International EXO Fans refuse to go down without a fight against Korean EXO-Ls and their recent demands.
Chen announced he was getting married and was expecting a baby with his fiancé, the news was met positively by international fans but not kindly by Korean fans, who proceeded to bash Chen for getting married and having a child.
As previously covered on jazminemedia, various EXO fan unions have petitioned to SM to remove Chen from EXO following his dating news. It started with fansites closing one after the other, over 28 fansites closed down since Chen announcement.
A large EXO fan union posted a lengthy note on January 16 demanding SM to kick out Chen from EXO because of various reasons. Many news outlets have covered the issue and the contrast of reactions between national and international fans.
Since international EXO-Ls found out about the news, they have mostly shown support. When the fandom saw that the Korean side has been trending hashtags and making demands to kick out Chen from EXO, they fought back by trending their own hashtags.
Throughout the past couple of days, EXO-Ls trended various hashtags from #AlwaysWithEXO, #종대야_여기_있을게 (Jongdae We Will Be Here For You) and #SM_김종대_지켜 (SM Protect Kim Jongdae) and many others.
Last night, the hashtag #KEXOL_DONT_REPRESENT_ME topped worldwide twitter trends as international EXO-Ls voices grew louder, they want to distance themselves from those who continue to demand Chen be kicked out.
As of this writing, many international EXO-L accounts are planning new hashtags, in English and Korean to demand SM take legal action against false malicious rumors, they want SM to protect Chen from the unjust hate he’s been getting.
Here are some of their tweets from the #KEXOL_DONT_REPRESENT_ME:
Exo is 9. Let’s always have to support them. Don’t let the exo member decrease. Let’s think more mature and open your mind. Please give lots of love to exo♡#종대야_여기_있을게#SM_김종대_지켜#종대랑_오래오래 @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/05GmFPiLa5
— EXO is 9 ㅅ Please Always Support 9 Members! (@WEaroneEXO_) January 16, 2020
— SELEENÄ_EXO-L (@LSeleena) January 17, 2020
Guys, Idk if you are stupid or something, but other members will never let Jongdae leave by himself. They said that they will always stay together, no matter what. So I think that if you make Jongdae leave all members will leave as well #KEXOL_DONT_REPRESENT_ME
— MY BABY IS GETTING MARRIED 😭 (@baekrollss) January 17, 2020
— Muluc Escamilla (@MulucEscamilla) January 17, 2020
— sigita (@chikita322) January 17, 2020
I wanna say so many words, but I can’t. I dont know how. I’m so frustrated bcuz of K-EXOL.
Jongdae isn’t your babyboy, now he’s adult man, don’t you understand?! He wants to love, he deserves.
K-EXOL, are you dumb or just jealous? Or both? #KEXOL_DONT_REPRESENT_ME pic.twitter.com/QIr461Mbhd
— ✨Alexy✨ (@imalexyacutecat) January 17, 2020
— nzberry💕 (@Nazanin44162406) January 17, 2020
Chen is one of the prettiest people I have encountered since I immersed myself in the Kpop, there is to open his eyes and realize that he like other idols and has the right to make his life.
Chen, EXO I am with you.
우리는 모두 하나입니다#KEXOL_DONT_REPRESENT_ME @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/DuHMl0eTcU
— Andyzten.Doyo96 (@ANzen96) January 17, 2020
— weareoneL-1485⭐️ (@1485Weareonel) January 16, 2020
“I’m indeed not popular, you can hurt me, but please don’t hurt my brothers” – Kim Jongdae.
this the Kim Jongdae you all turn your back to him .
you want him out from “EXO”? while he prefre to get hurts just to protcte his family? #KEXOL_DONT_REPRESENT_ME @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/cpOgbS1Vpx
— 金茶蛋天团之饭 (@sN0hbAeuEqu1tGb) January 16, 2020
What do you think of this situation?