My theory/view on Oh Sehun
Sehun was scouted at a very young age. He was still a child and he had to be away from his family for long periods of time to train. Now remember he was a child when he was training and even when he debuted so in my opinion and view; he gave his members family roles. Also as people may have noticed, Sehun is and has always been close to China Line. So I think some of the most important family roles were given to each Chinese member.
First of all Kris. Kris was like a father figure to him or you could say a mature older brother with an age gap. Kris and Sehun were pretty close. So when he left it affected him in a large way. Yes other members were affected by this too since it was sudden and a shock to everyone to be honest. But to Sehun it was like losing a piece of his family.
Secondly, Luhan. Now Luhan is a complicated one. As much as I ship HunHan, I’m not delusional and I’m only stating my opinion. This is quite a big chunk so hold on to your balls kids.
Me and my friend Maddy were talking about EXO and their possible sexualities. We feel like Sehun may possibly be either gay or bisexual. And this isn’t because we ship him with Luhan, it’s because of the way he acts around members and how he especially acted around (ofc) Luhan himself. Now we also talked about Luhan and we think he’s straight. Taking into evidence everything he’s done and said; he pretty much seems straight tbh as much as I want him to be a smol twink.
As much as people don’t like to take it into acknowledgement, Luhan made a statement a while ago about not wanting to play homosexual roles because he wouldn’t feel comfortable? Don’t quote me on that but it was something along those lines. Now at first I thought it was because I thought maybe he was gay and didn’t want to be outed. But then I noticed his behavior in the past with other members and with getting touchy feely with them. He seemed slightly uncomfortable with it all and skinship in general. He laughed and joked around because in actuality he’s probably quite comfortable with his sexuality.
When it came to Sehun though, he seemed more open to contact. Why? Well why I think he seemed to get along better with Sehun more than others was that fact they met when Sehun was still a child.
As I mentioned before, Sehun in theory gave China Line family roles. But I feel like because Luhan was the first person he ever possibly opened up to and got extremely close to, he may not have been given a primary family role but rather the role of “the crush” or “the lover”. Once again as Sehun was quite young when the two met; Luhan could have well been Sehun’s “first love” or “first crush”. I mean you don’t need to fall in love to realise you’re not exactly straight. But anyway..
Luhan is supposedly straight but he’s also really fucking nice. So as sehun is the youngest, everyone naturally spoiled him. But Luhan I guess kind of did it a little more? Because of the closeness of the two. “Bubble tea? Luhan hyung.” “Movie? Luhan hyung” etc.
So because of this affection and behavior, Sehun may have quite easily “fallen” for Luhan. Luhan on the other hand, only treated him this way because he was the maknae and considered a smol baby that needs love and protection. (which he is lmao)
But then I remembered, didn’t Luhan grow up with LGBT friends?? So he can’t possibly be homophobic right? And also all those ‘caught by the camera’ hunhan moments. It might not exactly have been romantic skin contact but it was still contact. Now Luhan as I mentioned before, seemed a little uncomfortable when getting involved in skinship with members. But the only time I could see that was when he was on camera. He tends to be like this on camera but a lot more close and touchy feely when he doesn’t think a camera is on him. That’s where the HunHan moments happened and that’s where I considered Luhan being bisexual. But aside from that discovery, I still feel that Luhan didn’t see Sehun in “that” way.
Those forms of contact could have easily been platonic. But Sehun, I felt took the romanticism out of those moments for himself and started feeling something other than platonic towards Luhan.
In other words, all HunHan theories aside (I could write a whole other post about those); Luhan meant a hell of a lot to him. So when he left, it affected him. BIG TIME.
So much so, I think he may have developed some kind of depression. After the leave of Luhan, Sehun seemed a lot more reserved and quiet. He built a kind of wall to protect himself. And it took him a while to come out from that a little.
Luhan may have possibly been Sehun’s love interest but I don’t think it was mutual.
And now this is where Tao comes in.
Now Tao was practically Sehun’s best friend/brother in his family roles. After the loss of two members that both were quite close to, they were attached by the hip and they were practically twins. They were both hurt and sought comfort in each other. They even bought a fucking car together so you can see how close they were. So far he had lost a father figure/older brother and a “love” that meant a lot to him. So when Tao left, that’s when the walls really went up. And these walls must have been 10x thicker than the ones he put up after Luhan because Sehun hardly smiled anymore. He had now also lost his best friend/brother. And he keeps losing people he gets closest to. If I was him, I’d do the same. Constantly losing the people that I got ridiculously close to would make me build my walls so high, I don’t know if I’d be able to trust anyone anymore. And that may most likely be the case for Sehun. And this is exactly why he needs someone more than ever to tell him that he is loved. To tell him he is worth more than the people around him. But I think EXO losing members has made EXO as well as the fans a lot stronger and a lot more closer than before. I’ve noticed EXO are a lot closer than they used to be. So maybe Sehun does have someone he can talk to. I’ve noticed he talks a lot more to Kyungsoo and Yixing too. Kyungsoo has taken on the role of older brother because of his maturity and mannerisms and Yixing is also an older brother and friend.
But i still feel like he needs someone in his life to make him feel loved. Of all the shit he’s been through, he doesn’t deserve anything other than love and support. He especially doesn’t deserve hateful comments and tags telling him he’s worthless and unwanted. As much as people think idols don’t see these things, they do. Their social media works exactly the same as yours does. Every time someone comments or tags them, it comes up in their notifications. Just. Like. It. Does. On. Yours.
Please keep that in mind before commenting/tagging any of the idols in ridiculous and mean stuff.
In Sehun’s case in particular, he definitely checks his notifications. I remember a while back he was talking to the fans and people started going ballistic over it and he apologized and said he wouldn’t do it again. My smol bean:(
but seriously don’t be calling him useless and talent-less and all that bullshit because you don’t know how much hard work and dedication goes into being an idol. He’s not just a visual. He works hard to be where he is. So much work is put in behind the scenes for the 5 min performances we all see. Appreciate what you have. And remember, please remember. THEY’RE HUMANS TOO!
I also have the feeling that because ¾ of China Line have left, Sehun may have at one point went to Yixing crying and begging him not to leave, while Yixing constantly tells him he won’t while comforting him and thinking of that makes me cry.
So I’m going to end this here, thank you so much for reading :)
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