International Fans Show Support For EXO’s Chen And Chanyeol After They Are Given The Silent Treatment During Fan Meeting
International fans have come to the defense of EXO‘s Chen and Chanyeol after fans allegedly gave the pair the cold shoulder during their recent fan meeting.
In late March, it was announced that EXO would hold a fan meeting to celebrate their 11th debut anniversary. The fan meeting, titled 2023 EXO FANMEETING EXO’CLOCK, would be the first time this many group members have come together since their repackaged album was released in 2015.
The group built excitement for the event, sharing puzzles and video clips in the days before the fan meeting.
오늘 연습 그냥 그만하자😇 ➫ 2023.04.08 (SAT) 6PM ➫ 2023.04.09 (SUN) 4PM #EXO #엑소 #weareoneEXO #EXOCLOCK #EXOCLOCK_EXO_FANMEETING #2023_EXO_FANMEETING_EXO_CLOCK #FANMEETING #비욘드라이브
2023 EXO FANMEETING “EXO’ CLOCK” SUHO PUZZLE PIECE 🧩
EXO-L에게 전하는 🐰SUHO의 PUZZLE MESSAGE
오는 4월 8일, 9일 EXO’ CLOCK에 만나요 🕰#EXO #엑소 #2023_EXO_FANMEETING_EXO_CLOCK #FANMEETING #비욘드라이브 pic.twitter.com/UWjOcbPomm
— EXO (@weareoneEXO) March 29, 2023
However, once the fan meeting began, something marred what should have been a happy day.
During the initial fan meeting opening VCR, each member was shown and met with loud cheering as they appeared.
When Chen and Chanyeol showed up in the VCR, fans in the venue went primarily silent, besides a few yelling to make up for the silence.
— the exo source (@theexosource) April 8, 2023
Chen and Chanyeol have received massive hate from fans over the last few years. Chanyeol was the target of cheating allegations that led netizens to launch full-blown attacks against the EXO member. In Chen’s case, some fans demanded he leave the group after he announced he would be getting married to his pregnant fiancé in 2019 and have protested his activities since.
International fans have been loud in showing their support for the pair, as domestic fans attempted to have both expelled from the group.
International EXO-Ls Band Together To Block Attempts At Chen’s Removal From EXO
After what occurred during the fan meeting, international fans are again showing support for Chanyeol and Chen.
I literally cried today because of the silence that greeted chen and chanyeol. imagine spending so many bucks to go to the fanmeeting (not even concert) of people you won't cheer for. they spoke formally, and performed well. but the way kexols acted was fucking immature.
— 🌱 fea. | ʟᴏᴇʏ (@iEXOeris) April 8, 2023
Y’all K-EXOLs who didn’t even cheer for CHANYEOL and CHEN, y’all don’t deserve EXO! pic.twitter.com/RnHVXI4Dfh
— 𝙲𝚕𝚊𝚒𝚛𝚎♡ (@dclaireee29) April 8, 2023
international exols, it’s our time tomorrow! 😭 only if we could cheer and scream for jongdae and chanyeol too just to shower them with love. ☹️
— sel; 11yrs with EXO 🤍 (@exobvsly_) April 8, 2023
Some have even suggested that SM Entertainment tour the group outside Korea, where fans will “scream for all of them.”
BRING EXO’s FANMEETING OUTSIDE KOREA !!!
— klau (@kokokbop) April 8, 2023
Yes, we will scream for ALL of them!!!! Chen, we are with you, forever 💪🏻
— OlgaLJ (@OlgaLJ1) April 8, 2023
international exo-ls will surely cheer them all, like they're so precious guys, no one deserves those kind of treatment they showed to chen and chanyeol.
— Ravenight #Eterna11oveForEXO (@1bulletrain) April 8, 2023
The second night of the fan meeting is scheduled to take place on April 8.