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Not a K-Pop idol: Vico Sotto quips he is not a member of Korean boy group EXO

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Jan 01, 2021 4:37 am Updated Jan 01, 2021 5:02 am

Pasig City mayor Vico Sotto wants to make it clear: He is not a member of the Korean pop boy group EXO.

On Friday, January 1, Sotto responded to a tweet thanking “all EXO members.”

This, in turn, is a reply to Sotto’s tweet update about firecrackers confiscated and injuries sustained during the New Year’s celebration in Pasig City.

“Hindi po ako member ng EXO,” he said.

Sotto’s reply has over 18,000 retweets and 30,000 likes as of this writing.

The EXO tweet wasn’t an accident.

K-Pop fans have always noted Sotto’s resemblance to EXO member Doh Kyung-soo, better known as D.O., as many of the replies to the mayor’s tweet noted.

“Ay talaga po ba mayor?” one Twitter user jokingly asked.

“I stan an actor/singer/dancer/mayor,” quipped another.

Banner image from Twiiter/iKENooook; thumbnail from Twitter/Vico Sotto