EXO Fans Trend “Give Sehun More Lines” As They Demand SM Entertainment “Treat Sehun Fairly”
EXO recently held their fan meeting in Japan, and fans loved every minute of the meaningful time with all eight members.
"Don't go" is not just a song it's an emotion filled with a lot of memories and feelingspic.twitter.com/zRvE8xNWdk
— ari_forever (@with__ot9) April 15, 2023
But when the group started performing “Bird,” some fans expressed frustration with SM Entertainment‘s treatment of Sehun.
“Bird” is a Japanese single initially recorded by six members: Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Chen, Kai, Sehun, and Suho. But for the fan meeting, EXO performed an eight-member version of the song, including D.O. and Xiumin.
EXO <BIRD> STAGE WITH OT8 😭✨ pic.twitter.com/KLZigk2kZA
— klau (@kokokbop) April 15, 2023
EXO BIRD (OT8) THE BEST VERSION IS OUT!!!!!! 😭 https://t.co/ZHNs9jhltK pic.twitter.com/YUB0zKzQpQ
— ari 💌 (@oshcuddles) April 15, 2023
EXO said that ‘Let Me In’ and ‘Bird’ (OT8 fanmeeting ver.) will be included on their new group album~! ㅠㅠ
— 쉰花 ❄️ (@xunhuas) April 15, 2023
And while EXO fans had been waiting for a full-member version of the song, fans were frustrated with the line distribution. Although Sehun is included in many of the beautiful harmonies of the song, the talented vocalist only has what fans estimate to be about two seconds of solo lines.
Sehun‘s beautiful vocals while hitting that high note in EXO’s ‘Bird (The Best Ver.)’~! ㅠㅠpic.twitter.com/mT7Hpd2Oco
— 쉰花 ❄️ (@xunhuas) April 15, 2023
Sehun in the studio when they were recording that new Bird version pic.twitter.com/5LonlGD9Zu
— ♡ (@here4sehun) April 15, 2023
As EXO have announced that the eight-member version of “Bird” will be included in their upcoming album, fans are voicing their displeasure with SM Entertainment. Some fans have even shared that they don’t listen to “Bird” because of the unfair line distribution.
the fact that I can‘t ever listen to bird bc this is all he gets..like 11 years and sehun doesn’t even get to sing.. pic.twitter.com/lWgZbdRJfM
— sab ~ dyeongdu fan ⛓️ (@oshhji) April 15, 2023
Bird needs to be officially cancelled. There are more songs to perform and if not then next time they make a japanese song, they better give Sehun lines to sing. It's so painful to watch him just stand still throughout the song. Sehun deserves better because HE CAN SING.
— sUsHi🗿 (@softhunnie94) April 15, 2023
As fans have often had to speak up about SM Entertainment’s treatment of Sehun, they are demanding that Sehun be treated fairly. To try and get SM Entertainment’s attention, fans are trending “Give Sehun More Lines” on Twitter.
It's been 11 years since Sehun's debut, but the situation of mistreatment has not stopped yet
Sehun getting only 2 secs solo line to sing in EXO's supposed "OT8" song "BIRD" is NOT ACCEPTABLE. We demand for fair share of solo lines for Sehun! @SMTOWNGLOBAL
GIVE SEHUN MORE LINES pic.twitter.com/CNQst5pisB
— Sehun Global Union 🌎 (@OhSehunGlobal) April 15, 2023
please give sehun more lines, he deserves it!!!
we are so tired of this situation, can't you listen to us? @SMTOWNGLOBAL https://t.co/7IxVyoiLlQ
— oceanaa༊ (@ohsultangf) April 15, 2023
We demand fair share of solo lines in EXO songs, solo album, more solo activities and proper promotions for Sehun.
Sehun fans have waited long enough. Treat Sehun fairly!
GIVE SEHUN MORE LINES @SMTOWNGLOBAL @weareoneEXO @Groovechaja
— Sehun Solecito (@SehunSolecito) April 15, 2023
You can read more about fans’ frustration with Sehun’s treatment by SM Entertainment here.
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