That epic moment when Kris Wu and Huang Zitao hug on New Year 2019

Huang Zitao Kris Wu Make Up Stage Dec 2018
January 1 started with a bang in c-ent and k-ent with Zhao Liying's baby news and the big reveal that EXO's Kai and BLACKPINK's Jennie are dating. Yet last night's star-studded new year countdowns also caused quite a buzz. 

Huang Zitao Kris Wu Share stage New Year Countdown 2018
Among them was one fleeting moment that took 4 years in the making. Kris Wu and Huang Zitao were former members of the K-pop group EXOAfter a public debacle wherein Huang expressed feeling betrayed when his band mate left in 2014, it was understood that both may have had a falling out. Huang Zitao ended up leaving the band in 2015 yet the two were hardly seen together despite being active in the same industry.

Huang Zitao Kris Wu Share stage New Year Countdown 2018

Huang Zitao Kris Wu Share stage New Year Countdown 2018
Four years later, both gave separate performances as guests for Dragon TV's New Year's Eve Concert, and it paved the way for the rare moment when they stood side by side waiting for the new year countdown. 

Huang Zitao Kris Wu Share stage New Year Countdown 2018

Huang Zitao Kris Wu Hug New Year Countdown 2018
Then this happened when the clock struck 12.  A fancam caught them sharing a friendly hug. The same morning, there were reports that Huang Zitao is following both Luhan and Kris Wu on weibo, they are the only two people that he follows. Kris Wu and Huang Zitao also began following each other on instagram. It looks like the rumors that they were not on good terms is a thing of the past. Happy New Year!



6 comments:

  1. What a sweet way to start the year! I have no horse in this race as I was not an EXO fan but it's always nice to see old friends let go of past disagreements and grudges and reconcile. Huang Zitao, Luhan and Kris went through a lot together that probably no one else can ever understand so it's good if they can still maintain their ties.

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  2. Kris made the first move with Luhan and he again made the first move with HZT..Luhan and HZT seemed so awkward b4 Kris made a move and when he did, they were like 'pigeons being freed from the cage'they were so happy when Kris decided to be a bro again with them, now let's hope they will do the same with Kris and Lay.

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  3. In all honesty, I don't really know what to think about this. I'm a fan of Tao, so obviously I care a lot about him and his happiness is of utmost importance. But, I never really cared for the others, including Kris, so I don't really know anything about him. The only things, which I happened to come across, was negative content, but you can't really trust the media either. Zitao, however, is an adult and a person of his own, he can make decisions of his own, and if interacting with Kris once again is one of them, I will just have to trust his judgement, he is the one interacting with Kris and only those two will actually know what is going on concerning their situation. Now I don't know if this will grow into a friendship or whether they will remain as acquaintances with a mutual past, but we don't have the right to dictate how they are supposed to behave, I mean, we don't even know for sure what happened between them all those years ago. We can just wait and see how this will unfold, hoping for the best.

    P.S. By the way, I sincerely hope that people won't start going overboard with their OT12 feelings, and I especially hope that the whole taoris shipping will remain in the fanficton world. I really don't appreciate comments about stuff like that appearing in Tao's comment sections, when he posts something completely unrelated to this. He's working hard to build up his career, but when people only care about his past relationships (basically anything related to exo), it undermines his hard work. Of course, exo is part of his past, an important stage in his life, which greatly influenced him, but it has already been a few years since he left. He moved on and started a new chapter in his life, it would be great if others could just do so as well. He has not been inactive, and really now, anyone who cares could easily find out about his activities, it's not a highly kept secret of any sorts.

    Sorry if this winded up becoming a rant of mine, it just becomes really annoying after a while and it's not asking for much, just for a certain degree of respect that people should have towards other human beings. I guess thanks for reading till the end?

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    1. I am a huge Tao fan too. He is just so amazing on-screen and off screen. He has a very transparent character as he is who he is. He hates, like, loves all written on his face. I hope he does not change too much due to pressure from media.

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  4. I'm not into Exo or whatever happened but this moment made go aww for them too!

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  5. That is awesome that they can still remain friends. Pretty sure they all matured after leaving EXO and Korea. Whatever, happened in the past is the past. They were so young back then and under pressure from fans, Korea, and their company. I am glad that their contract is either over or almost over with SM. After their contracts are completley over, SM can no longer do anything to them and if they, Luhan, Kris and Tao...and maybe Lay want to hang out and evem collaborate, it should be okay. Pretty sure they were all close after training for so many years in Korea.

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