EXO Fans Spend Millions of Dollars on a Birthday Present (See Photos)

EXO Fifth Year Anniversary In Times Square

How dedicated is your fanbase?  As part of a five-year anniversary, fans of Kpop group EXO dropped millions of dollars on Times Square billboards.

Kpop superstars EXO may have the most fanatical fans on the planet.  And, maybe the most wealthy.  As part of a five-year birthday celebration, a faction of EXO fans dropped an estimated millions to erect a massive Times Square ad on Saturday.

The enormous spend included 11 ads and displays in total, including images of each member.  ‘Happy EXO 5th Anniversary!’ declared the main ad.

The ads include the massive Reuters Billboard, a high-profile video display that’s impossible to miss.  Messages have been rotating throughout the day (April 8th), with congrats in Korean, English, and Chinese.

Chinese?

That’s right.  The massive spend was coordinated by the EXO fanbase tied to Chinese search and portal giant Baidu.  All of which sends a powerful message given tense relations between Korea and China.  Just recently, Chinese officials banned Korean artists from appearing, touring, or selling in China based on rising tensions in the region.

The Baidu advertising buy not only cuts across those tensions, it transferred the diplomacy into the United States!  All of which shows that EXO fans care little about political tensions and mounting missile stockpiles.  Now that’s the power of some positive Kpop!

EXO officially started on April 9th, 2012.  Accordingly, fans are displaying a video of the group’s first performance as part of its Times Square blast.

Happy Birthday (again!)

Actually, this is hardly the first mega-spend for the EXO fanbase.  Earlier, Times Square ads have been erected for individual member birthday.  That includes special displays for members Chanyeol, Lay, and Sehun.

More than 250,000 people pass through Times Square on an average day.  That’s more than 100 million a year, with 1 Times Square netting more than $36 million in advertising revenues alone.  In fact, hundreds of millions of dollars in ads are pumped through endless signs and billboard every year.

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6 Responses

  1. Sehun mah boiiiii

    Dear my fellow exo L,
    Paul Resnikoff might sound like he loves kpop and absolutely admires it but if you look at his other articles he bashes BTS extremely harshly. As exo fans we should not just defend our own group but defend kpop as an entire industry. Kpop fans show support for all groups and it is not ok for this man to use bigbang , exo, and g friend as excuses to bash bts. He has done this multiple time. We all know how army can get pretty annoying sometimes, but they have a right to defend their bts just as we do to defend exo. if You look at the comments for the anti bts articles , you can see paul has responded as if armys are psychotic (I personally don’t like bts very much but i don’t think paul has any right to deny criticism. PLease respond about what you think because i don’t think this should be happening. His articles about bts are sometimes heavily skewed and biased without research done on much (according to army). What do you think we should do?

    • Sehun mah boiiiii

      ALso HAPPY ANIVERSERY EXO ILY SOOO MUCH !!!!! <3

    • Money Talks

      Unfortunately there’s nothing we can do. Paul Resnikoff got paid to target and bash BTS specifically, money talks, end of story. Although he is not doing it to us now, I don’t trust he will not do that to EXO in the future when the price is right. Personally I don’t think he cares about EXO, BTS, Big Bang or KPOP at all. His articles on KPOP news are all superficial and lame.

  2. dangerdude

    SUPER PROUDDDDDD!
    BRING IT ON EXO! MY MONEY IS READY FOR YOUR ALBUMS AS YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST WHO DESERVES YOUR FANS ^^
    I LUUUVVVV MY BEAUTIFUL FANDOM! BTW IT IS OUR MONEY SO FUCKING HATERS SHUT THE HELL UP….IT IS OUR MONEY AND WE DECIDE HOW TO SPEND IT, NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS!