Remember that during SBS Gayo Daejun last year, EXO had to perform with a dark stage because … the cheerleading lights from the organizers did not work.
Recently, SBS Gayo Daejun 2018 has become the topic of K-POP fans because of the mess after the event has ended. Although there is no dispute about awards, the organization and consciousness of fandoms are becoming a big problem.
Recently, EXO-L is the fandom that has been criticized the most for violating the rules of bringing light sticks into the concert. Previously, SBS Gayo Daejun had banned fans from bringing their own light sticks to avoid repeating the “black sea silence” like Dream Concert 2008. However, when EXO performed, the entire venue of EXO-L glowing because all fans turned on light stick. Before this action of EXO-L, many other fandoms expressed their anger. Even Korean netizens use heavy words to criticize EXO-L.
However, it must be said again, it is not natural for EXO-L to break the rules of the organizers. Last year, SBS Gayo Daejun did not have the best support of EXO’s performance. When it was EXO’s turn to perform, the auditorium suddenly became dark because of the cheerleading lights that the organizers gave the fans had some troubles and turned off. As a result, EXO-L can only scream and shake with … balloons. EXO-L is given 1000 seats but divided into 2 different areas. EXO fans have kept up this story for a year and secretly brought light sticks together to avoid being treated unfairly like last year.