EXO IS OT9.
Okay so as we all know by now Zhang Yixing is not a part of EXO’s 4th full album The War.
Whether it was a conflict of schedules or mismanagement, the sad reality is that an EXO member is fully excluded from the comeback. Moreover, the fans weren’t given a proper explanation about the status of the situation and were mostly kept in the dark about the extent of his participation without any clear statement from SM entertainment about whether or not he will be a part of the album.
EXO is a group of 9 members and the fans are here for the 9 members. If members are excluded from full comebacks like this, it isn’t a situation fair to anyone - neither the members nor the fans. Hence, we cannot allow this treatment of the current situation to be digested like this. Many fans are discontent and disappointed, and we need to express it openly even as we await the upcoming comeback.
In short, Yixing is an EXO member. He should be in an EXO album. He, or any other member, cannot be excluded from any future comebacks like this - with vague statements as an excuse. EXO is 9 members, and having a Full only 8 member album should not erase the group’s identity as 9.
Therefore, in order to show our support for OT9 and appreciation for EXO LAY and not forget his complete absence from the comeback, we are announcing a Twitter project.
On 17th July 11-12 AM KST, the night before the release of the official MV, we will trend the hashtags:
"#이씽도사랑해" (We love Yixing too)
Please take part in the project by tweeting the above hashtags and tagging the official @weareoneEXO account with it.
EXO is 9 and we are NOT leaving anyone out.
EDIT : Some of the people are misunderstanding the primary purpose of this project. (probably because of the strong wording of my original post).
Its a small meaningful project of support and nothing else.
1. Yixing is an EXO member that we still support and remember though he is not a part of this comeback.
2. We missed him in this comeback and felt his absence.
3. EXO is 9 members and we support all nine.
4. To cheer up and make yixing stans feel more included in the comeback.
5. This project is not = #noot9nocomeback or to cause fanwars.
This is not a petition, its just a twitter project to give an hour to Lay and the people who miss him..before exo comes out with a new album and enters a new era.
Small projects like these wont affect the comeback. Small projects like these don’t affect album sales, youtube views, album reviews, voting results, music show trophies, lay’s activities in china, THAAD, member’s popularities or daesangs. Small projects like these are to make people feel better. The hashtags are all about positivity and hence i request everyone to keep it positive and in control.
Also, I apologize for the unnecessary confusion the timing on the poster are causing to everyone. It is a one hour project- 17th July 11 pm kst to 18th July 12 am kst. Please be respectful and keep the hashtags positive and stick to the start and stop timing.
We chose this time since a lot of ppl will already be up at that time to possibly catch the full MV Teaser on July 18th 12 am Kst. We kept it short since by continuing it once the teaser drops we dont want to show disrespect towards the comeback (and it will be drowned in the hype anyways)
The official MV is on 6pm kst 18 July. So the twitter trends for the comeback will not be affected.