So last night, after binge watching Korean dramas and probably making a Twitter account dedicated solely to Korean dramas (cough @thatkdrama cough), I decided to follow this trending hashtag on Twitter called #AskIskoEXO. At first, I thought I was reading it wrong because I knew ‘isko’ was a Tagalog world and why in the world of K-Pop would EXO start a Tagalog hashtag, right? Well, the internet has yet again proven that I am in fact a K-Pop noob.
— Ꮇ (@dearhappijness) December 27, 2017
Same, M. Same.
Twitter is a funny place. It’s a land of AU’s and non-fictional people placed in fictional settings. But that’s okay, it’s all for the fun anyway. #AskIskoEXO is a Twitter AU where your favorite EXO members go by the term of endearment “Kuya”, go to famous universities in the Philippines, and are asked random questions by the Twitterverse. I mean, when else will you be able to be as close as this to your EXO oppas?
#AskIskoEXO Let me explain😂
Isko!EXO are EXO roleplayers. In Isko!EXO AU,all of them are studying at the University of the Philippines except Han & Galaxy/Kevin bc they transferred? to DLSU&UST. Tao is in UPLB too while the rest are in UPD. UP students are called "Isko" 😊
— EXO is my universe (@CBBkimkaaaaaa) December 27, 2017
For those who wants to know what's this hashtag all about, I'll explain.
Basically, Isko are EXO roleplayers from Philippines and they had these activity wherein, you can ask them any questions.
We actually don't know that this will trend. But yeah, HAHAHA#AskIskoEXO
— h; I'LL SEARCH THE UNIVERSE (@oohsaehoon) December 27, 2017
This trending #AskIskoEXO hashtag isn’t just a hashtag though. This comes with your EXO members’ kuya accounts such as Kuya Junmyeon, Kuya Baekhyun, and Kuya Kyungsoo. They also reply to your queries quite fast too!
The hashtag has only been in use for a little over 24 hours yet these parody accounts already have more than 4k followers. Apparently, after a little research (or stalking), the Kuya EXO accounts have been active on Twitter since June 2016. Perhaps it was just a matter of reviving this trend since the year’s almost over.
Here’s a list of Kuya EXO parody accounts using the #AskIskoEXO hashtag:
And I know this because I stalked every single one of them and who they were following. Effort! Interestingly, and in character, they were also following accredited UP Diliman organizations such as the Philippine Collegian (@phkule), the UP Diliman Architecture Student Council (@UPD_ASC), and the UP Streetdance Club (@upsdc).
Other accounts in the #AskIskoEXO AU include Krystal Jung of (fx) (@ate_krystal), and Jeonghan Yoon of Seventeen (@kuya_jeonghan) who studies in Ateneo. Jeonghan even follows the current Ateneo de Manila University President, Fr. Jett Villarin (@FrJett) and Blue Eagles player Anton Asistio (@_antonasistio). Why this is an amusing piece of information, I will never be able to explain to anyone.
The international fans are shookt.
kuya baek, if belo touches my skin who touches yours? #askiskoexo
— ria (@baekhyunswifee) December 27, 2017