Chen from Exo has been criticised by K-pop fans for getting married and hinting his wife was expecting a baby. Fans see such behaviour as an unforgiveable expression of individuality – and a betrayal. Photo: Handout Chen from Exo has been criticised by K-pop fans for getting married and hinting his wife was expecting a baby. Fans see such behaviour as an unforgiveable expression of individuality – and a betrayal. Photo: Handout
Chen from Exo has been criticised by K-pop fans for getting married and hinting his wife was expecting a baby. Fans see such behaviour as an unforgiveable expression of individuality – and a betrayal. Photo: Handout

No wonder K-pop fans troll their favourite stars for marrying – to them, they are virtual boyfriends and girlfriends

  • K-pop stars are marketed as products, part of a fantasy package, so fans punish them for unexpected acts or for putting themselves above their band mates
  • Chen from Exo is the latest to feel fans’ wrath for marrying, after Super Junior’s Sungmin and singer Sunye, formerly of Wonder Girls – an act seen as betrayal

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
Chen from Exo has been criticised by K-pop fans for getting married and hinting his wife was expecting a baby. Fans see such behaviour as an unforgiveable expression of individuality – and a betrayal. Photo: Handout Chen from Exo has been criticised by K-pop fans for getting married and hinting his wife was expecting a baby. Fans see such behaviour as an unforgiveable expression of individuality – and a betrayal. Photo: Handout
Chen from Exo has been criticised by K-pop fans for getting married and hinting his wife was expecting a baby. Fans see such behaviour as an unforgiveable expression of individuality – and a betrayal. Photo: Handout
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