For BTS‘s ARMY and Wanna One‘s Wannables, the 2017 MMA was a tough moment. South Korean netizens are pointing fingers at all the EXO-L‘s.
South Korean netizens are in frenzy again and are demanding EXO-L’s to apologize for their behavior. Videos have surfaced through SNS revealing moments of profanity and threats being made from EXO-L’s to ARMY and Wannables. Not only were South Korean EXO-L’s verbally assaulting the fans, they were shown on video footages bombarding Wanna One members with profanity while telling them to “sit in the back where they belong.”
Another video footage showed EXO-L’s yelling harshly towards BTS’s ARMY to keep quiet. A member of ARMY posted the video capturing the audio of EXO-L’s threatening verbal behavior expressing frustration over being unable to cheer for BTS. Beginning at 1:05, when BTS was announced as winners for an award, EXO-L’s begin frantically screaming profanities.
We should keep in mind though that not all EXO-L’s behave this way. But the damage has been done and unfortunately, South Korean netizens in general view EXO-L’s with disdain, according to recent news reports.
EXO members opened up recently during an interview about how they feel in relations to BTS and Wanna One‘s current soaring popularity.
EXO recently performed on the 26th for their fourth independent concert titled ‘EXO Planet #4 – The EℓyXiOn’ and held a press conference.
When asked if they felt threatened by the growing success of younger idol groups such as BTS and Wanna One, SuHo replied saying ‘ We are always putting in the effort to try and reinvent ourselves but the reality is that there is a big age gap between us and people will eventually get tired of us at some point if it hasn’t happened already.’
He also added, ‘We are actually proud of groups such as BTS and Wanna One are spreading K-Pop further into the world. PSY, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, TVXQ, and SHINee have all paved the road and made all this possible for us through their endeavors. We feel that it is the responsibility for all K-Pop idols to follow in their footsteps and do the same. We are ourselves currently working on new music to further contribute to K-Pop”s popularity all over the world.
It’s a fashion standoff between two of the hottest K-Pop groups in the world.
Given the two groups’ astronomical worldwide success, it’s natural for South Korean netizens to constantly compare the two. Press reporters have already thrown a light jab at EXO a few weeks ago by asking them if they feel threatened by the success BTS and Wanna One.
It turns out JiMin of BTS and SeHoonof EXO wore the same shirt from Yves Saint Laurent‘s S/S 2018. South Korean fans of EXO and BTS are now currently arguing over which member of each respective boy band wore a shirt better. Have a look below and decide for yourself!
Adelio / EXO Chen SeHun Fan Page
For BTS JiMin / OH_POISEHUN
JiMin of BTS or SeHun of EXO? Share with us your thoughts on this!