The recent talk between both fandoms centered around the notion that BTS's "Dead Leaves" from 'HwaYangYeonHwa Pt. 2' and EXO's "They Never Know" from 'EX'ACT' sounded very similar.
But rather than adding fuel to the fire, many Korean ARMY and EXO-L have come to terms by pointing out that both EXO and BTS simply sampled a song called "Deadroses" by American artist Blackbear.
One fan took to an online community to write, "They just sampled this song. ARMY and EXO-L have already accepted it as fact, so I have no idea why fans from 3rd parties are bringing up plagiarism talk all late and wrong kekekeke."
Other ARMY and EXO-L simply cheered each other on. One ARMY commented, "I don't really think of 'Dead Leaves' at all. My EXO-L friend and I sing along to EXO songs together at school all the time. And we have fun singing to 'Fire' too", while one EXO-L wrote, "I thought we'd be fighting like crazy by now but ARMY are covering for us... Thanks, and sorry about the time some small part of EXO-L tried to call you out for plagiarism... Thanks for listening to EXO's songs".
Very respectful and mature of both ARMY and EXO-L to put the matter to rest positively!