Korean EXO-Ls (K EXO-Ls) have carried out their first physical protest in front of SMTOWN’s Coex Atrium on January 19, and photos from the protest are evoking laughter among fandoms.

This particular Korean EXO-L fandom union is the same one who put out a lengthy statement about why they’d like to see Chen be kicked out of EXO, they also threatened they’d begin protests if SM didn’t respond by January 18, which they didn’t, hence the protest actually carried out.





On January 19, a group of Korean EXO-Ls began their protest in front of SMTOWN’s Coex Atrium. At first, about 7 people showed up but later, that number went up a bit. It is still considered low compared to how many k-netizens showed support for their ideas and to the number of people who follow and spread their content as well.

They posted to their official twitter account their rules for the protest and why they plan on continuing until their demands are met. There are many contrasting reactions to their protests.

In a banner they set up in front of the building, they affirmed their opinions on Chen staying a part of EXO,




“In the future we see, there is no Chen. We request the withdrawal of Chen from EXO for tainting the group’s image and breaking fans’ trust.”

On the other hand, many EXO-Ls from around the globe continue to dissociate themselves from that particular EXO-L fandom. They have been planning hashtags and events to show their support for Chen and they’re demanding SM take strict legal action against defamatory comments as well as the spreading of malicious fake rumors to taint Chen’s reputation.

Related: Over 28 Fansites Shut Down Or Take Rest Following EXO Chen Marriage News




SM has not issued a response to either side as of this writing. Stay tuned for updates!

Related: Korean EXO-Ls Calling For EXO Chen To Leave The Group + Begin Boycott And Demand SM’s Response

What do you think of their protest?