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EXO fans are angry at IOI's Pinky after 'Show Champion'

By alice101   Thursday, October 27, 2016   438,297   22,519   0



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IOI member, Pinky, is receiving backlash from some EXO fans over what she said during the group's 1st place win on the October 26 edition of 'Show Champion'.

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During the girls emotional moment of winning their first No.1 award as an entire member group, the IOI members thanked and shouted out to their fans with various words of gratitude. Netizens noticed that in the midst of a bit of chaos, Pinky's voice can be heard shouting, "IOI, Let's Love! (IOI, sa-rang-ha-ja!)" Some EXO fans in Korea are upset that she is using the famous EXO chant, "EXO, Let's Love! (EXO, sa-rang-ha-ja!)," which the group has been using since their debut. 

On a popular online community board, the poster wrote that Pinky seemed too overwhelmed with emotion, and impulsively used the phrase without thinking. Some replies criticized the poster and EXO-L, calling them too sensitive, and saying that they do not own the phrase. After a while, the most voted up comment became the following: 

" fandom culture, it's common knowledge to not use other fandom's things. EXO uses the chant in public performances and on air when they receive awards before they get on stage. This isn't just us. Other fandoms have fought because of something like this. Isn't it expected that we will be angry about this? Is it right for a singer to use another group's chant?" 

Many fans are tweeting their thoughts with #EXO_letslove and expressing their desire to protect the phrase. One tweet says, "Please do not copy the chant...It means a lot to EXO and EXO-L's." Some are demanding an apology from IOI and their fans. The tweet below says, "I didn't know IOI fandom would still not apologize...It's so pathetic that they don't know right from wrong." 

What do you think? Do you think IOI fans should apologize for calling EXO-L's too sensitive after they became angry over Pinky's usage of the EXO chant? 

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Suhos_Forehead Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ok take this from an exo-l, this is fucking ridiculous. I get what it means to our fandom but you guys are overreacting over this shit. It's like 4 fucking syllables and if she or anyone else uses it once it isn't the end of the world. You guys are acting like immature 7 year olds over something so small. You even did the same thing when jungkook used it once and accused him of thievery. And idk if this is true bc I'm not korean but I've heard that exo didn't actually invent the phrase. But even if they did it doesnt mean someone else using it is gonna end exo's fucking career and exo doesn't have a copyright on it or anything so it's not an issue. I swear exo-ls are so fucking extra at times it's not even funny. They're going around acting like someone took away their family's fortune or something. This is one of the main reasons I'm scared about jungkook and jhope doing their microwave dance because if they do they're gonna get hate for "copying exo" even if they did it before them.

BBVIPsarang Saturday, November 19, 2016

LOL EXO-L's are furious over nothing..brainless bitch

chenlele Wednesday, November 16, 2016

then does it mean using "saranghaja" wherever and whenever i want is wrong?

MitchTatsuoka Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Are you kidding me?!

aliceinthehat Monday, November 14, 2016 are crazy for real. She just shouted what cae to her mind. DOn't think you own that phrase for god's sake.

BOTSEXBTSEXO (Banned) Sunday, November 13, 2016

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MusicMuseRin Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I didn't generalize the whole wasn't they it was one and she was using it out of joy..she wasn't greeting anyone with it. Have a great day

exosehuni Wednesday, November 2, 2016

but non fans don't know "Let's Love" is the most meaningful chant to exo and exo-l !!! Just don't use it then everybody can be happy.

Lady_Searrs exosehuni Saturday, November 5, 2016

The right words came from you. Non fans don't know about the phrase or its relation to you and your group. So why attack someone innocent?

Minstal9194 exosehuni Saturday, November 12, 2016

We get it that u don't like how she used the word that u guys don't even f*cking own so stop replying to other people's comment about how "u love ioi but they shouldn't use the word" because we could all say to that ur not a real fan as u don't understand that she just said it out of excitement. So shup the hell up and don't even say that ur a ioi fan because ur really not.

Minstal9194 exosehuni Saturday, November 12, 2016

And also Pinky is a Exo fan and an IOI fan would know this because a true ioi fan watches their variety show and in that variety show, her and the other ioi members even the ibi members was being a fangirl when they were watching exo on tv when they had a comeback.

ilikeJB Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Dear K Exo L, more than anything, this actually proves that Pinky is also an Exo L.

exosehuni ilikeJB Friday, November 4, 2016

No. she is not.

ilikeJB exosehuni Friday, November 4, 2016

So you say.

exosehuni ilikeJB Friday, November 4, 2016

I love ioi but they really shouldn't use saranghaja word. you know its really meaningful word to us.

ilikeJB exosehuni Friday, November 4, 2016

So you say.

ilikeJB exosehuni Friday, November 4, 2016

BTW, "Saranghaja" is actually a word that high school students says a lot back in the 2000's, which is why Suho used it, he was from that generation. So how is it that now only ExoL has the right to say it???

Suhos_Forehead exosehuni Sunday, March 12, 2017

You know im an exo-l too but her using the phrase isnt the fucking holocaust or something. Seriously I used to wonder why people disliked our fandom but now I cant even blame them.

Lady_Searrs Monday, October 31, 2016

Give us a proof that Exo "LEGALLY" owns that saranghaja phrase and I'll kiss every Exo-L's (that says Pinky is wrong) ass.

exosehuni Lady_Searrs Friday, November 4, 2016

I love ioi but they really shouldn't use saranghaja word. you know its really meaningful word to us. and Don't generalize whole fandom. Thank u.

Lady_Searrs exosehuni Saturday, November 5, 2016

First of all, I didn'generalize the fandom (if you've just read my comment). Next, Pinky said it out of joy and NOT as an INTRODUCTION nor FAREWELL GREETING. If the whole group said it, as you assumed they did but didn't (See there, you said, "but THEY really shouldn't use.."), then they were wrong. Lastly, we understand it's meaningful to you but we're not informed that you own the phrase. I hope next time you release copies of words owned by your group and your fandom so we won't have misunderstandings and problems here. Thank you too and have a good day! :)

Lady_Searrs Saturday, November 5, 2016


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