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‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Ten Asia Top Ten November Results Were Revealed— What Happened?

The phrase “EXO IS NINE” is currently trending on Twitter. This came after the Ten Asia Top Ten for November 2022 was revealed. Read on to learn the cause.

‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Ten Asia Top Ten November 2022 Results Were Revealed- What Happened?

On Nov. 24, media outlet Ten Asia issued its monthly chart, “ARTIST TOP TEN,” for November 2022. The candidate criteria is split into three categories: K-pop Boy Brand Award, K-pop Girl Brand Award, and Hot Genre Brand Award.

Apart from releasing the final results on its website, Ten Asia also revealed them on its official Twitter account on the same day.

Ten Asia Top 10 November

(Photo : Ten Asia)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Ten Asia Top Ten November Results Were Revealed— What Happened?

In the K-pop Boy Brand Award category, the male artist who took the top spot is the nine-member global boy group EXO. According to the chart, they earned a total of 9,620 points, making them the only candidate to surpass 9,000 points.

Next is soloist Kang Daniel at No. 2 with 8,925 points, followed by SEVENTEEN at No. 3 with 8,840 points, Stray Kids at No. 4 with 8,340 points, and ASTRO at No. 5 with 8,165 points. ENHYPEN took No. 6 with 7,720 points, while ATEEZ is at No. 7 with 7,395 points, BTS at No. 8 with 7,200 points, MONSTA X at No. 9 with 6,530 points, and NCT Dream at No. 10 with 6,420 points.

EXO OT9

(Photo : Twitter: @fujidafau)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Ten Asia Top Ten November Results Were Revealed— What Happened?

However, following the announcement of the Ten Asia Top Ten male K-pop artists this November 2022, Eris (or EXO-L) became furious despite EXO being atop the rankings. The reason is that the media outlet used an edited photo (see image below) of the boy group in their Twitter post.

EXO Ten Asia

(Photo : Twitter: @tenasia_)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Ten Asia Top Ten November Results Were Revealed— What Happened?

In particular, the image of EXO that was used only features six members- D.O, Kai, Suho, Xiumin, Baekhyun, and Sehun. This made fans disappointed since the group is composed of nine members including Chen, Chanyeol, and Lay.

In the comments section, Eris shared the original photo (see picture below) that included Chanyeol and Chen. It can be seen that Chen was actually standing in the middle while Chanyeol is next to D.O.

EXO OT9

(Photo : Twitter: @fujidafau)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Ten Asia Top Ten November Results Were Revealed— What Happened?

Fans are questioning the media outlet for choosing the edited picture even if there are lots of EXO OT9 pictures on the internet. They are claiming that it’s “disrespectful” and “unprofessional” to pick the six-member image.

As a result, fans are asking Ten Asia to delete the tweet and repost the announcement with the original photo of EXO. They also started trending the phrase “EXO IS NINE” to let everyone remember that the group has nine members.

As of this writing, the Twitter post is still up and the media outlet has not released a statement to address the matter.

What can you say about the situation? Let us know in the comment box below!

EXO to Participate in SMTOWN’s 2022 Winter Project “SMCU PALACE”

In other news, EXO was announced as one of the SM Entertainment artists who will take part in SMTOWN’s 2022 winter project called “SMCU PALACE.” Not much detail was revealed regarding the new project, but it will be on Dec. 26.

SMCU PALACE

(Photo : Facebook: EXO)
‘EXO IS NINE’ Trends After Ten Asia Top Ten November Results Were Revealed— What Happened?

The other SM artists who will be involved in the agency-wide project are Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation, SHINee, Red Velvet, NCT, NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV, and aespa.

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Written by Maria Scott

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