On June 30, EXO-Ls were excited, as SM Entertainment had retweeted a post from EXO revealing the release date for D.O.‘s new solo album, as well as a teaser image.
D.O. 디오 The 1st Mini Album
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) June 30, 2021
However, this excitement began to fade as the days kept passing, with no more official updates from the company whatsoever.
Less than 20 days to Kyungsoo's solo debut and we only got 1 teaser photo, album name, versions, total tracks and release date. Are you kidding me???? WE NEED MORE!!!#KYUNGSOO_DESERVES_BETTER
— Aℓℓ About #EXO (@kyungsoo_stan) July 8, 2021
Not even a single post about Kyungsoo's album. I've been waiting on your YT channel, and here on Twitter, my notifs are on. Poor Kyungsoo promoting his album through LYSN like WT actual F, @SMTOWNGLOBAL???😭💔#KYUNGSOO_DESERVES_BETTER pic.twitter.com/tAZYe2iKFg
— Oho!¹²🌸디오🐧🌞🌸(´⊙♡⊙`)엑소엘 (@ilervit) July 8, 2021
Fans were quick to point out that SM Entertainment (at the time of publishing) has still not updated their official online shop with any details about the album as well, despite the fact that even outside sources such as Ktown4u have already done so.
The man didn't wait almost 10 freaking years just for you to treat him like this at his solo debut. Several shops already released the details for DKS1, kyungsoo even shared snippet infos about his solo album, where tf are you merchie and sm? This is your job in the first place🤦♂️
— ❝ 𝙆𝙚𝙣 | 엑소 사랑하자 🧸 (@chansoosimp) July 8, 2021
In addition, EXO-Ls were saddened by D.O.’s recent Bubble messages, saying “Please don’t expect too much,” in regards to the album promotions.
“Please don’t expect too much”
Why not?This man deserves the best and SM makes everything harder. I have never seen a company to dislike their own groups or artists that much🥲 WTF. Let Kyungsoo do whatever he wants and how he wants#KYUNGSOO_DESERVES_BETTER #EXO@weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/UeNC6q8c3S
— B Yeol (@YeollieB__) July 8, 2021
“Please don’t expect too much.”
KYUNGSOO PLEASE LEAVE SM!!
— Sad⁹ ia | Sympathy 🤍 (@jonginsvine) July 8, 2021
Considering the fact that D.O. has shown so much excitement for the release later this month, EXO-Ls feel heartbroken due to the way he has been treated, trending the hashtag #KYUNGSOO_DESERVES_BETTER.
— ︎︎jean♡ (@rurujn) July 8, 2021
— sel || ia (@oshluvcy) July 8, 2021
What do you think about the situation?