'Thai EXO' group angers fans
These boys may look like the real thing, but they're not, and they could get into major trouble for it.
Called Millennium Boys, the 12 boys of this group from Thailand, which some have called EXO-T, have angered EXO's fanbase for profiting from using the image of their original idols, according to website Hellokpop.
The boys are styled almost exactly like the real EXO, and even perform the exact same choreography on stage.
The real deal - EXO, sans Kris, at a press conference for their Seoul concert. PHOTO: AFP
EXO's management company SM Entertainment announced it was considering taking legal action against the group, but has since dropped its lawsuit, reported SBS PopAsia.
Still, the fake EXO's Facebook page, which had 126,000 followers, has been deactivated, though videos of the group's performances of EXO hits like Growl are still up on YouTube.
Meanwhile, SM Entertainment is still in a legal tussle with former EXO member Kris, who quit the group in May over a contractual dispute.
Sources: Hellokpop, SBS PopAsia