Pann: How popular was EXO during Growl?
1. [+493, -19] 'Fan Talk' section on Pann was created because of EXO fans. Pann didn't have Fan Talk, it only had Entertainment Talk. There were too many EXO fans on Pann so out of the top 40 Panns, 20~30 were EXO-related posts. Fan Talk was made because EXO posts dominated top Panns. Their Fan Talk is still #1. EXO members' individual Fan Talks are within top 10 as well.
2. [+452, -31] Their popularity during Growl can't be described ㅋㅋㅋㅋ On every channel, celebrities talked about EXO and there were EXO special episodes and talks ㅋㅋ That's probably when EXO gained all their fans. My class had 18 girls and 16 of them were EXO fans. During a break, we gathered and watched EXO's M Countdown and Music Bank stages. We argued that Chanyeol and Xiumin were ours ㅋㅋ When our teacher was trying to wake students up, he'd say "Wake up, I'm gonna put on an EXO video" and everybody woke up ㅋㅋㅋ They were so popular.
3. [+432, -22] Some people will deny it and it won't apply to some people, but most girls knew EXO and a transfer student would be asked, "Which EXO member is your favorite?" instead of being asked about favorite idol groups ㅋㅋ It's not an exaggeration to say most of the girls were EXO fans. 8~9 out of 10 were EXO fans.
4. [+208, -4] To summarize it, 2013 was EXO
5. [+177, -1] This picture tells it. EXO came to Daejeon but the crowd was a mess so they went back.
6. [+168, -1] Their fansite master was #1 on the search ranking
7. [+162, -7] Even non-fans at my school know the fan chants for Growl
8. [+141, -3] When two EXO members went travelling, they asked a man in his 60's if he knew them. He didn't but when EXO sang Growl, he was like, "Ah~ EXO~!" ㅋㅋㅋ
9. [+130, -9] I'm not kidding. When a new school year started, the question wasn't "Who's your favorite celebrity?" It was "Who's your favorite EXO member?" ㅋㅋㅋ
10. [+128, -1] They became so popular during Growl and won a daesang in the year. Since then, they've been winning daesangs for 3 years straight...