Why was EXO Caught Crying?


On episode four of MBC Everyone’s “EXO’s SHOWTIME,” the members of EXO shed tears, surprising many viewers.

The December 19 episode of “EXO’s SHOWTIME” caught the charismatic group shedding tears. Although some members remained stoic, other members could not hide their emotions. What was the reason behind such on-air crying? The reason was because of the movie “Miracle in Cell No. 7.”

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Last week, the variety show’s preview for episode four caught many viewers by surprise as it showed EXO crying in what seemed like a serious atmosphere. Indeed, it was a serious atmosphere, but not for what people had expected. “EXO’s SHOWTIME’s” episode four that had aired on December 19 discussed the topic of strength, leading to an arm wrestling challenge.

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However, when the topic changed to ‘Which Member Cries the Most?’ the members could not quickly decide. Thus, to capture the moment, EXO decided to watch an emotional movie.


Episode four of “EXO’s SHOWTIME” caught even the strongest looking member shedding tears. The first member to be seen crying was Kris, followed by Tao and Luhan. Despite being seen as the nonchalant leader of EXO-M, Kris’ emotions could not be hidden as his quivering lips indicated the emotions that filled the room.


Even D.O and Xiumin, the two members who seemed most unlikely to cry, were seen with tears rolling down their cheeks. Chen, who had fallen asleep in the middle of the film, had tears rolling down his cheeks by the end.

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In addition, sharp dancer Kai, who had voiced his frustrations towards the movie’s injustice, had tried hiding his tears by facing the other way, but it was of no use. Member Baekhyun was more obvious with his emotions, continuously wiping away tears. In the end, almost every EXO member was left with red eyes, either from tears or because of the efforts to not shed any tears.

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Although EXO is known for their charismatic and cool presence, a heartbreaking movie about a girl and the injustice against her father is enough to move even the most cold-faced members to tears.


Watch the video below of EXO shedding tears; you can also watch the full episode of Dec. 19’s “EXO’s SHOWTIME” below!