Taeyeon shared a photo of herself at a musical called The Man Who Laughs on her Instagram account.
It appears that she had gone to see the musical in order to support her fellow SM artist, EXO‘s Suho, who was one of the main characters.
As soon as the post went live, netizens claiming to be EXO fans began attacking her for going to see a member of the group. Many of these malicious attackers are referring to her past relationship with Baekhyun, where she received backlash from EXO fans.
Some netizens have been feeling sorry for Taeyeon as she alone seemed to be receiving excessive criticism for the post. Not much was said when Baekhyun went to see Seohyun’s musical performance.
Moreover, a number of female celebrities also went to support Suho at his musical without facing backlash from netizens, including Jung Da Bin and Kim Hwan Hee.
After seeing what these alleged EXO fans have done to Taeyeon, a large group of EXO-Ls came to her defense and shamed those who criticized Taeyeon for her post.
EXO-Ls if y'all continue to leave bad comments on taeyeon's ig leave the fucking fandom grow up and then comeback or don't come back ever we don't need such immature fans in the fandom. Junmyeon would be so disappointed in y'all if he got to know
— SSFW (@EXOSlayMySoul) August 19, 2018
some of yall are so ugly i cant belive taeyeon is getting hate for supporting junmyeon. yall making this fandom look bad & making the boys look like they have the most immature little shits as fans. if you hate her, good for u, but stop leaving your ugly trail of comments on ig pic.twitter.com/VQuOAKMvZO
— ⁶¹ (@ultchanyeolpark) August 19, 2018