EXO fans and fan sites are joining forces to push out what they call the “XOXO Movement”. The movement was started by IHaveAThingForEXO and it’s encouraging all of EXO’s fans to slowly, but surely put an end to this sasaeng nonsense that has been plaguing SM Entertainment’s favorite rookies.
If you’re not familiar with the sasaeng’s and their effect on EXO, you can check out this post here. The sasaeng issue has gotten so out of hand that it’s starting to become harmful to the members’ mental health, especially D.O’s.
The XOXO Movement encourages EXO fans to stop spreading around sasaeng-like photos. That means fans shouldn’t repost, retweet, or share any photos of the EXO members when they’re in front of the SM Entertainment building, when they’re going to take a shower at a hotel, when they’re eating out at restaurants, or basically when they’re not at any official event.
There is some debate about whether or not fans can take pictures of the EXO members at airports, because as we know, many other groups get their pictures taken at airports (that’s why we have those “rate this person’s airport fashion” topics), so that’s all still up in the air. But it’d be awesome if fans would stop ambushing and shoving the EXO members when they arrive/depart from the airport.
The XOXO Movement encourages fans to only take pictures of the EXO members when they’re at a concert, a fansign event, broadcast events, an interview, or any other official event. The XOXO Movement also discourages the spreading of rumors, drama, and any sort of negativity regarding the members or their fans. Rumors, especially, spread like wildfire and some of the more gullible folk are quick to believe them.
I think the XOXO Movement is a great idea, and with the positive response that it has been receiving, who knows, maybe it’ll help clean up EXO’s sasaeng problem, if not reduce it to a minimum. No matter how popular EXO is, they still deserve peace and privacy just like normal people.