EXO’s Baekhyun Shares How he Handles Negative Criticisms

By Maolen E. / 2017.05.15

Being one of the well known and hottest K-pop idols in today’s music scene, EXO’s Baekhyun shares how he handles the criticisms the boy group has been receiving.

Baekhyun, whose real name is Byun Baek Hyun, celebrated his 25th birthday with a special meet-and-greet event. There, he opened up about how he handle negative criticisms and online basher.

While he knows that he cannot please everyone, Baekhyun transform those negative comments into a positive learning experience. He believes the negative criticisms will ultimately help him grow into a better idol.

“I don’t get hurt at those things,” Korea Boo quoted EXO’s Baekhyun as saying. “I would rather be told ‘Baekhyun was good but there just one thing that seemed lacking’ because it could really help me improve.”

Baekhyun then revealed he sometimes encourage other EXO members – Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, and Sehun – to read both the positive and negative comments as it can help them enhance their performance and commitment.

“There are some people who leave posts just because they don’t like us, but there are also people who film us and provide really constructive criticism,” Baekhyun continued. “In that case, I can just do better next time. And it’s better to commend those people so I can be a better person, and become even more skilled.”

In the meantime, EXO recently looked back on their past five years in the music industry. While the last five years have all been happy ones, Suho said their debut showcase is the most memorable one since that was the day it all began.

"These last 5 years have all been happy ones, but our debut showcase, in particular, is memorable because it was the first day for us,” Suho said in an interview with iHeartRadio. “The beginning of EXO's history so that is the most memorable.”

Following their concert in New York, EXO is officially ending its “Exo Planet 3 – The Exo'rdium” tour with two encore performances on May 27-28 at the Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. The said stadium holds a maximum capacity of 100,000 individuals.

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