After news of EXO Chen‘s marriage and soon-to-be born child, fans have showed different reactions to the news. While some were happy for him and supported the news, some felt betrayed by him. Fans began posting photos and evidence online revealing hints from the past that showed that Chen had been in a relationship all this time.
While fan accounts and sites began to shut down, EXO Chen merchandise also began appearing on used item sites and through social media. People reportedly quitting being fans of EXO were selling their goods for money online.
Below is a Korean online used item website. You can see that many different types of items are being sold and even being given away for free.
Posts on Twitter have also been selling merchandise.
엑소 포카 양도
리슨 lysn 포카 + 엽서 양도
수호 찬열 디오 카이 세훈 시우민 0.2
레이 첸 김종대 0.1
— 엑소포카양도 즉입 🤷🏻♂️본문 좀 읽어🤷🏻♂️ (@Baeku506do) January 15, 2020
엑소 포카 양도 첸 앨범 첸 포토카드
Please contact DM for the price of the rest of the goods +delivery fee 3500 won
If you buy a lot of things, I will give more goodies for you. sell exo photocards
exo goods Sell EXO photocard & goods
30000won Korea account korea address only pic.twitter.com/U4leo1iWmQ
— 거래계 (@L_12481248) January 14, 2020
엑소 포카 양도
sell exo photo card photocard
suho baekhyun chen chanyeol do d.o. kai sehun
korean address and account👌
x-exo obsession pic.twitter.com/AkUMdrdfKy
— 거래 (@hLz0PvDADY9OlSs) January 15, 2020
Some even held retweeting events to give away these items for free.
✨RT 추첨 나눔✨
백현 수호 세훈 스꾸 포카 나눔
나눔 시기가 애매하게 되었지만
이럴 때 일수록 엑소엘끼리 으쌰으쌰해요💖
우편비만 받고 나눔 합니다 ! 6분 뽑을게요ˊㅅˋ pic.twitter.com/Y23iVcG8Nm
— 큐엥🍓 (@Baekhuee) January 14, 2020
엑소 첸 종대 포카 양도합니다
드래곤볼 일괄로 가져가시면 5만원에
비공굿 많이 챙겨드릴께요 pic.twitter.com/kRDFW8AaMD
— loey92 (@loey_6121) January 13, 2020
People who saw these posts wondered who would buy these items and that they wouldn’t take it even if it was free.
EXO-L’s have joined together to try and stop negative and hurtful messages from being seen by starting a new hashtag #엑소는_엑소엘이_지켜 (EXO-L’s Will Protect EXO).
hey please change your twitter location to south korea and help us to trend #엑소는_엑소엘이_지켜 cuz 'chen leave' is trending at first place right now. koreans are writing passages and disgusting things demanding jd to leave the group and the boys and sm might see this..
— d with chen 🐥 (@bloomingnini) January 14, 2020
— Esraa (@Esraa90716948) January 14, 2020
— Vân Anh (@vanh0203) January 15, 2020
— Chen Union Malaysia (@chenunionMY) January 15, 2020
Many negative comments came from mostly Korean fans and foreign fans are working to change this in order to support the group.
— 봄들레🌼 (@imexotrashtbh) January 14, 2020
After news broke out about Chen, the hashtag #첸_퇴출 (Chen_Out) began trending in South Korea, causing controversy online among EXO fans.