Update: Okay, so it turns out that the 200,000 fans leaving the fan cafe was just due to the fan cafe being inactive. It was an unofficial fan cafe that was actually made for someone else back in 2006, but was re-purposed for EXO in 2013. It was never used by EXO fans, so it was shut down. The 118,552 EXO fans belong to another, unofficial fan cafe called “weareoneexo”, and it has been around since EXO’s M1/M2 era. Sorry for worrying everyone! I’ll let KoreaBoo know as well.
Instiz’s charts show that the EXO fan cafe has lost 189,419 fans since news got out that Baekhyun has been dating SNSD’s Taeyeon.
Holy crap! We knew that a dating scandal would be bad for EXO, but we didn’t know that it’d be this bad.
EXO’s rank dropped from #3 all the way down to #9.
Thankfully, they still have 118,552 members left in their fan cafe.
The 3rd place position that EXO used to be in has now been taken over by BEAST.
We hope that the rest of the members in the fan cafe decide to stay.
Many fans are optimistic though amidst all of this. They say that this scandal will blow over and that fans will eventually return back to EXO.
Other idol groups had scandals just like EXO, and they’ve managed to recover and grow!
SHINee and Super Junior are great examples.
We hope that EXO is hanging in there, and that soon things will start looking up for them again.