Shortly after the 2019 Golden Disc Awards, serious allegations were made that EXO fans had been using illegal methods to create thousands of votes for the “Popularity Award.”
Due to all the accusations, EXO-Ls started using the #EXOLGoingToJail hashtag to vent some of their frustrations over the issue.
A few days ago, however, LG U+, the Telecommunications Company behind the app used for the Golden Disc Awards voting process, confirmed the number of illegal votes generated by certain fandoms.
Their findings reported that group “A” generated 168 illegal votes while group “B” generated a total of 184,332 illegal votes in total.
A few days prior to LG U+’s official statement, the EXO account that was first caught up in the scandal, posted their own apology and owned up to a certain number of the illegal votes.
“In addition to DB migration mentioned above, the number of overlapping votes with the separate application installed, etc., far exceeds 168 votes. Despite there being a lot of cases like this, we will inquire again regarding the fact that if the voting through Golden Disc Awards outside route was also cute properly for the 168 votes.”
— EXOLab statement
While LG U+ have not released who group “A” or group “B” are, EXO-Ls believe this is all the proof they need to essentially clear their names. To celebrate, fans have been posting under a new hashtag #EXOLBailedOutOfJail.
— 𝓔𝔁𝓸'𝓼 𝓢𝔀𝓮𝓮𝓽 𝓛𝓲𝓮𝓼🥀|𝓢𝓸𝓽𝓲𝓪💎 (@KingxxLay) January 9, 2019
— PrinceKyungsooDay! (@Xarcane__) January 9, 2019
Thank God we hot out just in time to celebrate Kyungsoo and Kai's birthday!! #EXOLsBailedOutParty
— Yhannie EXO-PRI (@EXOPRI1594) January 9, 2019
And the results have been both hilarious and amazing!
— Kim 🧸 백현's. Giveaway 📌 (@kimmybaekxexo) January 9, 2019
— KYUNGSOO (@loeysoloist) January 9, 2019
— LOEY (@zabarzairyeol) January 9, 2019