EXO‘s Sehun and Chanyeol are being criticized for “making” fans buy them Rolex watches that cost in excess of $20,000. How? By following and liking certain pictures and accounts from Instagram as hints.
“Last year and February this year he liked pictures of Rolex watches on Instagram so fans bought a 23 million won Rolex on his birthday. While other idols are careful about mentioning things because they don’t want their fans to buy it for them, kids like him are publicly liking things on a public Instagram account..
Fine, he has every right to like what he wants but why would he go and like another picture after receiving a fan gift? Is he saying ‘Hey, buy me this too’? ㅋㅋㅋ Is he immature or just thoughtless…”
…fans start birthday campaign…
…Sehun gets what he wants.
Then Chanyeol is like “wait a fucking minute” and gets in on the action.
The best part about EXO is that they seem to low-key resent their crazy fanbase as much as everybody else does, and they must have figured, “Well, might as well get something for all the sasaeng bullshit.”
To an extent, I get why people are complaining about this stuff. Nobody is forcing fans to do this, but the idols know damn well that crazy teens will do whatever it takes because they’re delusional. But then I remembered that’s essentially the whole pop business model to begin with, so if the fans are dumb/dedicated enough to gift them cars and shit, so be it.