EXO Fans Call Out SM Entertainment For Alleged Mistreatment Of The Group During SMTOWN LIVE

Fans were already upset, but…

SM Entertainment is holding its first in-person family concert, SMTOWN LIVE, on August 20, 2022, for the first time in five years. The concert will be a compilation of performances that will tour the world’s major cities on the SMCU EXPRESS.

Of course, fans were incredibly excited to see their favorite SM Entertainment artists take the stage. Still, fans of EXO were already voicing their frustration with SM Entertainment when Sehun‘s name was not included in the line-up announcement.

Other idols like SHINee‘s Onew were also excluded, but for a known reason as he is currently carrying out solo activities in Japan.

But unlike the situation with Onew, fans weren’t aware of any scheduling conflicts that would prohibit Sehun from performing at the iconic family concert.

To get SM Entertainment’s attention, fans took to Twitter to trend hashtags like #STOP_NORMALIZING_MISTREATMENT.”

Fans also pointed out that this isn’t the first time SM Entertainment allegedly mistreated Sehun.

At the time, fans were still excited to see D.O., Kai, Xiumin, Suho, and Chen performing on stage. But after a recent update of the concert’s setlist, EXO fans are now voicing their frustrations for SM Entertainment allegedly mistreating EXO as a group. Not only is Sehun excluded, but each EXO member performing only gets to perform one solo song.

Fans were hopeful to see EXO perform on stage as a group, even if only with five or six members.

They were hopeful that D.O. would get to perform songs from his debut album.

They hoped to see EXO on stage for more than just one song per member.

And, of course, they are still frustrated that Sehun isn’t included.

This time fans are trending hashtags like #EXO_DESERVES_BETTER and #EXO_LEAVE_SM to voice their frustration.

Given EXO’s incredible success, which has contributed significantly to SM Entertainment’s legacy for the past ten years, fans are understandably upset by the alleged mistreatment.

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Fans Raise Concerns About SM Entertainment’s Treatment Of EXO’s Sehun After He Is Reportedly “Excluded” From Line-Up For SMTOWN LIVE