I have been an Exo fan for a bit over a year; my anniversary with them is January 2nd, 2018. I love them so much and really don’t remember what I was doing before them. I listen to them consistently everyday, not to stream, but because I genuinely love their music. But I was introduced to them (and kpop) through a long term friend, and something unrelated happened between us, so we’re no longer friends. We haven’t been friends for months and they are not the kind of person I want/need in my life right now. But every time I think about how happy Exo makes me, my heart hurts thinking about how I can’t express that, or any thoughts and opinions I have, with them. There are other EXO fans online, and I talk to someone of them, but honestly, it’s not the same. I’m a newer Kpop fan, there’s a lot I don’t know, and I don’t necessarily want to try bonding with someone who’s whole life is Kpop; my friend and I were friends for years before because of other interests and we share the same moral/political values. I don’t want to search for that again. They can’t be replaced. So listening to Exo makes me feel bittersweet.
Shawols were already popping veins in 2011 because of Kai. But the fact that it’s 2019 and they still can’t hide their saltiness, it’s amazing. Don’t be like shawols, grow tf up, get some help. Hype your faves without bringing down anyone else.
I’ve seen all the lightsticks in kpop and I’ve to say that EXO’s has the best design. But seeing all the lightsticks of the sm groups, I’m scared that the 3rd version of eribong might look like cheap plastic.
The Baekyeon scandal/mess was iconic itself but Durex congratulating them was a cherry on top.
EXO members do so many word plays in variety shows/lives that I might as well learn korean. But then they also have so many inside jokes.
I like fluffy long hair on Kyunsoo but I’m glad that BaldSoo exists in history. He has a very unique charm: sometimes looks very squishy and then other times looks like a mafia boss.
I don’t always feel bad for idols who don’t get a lot of screen time/lines, unless I know that being an idol is something that they genuinely wanted and worked hard for. For example, Johnny (NCT). He auditioned for SM because this is something he wanted, and he trained for almost a decade, and was treated like back up dancer #2 until recently. So I do feel bad for him when he’s overlooked or MIA in videos. On the otherhand: Sehun (EXO). SM had to chase him down the street and Sehun later admitted he became an idol not because he had a passion to be an entertainer, but because he wanted to support his family financially. And even though he spent ½ a decade getting shafted by SM, he is still one of the most popular members both domestically and internationally, and he is still making bank, which is what he wanted to do for his family in the first place.
Although extremely unlikely, I think a collab of some of the more soulful vocalists would sound so cool. Voices like BB’s Daesung, EXO’s Kyungsoo, WINNER’s Seungyoon, SVT’s Seungkwan, SHINEE’s Onew, DAY6’s Sungjin, and GOT7’s Youngjae.
I don’t understand why people claim that Kai and Jennie was a pr relationship. Both are the most popular groups, they don’t need that kind of promo. May be this kind of thing happens in the west but korean idols can gain nothing from it. And lets not even talk about the theories of Kaisoo and Jenlisa shippers.
My fav improvised choreo bit would be the one in which Baekhyun splits his heart into 2 and puts one into Jongin. And Jongin actually goes along with him because dancing is his passion.