I’m so confused. I’m new to the fandom and I know there were initially 12 and I’ve been under the impression that there are 9 now but the eve only have 8? How many members are there currently?
Ayyy welcome to the fandom! EXO is a 9 member group! I can see why you’re confused; their only remaining chinese member Yixing (his stage name is Lay tho) was not part of their latest album or any recent activity. Some say this is due to conflicting schedules (he has a lot of solo activities in China) or mismanagement, but it is most likely due to political tensions between China and Korea (mostly because of THAAD), which had China boycott korean products and such. Yixing is kind of caught in the middle of this, because even acknowledging EXO, a korean group, makes him a target of criticism from the chinese side, but not doing so brings him criticism from a lot of (fake ass) EXO-L for “ignoring his responsibilities” or something. My boy still did mention EXO here and there as best as he could though! A real MVP. But it seems that China and Korea are finally ready to move on from this feud and that’s how we got this lovely pic of CBX and Yixing together. I really hope that they can start promoting as a 9 member group again, but this will probably take some time. So we’ll have to be patient and support our boy while he is doing his thing.
I hope this cleared things up a little!