A fan has gained praise from fans after her heartwarming comments to EXO‘s Chen about his daughters during a recent fan call.
EXO’s Chen has always gained praise and attention from fans for his unreal talent, ethereal visuals, and charming charisma that has netizens melting.
Yet, Chen faced backlash when the idol announced that he was getting married and expecting a child in 2020, and then further criticized after it was announced he was expecting another child in 2022.
Although most international fans congratulated the idol, Korean fans even sent trucks to have Chen removed from the group, and even in 2023, protests were sent about removing the idol and fellow member Chanyeol.
Remove Chen and Chanyeol, who harmed the group. Stop treating fans like fools. EXO doesn’t need malignant members. Chen, Chanyeol, Out.
Recently, a fan gained attention after their heartwarming call with EXO’s Chen. In a post shared online, it was revealed that a fan shared some loving words with the idol about his daughters.
A Turkish exo-l said to chen:
— jeff 𓆩⚖︎𓆪 (@JeffNihility) July 24, 2023
As the user explained, looking at the video of Chen, it was impossible not to see the smile on the idol’s face.
While some fans shared more negative opinions about the fan call, including letting idols be the first to speak about their personal lives, most fans couldn’t hide their love and admiration for the fan.
In particular, after all the hate he received after the news, many loved that Chen got to hear loving comments. Many also added that as long as fans don’t speak about Chen’s marriage and family, it adds to the sentiment that it is “taboo.”
i just think that jongdae needs to hear this straight up from his fans…. i respect and agree with him keeping his family private but it doesnt have to be a taboo, those are different ☹️ https://t.co/C0JQF9Btj7
— 𝐨𝐬𝐡𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐨 .◜◡◝ (@guccisekai) July 24, 2023
he had losers camping outside sm disrespecting him, his family, and exo so i'm glad someone let him know the vast majority of us are not like them https://t.co/qnFbn91NBi
— 🌿 (@_arieam) July 24, 2023
He was constantly hated by stupid and emotionless hateful people. Why does it bother you so much now that he receives love? It's his right to hear good things, and it's not a sin to talk about family, marriage, children. https://t.co/h3wQuNKsLr
— .•♫•♬•NİNİ~L•♬•♫•.cream soda🍾🧁🍨🍭 (@leylaallstar) July 24, 2023
you can’t expect something to be accepted or normalized and treat it like a taboo at the same time… just my two cent https://t.co/J2QR2DRAmj
— 💘 (@dilfsoo) July 24, 2023
It's a shame that we're trying to normalize something already "normal." Some so-called EXO-Ls better get used to it. Because Chen is a "human being" like everyone else. He deserves this kind of happiness. Just look at him! I really thank our friend Buse. You're the best! https://t.co/Surl0LkJLU
— müzminöğrenci (@IDPeaceM) July 24, 2023
Even when the fan call was posted on TikTok…
we need to act like a mature fans who support him and wish him happiness with his little family! bahagia selalu untuk eri dan semua orang yang mendukung keputusan chen✨ #exo #weareone #fyp #foryoupage #fypシ
Netizens couldn’t hide their appreciation for the fan. Although it was a small gesture, netizens couldn’t stop sharing their animation and just how happy Chen looked.
While more idols are getting married and starting families, Chen received a lot of backlash that international netizens deemed unnecessary. For many, the fact that Chen is hearing positive words about his family has melted many hearts.