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EXO fans enraged by Thailand’s ‘EXO-T’ cover group

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 They dress like EXO, dance like EXO, and have even dubbed as ‘EXO-T’. They are Millenium Boy, a Thai cover group.

The dance group rose to fame in Thailand after numerous performances of EXO songs, but they are now under attacked by EXO fans for ‘copying’ and imitating the successful Korean band.

EXO fans are accusing the Thai group for using EXO’s brand to promote their own popularity.

Like the original EXO group, Millenium Boy are composed of 12 members and ‘debuted’ in 2012. The cover group only dances to EXO songs.

Millenium Boy are so popular in Thailand that they have held successful fan meetings, solo concerts , despite not having released an album or song.

Millenium Boy’s fan meet in Thailand

Fans are accusing the cover group being unlawful for using EXO’s logo, album design, signature and even their group poses without permission.

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Millenium Boy have held successful fan meets and solo concerts despite not having released any songs or albums. Picture: Facebook

Many Millenium Boy fans and local media have already dubbed them as ‘EXO-T’, misleading new fans of EXO-K (Korean sub-unit) and EXO-M (Chinese sub-unit) to thinking the cover group is another sub-unit of EXO.

Both Korean and international EXO fans have taken it to the Millenium Boy’s Facebook page to demand the group to stop imitating EXO.

One EXO fan wrote on Millenium Boy’s page: “Hey B***h !!Why you cover EXO? You do not qualify, okay? Is really an insult to the EXO! please think properly! u are not EXO and please STOP cover EXO!!!! F**k! (sic).”

Another wrote:

“Hey b****s. You guys not EXO. The way you are showing to the world just like you are trying to be someone , not who you are . DISBAND DISBAND . Don’t try to be our EXO . Becuz you not them (sic).”

Millenium Boy released an ‘explanation and apology’ video earlier this week after some of the members swore on social media out of frustration with anti-fans.

“I’ll say that I feel so much pressure from Korean anti-fans. We try to stay still but when I was faced with anti-fans from Thailand, I felt so paranoid so I typed rude words on social media,”

“I want to say we try to be similar to EXO but everything happened. The hateful comments makes me feel upset because I’m a normal person and I’m not the artist, it makes me feel angry.” One member said in an English translation.

RELATED: SM Entertainment drops lawsuit against Thailand’s ‘EXO-T’

“We have no bad intentions. We’ll continue supporting and covering EXO.” Another member said.

COMMENT: Are EXO fans being too much?

Check out their cover of EXO’s Overdose.

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31 Comments

  1. 박미란

    September 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Oh common guys.. they are just fanboying over EXO.. actually, it’s quite good for EXO to have fanboys though ..just like fangirling over GG and fanboying over EXO 🙂 ..i wonder how would EXO react to this XD…

  2. Chanyeol Wife

    August 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    hahahahahaha they is very ugly 😮 :p

  3. Rand Suhad

    July 17, 2014 at 6:26 am

    and im liking that youre liking it xD

  4. Jojo

    July 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I am liking your positive outlook. Panda for the win! ^^

  5. Jojo

    July 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Your username, though:
    So they’re the ones with the all the popularity, money, looks and fans, while you’re the one wanting to f*** them?
    In your dreams, darling – they don’t even know you exist.

  6. Freya

    July 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Because their “Kris” left the group
    They plagiarised the Exo copyright and logos
    And their “Baekhyun” copied the whole “Baekyeon” situation – around the time the scandal was confirmed, “Baekhyun” also revealed he was dating.

  7. Immy

    July 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Exo-T’s “Kris” left the group.
    Their “Baekhyun” copied the whole Baekyeon situation, posting a picture of himself and his previously unknown girlfriend on social media.

  8. Telekinetic

    July 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Have you heard of how Exo-T’s “Kris” has left the group?
    Or how their “Baekhyun” has now decided to post his girlfriend on social media?

  9. Telekinetic

    July 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    While I appreciate that these boys love and support Exo – I agree that this is plagiarism, I agree they may have gone just *that* much too far. Come on, give Exo some space – it’s gone to the point where “Baekhyun” has copied the whole Baekyeon situation and Exo-T’s “Kris” has actually left the group. I mean… really? Because that’s just rude.
    What are they going to do when it now becomes more and more dangerous for them to follow Exo’s personal life? Like Luhan and D.O’s acting, even more dating scandals – this could easily get out of control, with fans believing Exo-T was a real sub-unit.
    It can’t be actually denied that majority of their popularity comes from feeding off Exo’s popularity, and the plagiarism does need to stop, now. On a brighter note, I adore their dedication. Just… not the copying, the almost evident desperation that follows their every move.

  10. Rand Suhad

    June 24, 2014 at 11:52 am

    lol no one can copy tao’s wushu flip or luhan’s sudden run to the front hahaha xD <3

  11. johanna

    June 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    EXO fans are not too much. Millenium Boys are the one who is too much of doing severe copying. EXO fans are just protecting the identity of EXO. Don’t you see? They’re using EXO’s popularity for their own good. They’re getting a lot attention because EXO is famous. Who cares if they dances well. They have to establish their own identity by making their own work not using others output.

  12. sehunnnnnyyyyfan

    June 16, 2014 at 9:18 am

    WTF… THEY NOTHING LIKE EXO… EW GO AWAYYYY!

  13. Key2tae

    June 16, 2014 at 4:07 am

    But… They call themselves Millennium Boys… Right? Can someone please explain to me why everyone is going apeshit over what they’re doing.. I mean EXO is EXO… No one can replicate exactly what they’re doing and it’s not like us exotics are ditching our oppas and following MB… So please tell me why everyone is mad at them….

  14. shana

    June 15, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    They aren’t trying, they let it be known they are a cover group. Added to the fact that FANS came up with the whole Exo-T thing, not them. They are being blamed for something they had no control over which won’t stand for anything in court. Also SM doesn’t own the word Exo anyway. No one owns that word.
    And yes, using the logo, might be bad. But while you are suing them, go sue every single person that makes kpop gear too.
    One last thing, I don’t think there is anyone being like “Oh there goes Jongdae” “Awww, Kris looks do cute” “Wah, why can’t I dance like Jongin” While watching them perform. Everyone realizes that they aren’t the Real Exo.
    I understand perfectly that Exo works extremely hard. These “fans” though, are ridiculous and need to worry about there own lives and stop trying to make someone else’s harder.

  15. Anonymous

    June 15, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I do think the bashing is a bit too much, but the guys are using the exo merchandise and TRYING to act like they are exo. I mean, Exo has worked quite hard for themselves and the last thing they would want is someone else making money out of their name.

  16. emily

    June 15, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I just think that the merchandise part is too much. And the logos and stuff are copyrighted. Even as a cover band, I don’t think there is a need to actually pretend to be one of the members: what’s the point of taking the same photos as the original. I think that MB can actually be a pretty good band if they step out of just acting as EXO. Some of them are actually pretty good at dancing.

  17. Fuckexo

    June 15, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Holy shit exo fantards, get over yourselves. Everything this cover group does probably helps exo with publicity and looks like they even dance better. It sounds like these shitty bitches are jealous that they can’t copy the little exo dances that “exo-t” can do so well.

  18. Danielle

    June 14, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    they dont want to be called EXO-T and all they do are cover dances and dress up like EXO, if you’re angry at them dressing like EXO and acting like EXO(eg. dancing) then you should be angry at all cosplayers, all they are doing is cosplaying and dancing to exo songs. what is wrong with that. they are Millenium Boy not EXO-T. they might be using EXO logos but as long as they don’t claim it as their own it’s fine

  19. Shinnokina

    June 14, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Exactly. Using the logo is a trademark and copyright violation for sure. The other article on the topic says they also sold merchandise with exo-like logos. That definitely is a problem. But the concept itself of imitating an artist or making money out of it is not new, nor ourageous. Think of the thousands of Jacko or Elvis Presley imitators around the globe who make money with performances. Even if the artist is dead, copyrights are still valid for up to 70 years. Still it is generally accepted, as it is also a promotion of the original artist. But you need to be careful how you present yourself.

  20. GDKris

    June 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Looking like EXO is fine cuz fan boys also do that (i m a fangirl btw ^^) copying their idol but using EXO signature is too much and NO! I do not think EXOtic are not begin “too much” -_- well some are *~* but not all… and i hope the millenium boy shoul make theri own music instead of just keep copying EXO since they are popular enough to have fan metting and stuff… the good thing is they have ’12’ members 🙂 <3

  21. April

    June 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I actually liked the cover group’s performance…Some of them dance better than a few EXO members lol

  22. miaumiau

    June 14, 2014 at 11:10 am

    EXO fans are always too much. It makes me embarrassed to associate myself with them

  23. Maijun Jamdee

    June 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Dressing up similar to their idols, covering their dances, Honestly, there isn’t really anything wrong with doing that. But stealing the EXO name, using the same album art and poster designs, using the actual EXO name for promotions, and selling merch such as the one I’ve uploaded below; that’s plagiarism. (Credit for finding this out: http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/06/sm-entertainment-plan-to-take-action-against-thai-cover-group-millenium-boy-nicknamed-exo-t ). Well, at least they claim that none of it is actually theirs.

    Hopefully, they’ve learned their lesson. Sometimes there’s a point to emulating something too much. I think there shouldn’t be a problem now.

    But anyways, I’m seeing bad criticism… why? They’re emulating EXO to the extremes, but only because they admire them; they’re not trying to overthrow the real EXO.

  24. Sarah Li

    June 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    They’re not claiming themselves as EXO. They’re just making covers and going a bit OVERBOARD with it but its not like their saying that they came up with it or saying that they wrote the song or whatever.

  25. Jay

    June 14, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Umm they are stealing their logo & claiming theirself as EXO. It’s called plagiarism.

  26. Yani-Yani Marie Glambert

    June 14, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Is there a youtube link?

  27. shana

    June 14, 2014 at 3:32 am

    I don’t see anything wrong with it. Even as a fan of Exo, others are just overreacting. Like usual. They are even good at what they do. People are bashing just to bash.

  28. Shinnokina

    June 14, 2014 at 3:28 am

    There are cover bands for most famous artists. How is this different?

  29. gomugomu

    June 14, 2014 at 3:00 am

    rabid little exo fans. giving beliebers a run for their money on crazy.

  30. Kat Moon

    June 14, 2014 at 2:47 am

    As long as Millenium Boy isn’t claiming any of the material they copy, and are admitting to being a cover band (which, judging by this article, seems to be the case), then I don’t think they’re doing anything wrong. There are many cover artists and musician impersonators all around the world. The least EXO fans could do is show some respect when voicing their disapproval. A few of the comments mentioned in this article were downright rude and hateful. I don’t think the real EXO members would appreciate that kind of support at all.

  31. Kim Siwon Hyun

    June 14, 2014 at 2:23 am

    what they are doing is wrong only 1 exo

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