EXO-Ls around the world were furious when fans mobbed EXO‘s Sehun and Chanyeol as they arrived in Vietnam.
The two were greeted with an orderly welcome upon arrival at the airport. They reportedly could have gone through the VIP exit but refused in order to greet EXO-Ls.
So Chanyeol and Sehun could’ve picked another exit , but since there were lots of fans waiting for them, they still took the regular route ㅠㅠ
what happened earlier could’ve been avoided but they still did it for their fans ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ we don’t deserve them
— ℓoey찬 (@kpoplover727) January 10, 2020
Sasaeng fans who began touching and shoving them, however, began the riot.
To make a bad situation worse, Chanyeol’s passport information was leaked for the entire internet to see.
The source was an immigration officer who had close contact with the idols. She took the passport and uploaded a picture of it on her group chat, spreading the information to the public.
Footage of Chanyeol looking visibly upset as he searched for his passport circulated online.
Omg.. this moment when chanyeol looking for his passport! And that moment when staff airport take a pict of their passport! Omg! Please @SMTOWNGLOBAL protect their privacy information!!!!🙏🏻😭#VietnameseEXOLapologizetoEXOSC #VIETNAMEXOLPLEASEAPOLOGIZETOCHANYEOLANDSEHUN https://t.co/jW2h3hVs2m
— rdannisaw (@bbaekhyune_xo) January 10, 2020
EXO-Ls were outraged at the staff’s actions.
Sehun and Chanyeol get mobbed at the VIETNAM Airport, and now the immigration staff (said to be an exo fan) leaked their passport illegally.
FIRST ARE YOU EVEN A FAN?
SECOND THAT IS SO INAPPROPRIATE, YOU SHOULD GET FIRED AND GO TO JAIL! 🤬🤬 pic.twitter.com/Bw3wWmyuMd
— tish☀️ (@marrymeyifan) January 11, 2020
all chanyeol and sehun wanna do is to have fun with yall at the event tomorrow. so what's the point of mobbing them at the airport??????? and touching them without their consent?????????? heck someone even snapped their passport. fucking psychos.
— exo's #1 hypeman (@wondeukist) January 10, 2020
They said that such an important document should be treated with utmost privacy.
Stop sharing an idol passport I hope you cooperate in any idol, you should stop sharing it! Some of them constitute a violation of the privacy of their personal rights. The life of Idol is a public person, but some of the idol information is privacy🙏🏻#EXO_SC pic.twitter.com/FGCt1NHedC
— 💜รักอี้ชิงและเอกโสมากเลยค้าบ💜 (@Mxxktm) January 10, 2020
Fans also brought up how security was allegedly not trained to protect the idols.
THE WORST! THIS IS THE WORST! PLEASE CHANYEOL SEHUN GO BACK TO KOREA ASAP. WTF ARE THEY THINKING ABOUT?!?!??!???!!! I NEED SLEEP, BUT I'M SO WORRIES ABOUT THEM. #VIETNAMEXOLApologizetoSeChan#APOLOGIZETOCHANYEOLANDSEHUN#apologizetosechan#SEHUN#CHANYEOL pic.twitter.com/FGtBKdEwhB
— 박찬열 사랑해용 (@pheonlights) January 10, 2020
EXO-Ls are hoping that SM Entertainment will take measures to further ensure the safety of their artists.
With all the respect, I ask that you look after your artist more because Chanyeol and Sehun can see get physical violence at Vietnam Airport, someone touches, places to stay are scattered and the distribution of Passport. Save Them! pic.twitter.com/qMSa1cczGK
— ner. (@xunqihune) January 10, 2020