EXO’s Chanyeol Is Enlisted In The Military
EXO’s Chanyeol‘s enlistment came as quite a surprise to fans. Chanyeol just finished filming his first movie as the leading role, The Box, and he was busy promoting the movie. As usual, whenever EXO members joined mandatory military service, they made a tradition of taking unique group photos, and fans looked forward to Chanyeol’s enlistment photos.
Find out the detail about Chanyeol pre-enlistment photos and expected discharge date from military service in this article!
EXO’s Chanyeol’s Enlistment
Chanyeol enlisted in mandatory military service on March 29th, 2021. He is the fifth EXO member to serve after Xiumin, D.O., Suho, and Chen. Chanyeol must undergo basic military training for four weeks before being assigned to a unit as active military personnel. There was no information about the time and place of enlistment but it is estimated that he will be discharged on September 28th, 2022.
Before enlistment, Chanyeol uploaded a picture of himself while wearing D.O‘s watch. In the caption, Chanyeol wrote: “Farewell” and hashtagged it “D.O.’s watch”. The news came as quite a surprise because Chanyeol was seen promoting his first movie as the leading role, The Box, a week before enlistment.
You might like to check out: How Tall Are EXO Members? Find Out Their Heights Here
EXO Members’ Reactions
The remaining EXO members are very excited about Chanyeol’s enlistment. They uploaded several group pictures on the LYSN app prior to enlistment. Sehun, Kai, and Baekhyun placed their hands on Chanyeol’s head while looking at the camera. D.O. and Xiumin who have already finished military service looked more astonished with Chanyeol’s head.
EXO’s Enlistment Tradition
EXO members gathered for taking several pictures with Chanyeol prior to enlistment. Sehun, Kai, D.O. Xiumin, and Baekhyun sat around Chanyeol and held his shaved head. The tradition was started by Xiumin, the oldest member and the first member to enter military service.
Fans noticed something special in Chanyeol’s enlistment pictures. They made an agreement to wear similar clothes prior to taking the pictures. EXO members wore military-themed clothing, a grey shirt, and green pants. Prior to Chanyeol’s enlistment, EXO members wore casual clothes when taking the photos.
Perhaps, they wanted to start a new tradition or they just wanted something different than the earlier pictures. It was later revealed that they just finished making a music video for the upcoming comeback project. It was a military-themed music video hence they were wearing military-themed outfits.
Most of the fans reacted positively to the enlistment news. On his Instagram account, more than 3 million fans loved his enlistment picture and more than three hundred comments were posted. They will miss him very much; fans will especially miss his smile and his grin.
The announcement of Chanyeol’s enlistment coincided with EXO’s 9th Anniversary. The group survived the 7th year jinx and is going even stronger than ever.
What do you think about Chanyeol’s enlistment and who will be the next EXO member to enlist? Kindly share your thoughts and opinions and also don’t forget to share this article with your Twitter account.