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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Wednesday, January 2, 2019

SBS reports that EXO fans used illegal methods to vote for 'Golden Disc Awards'

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According to an SBS report, fans of EXO are under fire for using illegal voting methods. 

The 'Popularity Award' of the '33rd Golden Disc Awards' is solely decided on the number of votes. BTS was in the lead for the majority of the time but with only a few days left for the voting, EXO, who was behind in second place by thousands of votes, suddenly overcame BTS. Thousands of new IDs revealed to have been suddenly created in just a few hours for EXO votes. The fans would use stolen phone numbers and vote for EXO in the 'Golden Disc Awards' app.

As a result, EXO fans are accused of illegally creating IDs with these stolen phone numbers to increase votes. One of EXO's biggest fan club, EXO LAB with more than 170,000 followers, reportedly even encouraged others to use the illegal method to vote. 

A fan of another fandom criticized EXO-Ls, stating, "The 'Popularity Award,' which needs to be 100% fair, was processed in an unfair way."


On December 31, the voting for 'Popularity Award' drew to a close. BTS ultimately took first place with 42.20% of the votes. EXO followed in second with 42.04%.

EXO did not win the 'Popularity Award,' however, fans of other fandoms are demanding an investigation into the matter. One fan stated, "Aside from the voting results, it's clear that the voting process was not fair. In order to revive the trust, they must carry on an investigation and make sure such an incident doesn't happen again."


Meanwhile, the '33rd Golden Disc Awards' is scheduled to take place on January 5-6. 

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DetN154 pts Wednesday, January 2, 2019 4
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Normally, I'd be whatever. There's always going to that one fan that tries to cheat. But Exo Lab is a HUGE fanbase with over 170k followers. Having a tutorial to game the system should be criticized no matter who you support. Totally irresponsible.

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beeholt231 pts Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

as an exo-l, if these rumors are true, then this is soo embarrassing

what makes them think exo would want to win like that

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