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Fanboy talks about the woes of being an EXO fan

While most EXO fans are girls, we sometimes forget that there are male fans who idolize EXO as well.

But unfortunately, most of them keep it a secret because they feel shameful about it.

One person in particular felt red-hot shame while purchasing a uniform outfit from Ivy Club.

It didn’t help that the cashier basically put him on blast in front of everyone at the store. What a jerk.

Credit: Owner
Credit: Owner

The male fan went to Ivy Club to purchase D.O’s specialized uniform (of course D.O has the most fanboys out of all the EXO members. At one point, fanboys even began questioning their sexuality when it came to D.O).

But when the fanboy purchased the uniform, the cashier didn’t hand him a poster that was supposed to go with his order.

He shyly and politely asked the cashier for it, and she said really loudly,

“Ah! Are you talking about the EXO poster?! Sorry, we don’t have it in our store!”

Everyone stared at the fanboy as he shamefully left the store.

It’s so sad that he has to hide being a fanboy, but EXO fans were thrilled to find out that there’s a fanboy in their fandom!

And his post actually spawned the support of many other EXO fanboys in hiding.

Check out his post and netizen’s responses below, translated on KpopSelca:

(Ivy Club is a brand for school uniforms. They give EXO posters to their customers as a promotional event.)

I’m a male fan of EXO.
Today, I went to Ivy Club to buy my school uniform and it was packed with so many people.
I waited for an hour and finally bought my uniform but the cashier didn’t give me the EXO poster!
But there were so many people around so I asked as quietly as possible, “um.. excuse me… aren’t you supposed to give me the EXO poster…?” and the cashier said, “ah! are you talking about the EXO poster?! Sorry, we don’t have it in our store.” The cashier said it so loudly so everybody turned and looked at me…
I’ve never been so embarrassed in my life. Someone save me.
A proof that my post is not fake – this is the uniform I bought and my ugly hand. And I respect EXO as a fan~ It’s not like I have weird thoughts about Kyungsoo.

(This person’s Pann username is “Kyungsoo with wide shoulders” LOL)


1. [+173, -1] You should’ve just said “my sister asked for it” ㅋㅋ

2. [+115, -3] First time seeing a male fan… It’s cool.

3. [+96, -3] Hul… a male fan…

4. [+47, -1] I thought all guys hate EXO…..


5. [+42, -1] A…. a male fan…!!


6. [+40, -0] I’m a male fan, too ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I couldn’t even bring myself to ask for the poster, fuck.

7. [+40, -0] I’m a male fan, too. I ran to the Ivy Club so hard to get the poster. But when I got there, it was so embarrassing to ask for it ㅋㅋ So I pretended to be calling someone and said “what? A poster? Why should I get that? Ugh, OK, I’ll ask for it.” I hung up and asked the cashier for the poster and got it. ㅋㅋㅋ But the cashier seemed to know I was faking…. I’ve never acted so passionately in my life ㅋㅋㅋㅋ My bias is Lay but it’s not like I have weird thoughts about him, I like him as a respectful fan.

8. [+33, -1] You seem to like Kyungsoo ㅠㅠㅠㅠ I’m so touched sob sob ㅠㅠ


9. [+31, -1] What’s wrong with the best replies, I’m a male fan, too… It’s just that male fans don’t speak up. EXO has alot of fanboys.

  1. passion burn says

    excusez-moi! Now i wanna go to korea and slap that bitchez’ face. How could she humiliate our fanboy like that.
    PS: internationally, EXO fanboy’s has their own fans coz they’re kawaii + hot and some of them are EXO lookalike

  2. Iani Kadiri says

    AWWW POOR KID HAHAHA. Well, at least now he knows he ain’t alone. And he got tons of support from netizens!

  3. jungyoohee says

    I just don’t understand why people doesn’t treat fanBOYS fair? I’ve encounter some fanboys like that. How they felt bad because of embarrassment. BUT I tell you this, one of fangirls wish is if they can’t marry their bias, for sure they’ll marry a fanboy. So, fanboys out there, don’t be ashame. YOU ALL LOOK HANDSOME AND CUTE! Prove your worth to this fandom 😉

    1. Jackie Smith says

      Yes. I am one of those fangirls.

  4. Guest says

    Awww, I pity the poor guy. The store owner made it sound like he was underage and buying a pack of cigarettes D: Keep fighting for your place in the fandom, boys! There is no reason for you to be judged on your taste in music 🙂

  5. […] would like to be kept anonymous, but his story really speaks out about the woes of being a fan boy for EXO (or pretty much any boy […]

  6. Marjorie Kei Garcia says

    Fanboys have always earned my respect because they defied the odds that is the female-dominated KPOP fandom. I have a few fanboy friends and I treasure them so much. And yes, if I can’t marry my bias, I’ll settle with his fanboy. 🙂


  7. S.Anderson says

    Hello male fanboy here just sayin i can understand a guys fear of being a fan of EXO but id like to proudly say that i will be getting me an EXO t-shirt (Chanyeol because no Luhan lol) for christmas and before you ask, i am straight and am honestly a proud aussie fan of the group!

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