Will Lay be leaving EXO like Luhan, Kris, and Tao? Some netizens believe so.
EXO originally started with a total of 12 members. However, the group eventually downsized to 9 after 3 Chinese members filed lawsuits against SM Entertainment.
After the departures of Luhan, Kris, and Tao, Lay garnered attention for being the only Chinese member to remain in the group. Around the time of their departures, some netizens joked that Lay would eventually be leaving EXO as well. Despite the departures and some negative attention, EXO overcame the issue and successfully continued promoting as a group of 9. Lay also assured fans he'll not terminate the contract with SM and keep the promise with his members.