After breaking news of EXO Chen‘s marriage and soon-to-be born child, fans have showed different reactions to the news. While some were happy for him and supported the news, some felt betrayed by him. Fans began posting photos and evidence online revealing hints from the past that showed that Chen had been in a relationship all this time.
Fans who ran fan accounts and sites for Chen began to close down online rapidly as well. While some understood their decision to close down, others felt that it was unnecessary and that a true fan would’ve continued to support Chen in whatever decisions he makes.
Here are some of the many fan sites closing statements.
“Close. I wanted to believe it was forever, but of course nothing lasts forever. I guess it was only me that was trying to hold together the pieces since last year. Thanks for at least letting us know now. Thanks for everyone’s support.”
영원이라고 믿고 싶었는데, 역시 영원한 건 없더라.
작년부터 어긋난 조각은 붙잡고 있던건 역시 나 혼자였어.
지금이라도 알려줘서 고마워
— 모닝스타 (@exomorningstar) January 13, 2020
“Close. I thought that all my time and efforts would never be thought of as wasted. Even after a long time I thought I would think the same thing but I now I truly regret all my time and efforts. Thanks to everyone who supported me all this time. Hope everyone else has a happy time with their fandom.”
그간 시간과 돈은 절대 아깝지 않다고 생각했는데, 시간이 아주 많이 흘러도 절대 후회하지 않을꺼라고 생각했는데 지금은 너무 아깝고 후회스럽네요
그동안 한낱 팬인 저를 좋아해주신 분들 정말 감사합니다. 꼭 행복한 덕질 하세요
— 열매달 스물하루 (@chensday921) January 13, 2020
“Even though I wasn’t able to take many photos of him with my camera because it was a struggle to just get by in life, I can confidently say that I supported and loved Jongdae more than most fans did. I hope everyone stays healthy and happy.”
현생에 치여 카메라에 많이 못담었음에도 불구하고 종대의 대한 애정은 누구보다 뒤처지지 않고 열심히 좋아하고 응원했습니다.
여러분 건강하고 행복하세요.
— 종대의 온도 (@JD_921C) January 13, 2020
“Thank you everyone for your support. I know I wasn’t very active these past few years and I’m sorry to come on here to say goodbye. Thanks for liking me even though I am just a normal person. I pray for everyone’s happiness. For those that wish to continue supporting Chen, I understand and respect your decision. Just be happy.”
몇년간 제대로 활동도 못했는데 이렇게 인사 드리게 되어서 죄송합니다.
별거 아닌 저 좋아해주신 분들 감사드리고 다들 각자의 행복을 빕니다. 저는 여기서 멈추지만 앞으로 계속 나아가실 분들, 모두 다 존중합니다. 행복만 하세요.
— 포커스첸 (@focus_chen) January 13, 2020
“All the moments since 2013 until now can be seen a short time or a long time, but I truly had a great time and all the love was real. I am a bit shocked because I never thought this would end. I’m sad that this ends with an apology. Thanks for all the support.”
길다면 길수있고 짧다면 짧을 수있는 시간동안
쏟고 또 받았던 애정은 진심이었고
한번도 생각못했던 끝이라 혼란스럽고
미안하다는 한마디가 아쉽네요.
— sᴡᴇᴇᴛɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ스윗낫띵 (@sweetnothing921) January 13, 2020
“Hoping that my true feelings reached Jongdae. Thanks for everything.”
종대에게 나의 진심이 닿았기를
— CHENNYCAM (@CHENNY_CAM) January 13, 2020
“Thank you for all your support thus far.”
— 오늘도, 너에게 (@FORYOU_92_) January 13, 2020
“It wasn’t a long time and I didn’t do anything particularly special, but I think I did my best during that time. I don’t think I can just let everything go and continue to support you. I think your dreams and our dreams were different. I will go to my future.
대단하게 긴 시간도 아니고, 유별나게 무언갈 한것도 아니지만 그 시간동안 너에게 최선을 다했다고 생각해. 마음놓고 너를 응원할 자신도 없고 아직은 원망이 가득해 포용할 그릇이 안되는 것 같다. 네가 꿈꾸는 미래와 우리가 꾸는 미래가 달랐던 것 같아. 난 내 미래를 갈게.
— 어느, 행성 (@_whichplanet) January 13, 2020
2015.07.26 ~ 2020.01.13
— 미스티문 (@misty_moon408) January 13, 2020
“I didn’t know you for a long time and didn’t see you often but I always had a special place in my heart for you. I will now be sending that special place far away. Although I will continue to support you, it will be hard for me to congratulate you. Thanks to everyone who liked my photos and I hope everyone is happy.”
자주 담지도, 길게 담지도 않았지만
마음 속으로는 누구보다도 자주, 그리고 길게
담아왔던 너를 저기 먼 곳에 담으려 해
앞으로 너의 모든 날을 응원하지만
축하는 힘들어 꾹꾹 눌러내는 이 마음만
고이 두고 떠날게
행복하시고, 부족했던 저의 사진을 좋아해주셨던 분들 정말 감사했습니다.
— 조디악 ZODIAC (@zodiachen921) January 13, 2020
“For those that have supported me since I took photos of all the members, you will know that I stood by them for a long time. I supported one member in particular for a long time.”
제가 모든 멤버를 카메라에 담아오던 계정부터 함께 와주신 분들이라면 아시겠지만 길다면 길고 짧다면 짧은기간 많은 순간을 같은 공간에서 바라보며 담아왔습니다.
그 긴 시간을 한 멤버에게 초점을 더 많이 맞춰왔고 응원했습니다.
— CHENTORI첸토리 (@CHENTORI_21) January 13, 2020
“It’s only been a bit over a year since I started this account but thank you to everyone that supported me.”
이제 1년 넘 짓 이어온 계정이었지만
그 동안 진심으로 감사했습니다.
— JDear. (@JDear_chen21) January 13, 2020
Thank you for 8 years truly delicated you.
— 메이저 인 시이♪ (@majorinchen) January 13, 2020
“REST. There’s too much on my mind so I’m not sure if I will ever return but thank you to everyone who liked my pictures.”
생각이 많아져 다시 돌아올 수 있을지 모르겠지만,
종대의 사진을 좋아해 주셔서 감사했습니다.
— [REST]설레네 (@SEOLLENE) January 13, 2020
“It’s been eight years since I’ve been your fan. I remember you telling me not to like you. Should I have stopped everything then? You were such a larger than life person to me and my one ray of hope. I guess I’m too close-minded to congratulate you. However, you were special to me and I supported you with all my heart. Goodbye.”
너를 응원한지 어언 8년 너가 나한테 그랬지? 자기 좋아하지 말라고 그때 그만둬야 했을까
너는 내가 담기엔 너무나 큰사람이였고, 한줄기의 빛이자 희망이였어
내 그릇이 작아 너에게 축복한다, 응원한다고는 말 못해
그치만 나에게 너무 소중한 사람이였고 진심으로 응원했어
— 𝟵.𝟮𝟭°𝗖 (@_921C) January 13, 2020
Here is a list of many more fan sites that are closing down.
15 fansites closed so far
— ⁹⁴ ⁰⁴ (@GucciGang_EXO) January 13, 2020
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think this is what true fans would do?