In the midst of rumors and reports surrounding Tao, claiming that he will be leaving EXO, he has personally spoken up in response to a fan’s message through his Instagram, according to Korean reports.
On April 17, a screen-captured image of a conversation between Tao and a fan via direct message on Instagram began to spread across various online communities. In his response, Tao clearly stated his position, promising that he will not be leaving his group.
The fan wrote, “I don’t [know] if you will see this [but] I really need to say this. You [will] not leave right? Just tell me [you] won’t. [Please] I’m begging you. You promised right?? Don’t break that promise. I will believe in you so do the best thing. I love you [sic].”
In his reply to this message, Tao assured, “Yes I won’t, just believe in me.”
SM Entertainment also addressed the earlier reports of Tao’s alleged departure, explaining that it is not true.