Fans Defend EXO’s Baekhyun After Cigarettes Are Spotted In A Now-Deleted Photo

The photo was almost instantly re-uploaded.

Fans are defending EXO‘s Baekhyun after cigarettes were seen in his selfie with a friend.

EXO’s Baekhyun | W Korea

While fans love seeing their favorite groups interact, they also enjoy seeing them meet up with friends during their downtime.

James “Tiny” Kim, friend to many K-Celebs, has shared plenty of content on social media with various EXO members throughout the years, most recently going viral on TikTok for his videos with members of EXO.


This one time i was walking in #Gangnam and i thought i was being followed. Then #Chen from #EXO popped out of nowhere! True Story #Exo #CreamSoda #Kpop #Idol #Fyp #ForYouPage #JongDae #LoveThisKid

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This one time, i was home watching tv! And #Xiumin from #Exo popped out of nowhere! True Story! #MinSeok #Kpop #Idol #ForYou #Fyp #ForYouPage

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On September 7, Tiny shared photos of himself eating with different members of EXO as part of a throwback post. The first photo showed Tiny along with Chanyeol and Kai, who are sitting across from him.

(left to right) EXO’s Chanyeol, Kai and Tiny. | @jkt1ny/Instagram

Baekhyun was seated next to him and seen in the second picture. Though Baekhyun’s no make-up look was stunning, fans couldn’t help but notice something else in the photo.

| @jkt1ny/Instagram

On Baekhyun’s right side, placed on the table are what appears to be a pack of cigarettes.

Unrelated photo of similar cigarettes.

Tiny has since reposted the photo with the cigarettes cropped out, but the uncropped picture was spread on X (formerly Twitter).

Fans have defended the artist, first, by pointing out that the cigarettes may belong to Tiny, who has been seen smoking on his account.

Other fans have stated that Baekhyun is an adult and can choose to smoke if he wishes, even citing the recent issues with SM Entertainment as a reason for his potential smoking.

Recently, EXO member D.O. was allegedly fined for smoking indoors, which you can read more about below.

EXO’s D.O. Fined For Smoking Indoors, According To K-Netizen Who Reported Him