After Chen of Ok-pop boy band EXO introduced his upcoming marriage, some followers took to streets in protest, labelling him a “betrayer” and calling on him to go away the group.
Chen, whose actual title is Kim Jong-dae, introduced his marriage on Jan 13, hinting that his wife-to-be is pregnant together with his baby. He posted an image of a handwritten letter on a fan web site, saying he has “an individual whom he desires to spend the remainder of his life with.”
Chen additionally hinted at his girlfriend’s being pregnant, saying he and his girlfriend have been gifted with “a blessing.”
Following the announcement, followers of EXO clashed in our on-line world, with some supporting and others disapproving of the 28-year-old singer’s new part in life.
These expressing disapproval issued an announcement Thursday, calling on Chen to exit the group, threatening protest if S.M. Leisure, the company representing EXO, didn’t reply by Saturday.
The leisure company remained silent on the problem and a few 50 followers held a silent protest exterior the SM City constructing at Coex Artium in southern Seoul on Sunday to strain Chen to go away EXO. Holding up placards studying “There isn’t Chen in a future for us, ” they sat silently on the road.
However whereas Chen has develop into the goal of hate and malicious feedback on-line, these in help of the singer are taking group actions to point out their help.
They’ve been trending hashtags similar to “Chen Stays” on social media and organising small occasions to point out their help.
Chen debuted in 2019 as a lead vocalist for EXO. He’s the primary of the 9 bandmates to get married. He should enlist within the army this yr, as he has not but fulfilled his necessary army service. – The Korea Herald/Asia Information Community