One of the biggest stories in the K-POP world is the revelation of the relationship between SM label mates Taeyeon (SNSD) and Baekhyun (EXO). Apparently, Taeyeon provided support to Baekhyun during the period of Kris’ departure from the group and from this their relationship grew. They have been officially dating for four months.
Personally, I am not surprised. Although I did not expect the idols to be dating each other, I did suspect that they were both in relationships, especially with the fact that several other SNSD members confessed to be in relationships earlier in the year. It does not bother me and it should not. It is not my business in the first place. It is their private lives and we should not be meddling around or be bothered about their personal decisions. Yet, fans worldwide are spewing hate comments to Taeyeon on her Instagram making her change her account to private; and thousands of fans left the EXO fandom. Some fans even took drastic measures and cut themselves and posting pictures of their bloody arms online.
This is just ridiculous and immature. Idols are human beings and have the right to privacy and can make their own personal decisions. What they do in their personal lives have no concerns, to me, you or any other fans and we should not be punishing them with guilt and hateful comments for finding happiness. When fans behave like this, I feel very upset and embarrassed.
As a real fan I wish them good luck in their relationship and I hope that they stay strong through all these tribulations.