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Fans claimed that on October 5, all of EXO were scheduled to return to Korea after successfully wrapping up their concert in Japan. However, when the rest of EXO returned from a safe flight as expected, D.O. was not seen with them.
According to comments on online communities, when idols stay behind after schedules overseas, it usually means that the idol is dating, or there's a conflict within the group. Currently, D.O. has no immediate schedules for the first half of October, as fans confirmed via the group's schedule calendar.
Back in September, rumors of D.O. leaving EXO also arose after he missed out on a group 'Sketchers' CF schedule without any official notice, in addition to skipping out on the Hawaii workshop. Domestic fans claim that D.O. is "busy going out for drinks with his actor connections and considers his acting career his 1st priority."
Some are also comparing D.O.'s situation to that of former Super Junior member Kibum, who was technically a part of Super Junior for a long time but never participated in any of the group's official schedules. Other comments included, "This is why acting disease is scary.. With D.O.'s visuals and his physical, if it weren't for EXO, his acting wouldn't be worth anything but he's gotten so full of it after a few roles and thinks he's Choi Min Sik.", "He already seemed like he didn't want to be an idol anymore. He said in an interview that he didn't want to get skin care like idols. He has acting disease so he thinks being an idol isn't worth it.", "He didn't go to Hawaii because he was out drinking with his acting connections. He must be looking for a new company through all his connections.", and more.
What do you think of the situation?