The issue arose from the photo below which was taken from an EXO fansite. Although the person who took the picture didn't know it, when a netizen saw the photo, she claimed the photo captured D.O.'s hand holding a small shopping bag, and inside the bag is a pack of cigarettes.
D.O. holding the shopping bag
Zoomed inside the shopping bag.
The netizen showed concern, stating, "He's an adult so it doesn't matter if he smokes or not but doesn't he sing well? What if his throat goes out.."
Netizen claims it is Raison French Black cigarettes.
A few netizens expressed shock, commenting, "Hul daebak... He has such a clean image. I thought Sehun or Kai would be smokers but not D.O.."
To this, fans claimed that D.O. had to have cigarettes for his role in new movie 'Room 7', where he's required to smoke and curse.
Meanwhile, many reacted coolly, stating, "He's an adult. He can smoke, who cares? Do you know how old Kyungsoo is? lol And what do you mean he needs to take care of his throat. Sung Si Kyung even smokes", "He's not underage. He's an adult so he can smoke, right? I don't see why fans try to defend him on this", "Kyungsoo will take good care of himself even if he smokes."