International EXO Fanbases Publish A Joint Statement About Their Support For EXO

“We strongly believe this to be true.”

SM Entertainment and EXO‘s Baekhyun, Chen, and Xiumin are currently involved in a legal dispute after EXO-CBX announced they were suing SM Entertainment to terminate their exclusive contracts.

EXO’s Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin

EXO-Ls have been ensuring their unwavering support for EXO is heard, trending hashtags on social media, and sending supportive trucks to SM Entertainment.

And as SM Entertainment continues to release statements denying the claims EXO-CBX made, international EXO-Ls have released their own statement, expressing the stance of international fans.

This statement represents the feelings of EXO’s international fanbases โ€“ not just for the group but also for fanbases of Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin. We have come together to express the same goal; that is, to support and protect the members of EXO. We especially extend this support to EXO-CBX, who are representing the rights of not only their contracts but the contracts of all SM Entertainment artists.

โ€” EXO-L statement

In the statement, fans are asking SM Entertainment to “provide the settlement data requested by the artists” and stop sharing “misleading statements.” Fans believe that SM Entertainment needs to act “responsibly” as a company.

We urge SM Entertainment to provide the settlement data requested by the artists, who have the legitimate right to demand such documents. We urge SM to cease foul play via misleading statements in the media, which has resulted in unfair and divisive attacks on the members. Lastly, we urge SM Entertainment and its employees to exercise the corporate social and ethical responsibility necessary as an entertainment company on the global stage.

โ€” EXO-L statement

Similarly, fans are also informing SM Entertainment that, as Baekhyun, Chen, and Xiumin have made it clear that they intend to still promote as a part of EXO, if SM Entertainment prevents them from continuing activities in the group, fans “will assign all fault to SM Entertainment.”

The members of CBX have stated that they are seeking ways to faithfully continue their activities together with other EXO members, even if their exclusive contract with SM is terminated. We strongly believe this to be true. Should CBX be unable to participate in group activities, we will assign all fault to SM Entertainment.

โ€” EXO-L statement


International EXO-L made it evident that, no matter what SM Entertainment might say regarding EXO and EXO-CBX, they will only trust the members of EXO. Similarly, fans will continue to support all nine members however possible while also showing their support for any other SM Entertainment artist who needs it.

We ask that all EXO-Ls and fans alike can stand united for EXO-CBX, no matter what happens. Let us support them in getting the justice they deserve and let their voices and truth be heard. Once again, this [is] not just for the members but for all artists under SM Entertainment โ€“ for those who are afraid, those who are scared, and those who are plucking up the courage to tackle the injustices they face.

We will work together as a team and a family to continually fight in seeking JUSTICE FOR CBX. We have shared countless moments with EXO and EXO-CBX, and as much as we’ve leaned on them for support, we feel it is now our turn to be a support for the members.

โ€” EXO-L statement

To voice their agreement with the joint statement, EXO-Ls are sharing the prepared statement on social media along with the hashtags #Justice For CBX and #United For CBX.

You can read the full statement here.

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