On Saturday, May 29, a balloon was seen in front of the SM Entertainment building demand for EXO member Chanyeol’s withdrawal from the group.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Balloon Demanding for EXO Chanyeol’s Withdrawal Spotted in Front of SM Entertainment
On the afternoon of Saturday, May 29, a balloon was spotted at the intersection of Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, where SM Entertainment is located. The balloon read, “Chanyeol OUT.” The balloon also had a banner attached to it that reads, “SM, remove Chanyeol’s parts.”
(Photo : TheQoo)
Korean EXO fans have been calling for Chanyeol’s withdrawal since Oct. 2020. Despite that, Chanyeol will still participate in EXO’s upcoming comeback, “Don’t Fight the Feeling.”
The company has already released teasers for the idol, which has led to backlash from domestic fans. They demand the company to remove Chanyeol’s parts from the music video.
Though Chanyeol participated in the making of “Don’t Fight the Feeling,” he will not participate in any promotional activity. The idol is currently serving his mandatory military service.
Why Do Fans Want Chanyeol to Withdraw From EXO
Back on Oct. 29, a netizen who claimed to be Chanyeol’s girlfriend for three years shared a lengthy post to an online community forum claiming that the idol cheated on her throughout their relationship. She claimed the male would cheat on her at night as she slept with mutual friends, female idols, flight attendants, and more.
(Photo : Chanyeol Instagram)
The netizen also claimed that another EXO member had tried to flirt with her since he did not know she was dating Chanyeol. The “SSFW” singer did not speak up when his fellow member flirted with her but allegedly cursed him out behind his back when the two were alone. She claims Chanyeol did not like this member.
The netizen claims to have called Chanyeol and confronted him about his cheating and that she has the call recorded. She states that Chanyeol initially acted clueless when confronted but was shocked when his ex-girlfriend named the names of the girls he had slept with.
(Photo : Chanyeol Instagram)
SM Entertainment released a statement on the matter at the time, saying they have no official position on the issue. However, on May 17, 2021, SM Entertainment announced that they would be taking legal action against those who have spread false rumors and malicious comments regarding the idol’s private life.
EXO Chanyeol’s Recent Activities
On Mar. 29, Chanyeol enlisted for his mandatory military service and is currently serving as an active-duty soldier. To protect their artist’s privacy, they did not disclose which division Chanyeol was assigned to. They also did not reveal which location the idol was enlisted in.
(Photo : EXO Twitter)
Chanyeol dropped the solo single “Tomorrow” through SM Station on Apr. 6. The song serves as his farewell gift to his fans as he embarks on his military journey. “Tomorrow” was written by Chanyeol and is described as a sentimental acoustic pop song.
In May. 2021, Chanyeol appeared in the musical film “The Box.” The movie is a jukebox musical film that contains several pop songs loved by people worldwide. “The Box” contains songs from Coldplay, Pharell Williams, and Billie Eilish.