellation of those appearances weren’t really SM’s fault since some were cancelled because its playoff baseball season in Korea.
Fans wanted to see more of the boys and were shocked when it was announced that EXO’s last fan signing event will be held next week, which usually signals the last of any group’s promotional activities for their comebacks.
Baekhyun has told fans a couple of days ago that they will be filming their repackage album MV next week, he also talked about their upcoming reality show that they’re also planning on filming.
“Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” is such a bop and this is why some fans are upset that EXO didn’t have the time to shine like they used to.
On the other hand, some EXO-Ls are defending SM Entertainment’s decision of the short promotional period citing the members’ individual busy schedules as the possible reason.
Chanyeol is currently filming for his upcoming drama “Memories Of The Alhambra” which will air on December 1st, since he’s part of the main cast, its clear he’s now extremely busy juggling both group and solo promotions.
The same goes for D.O, who will become busy in the near future promoting for his upcoming movie “Swing Kids” which he leads, the movie will premiere in Mid-December which also means that he will busy with it.
What do you personally think of this?