Many netizens have taken issue regarding the supposed impartial way fans react to they behavior of IOI members. They noted that while Jeon So Mi is shielded for her questionable behavior, others such as Mi Na, So Hye, and Yeon Jung are criticized and castigated.
One netizen pointed this out and uploaded a variety of gifs in support of the argument that So Mi tends to be the unruliest of the IOI members. The netizen wrote, "I understand that she's energetic but imagine if Mi Na, So Hye, or Yeon Jung acted like that....lol."
Netizens on the post seem to generally agree with the OP, commenting, "The kid's a little weird. She seems like she's got no manners. It's good to maintain friendly relations [with the other members] but she just acts however she wants with them. Even people who are the same age as or younger than her probably don't like it when she acts like that so just imagine how the older members feel and how they must be holding back," "I'm not even an IOI fan but the hypocrisy is too much lolololololol I don't hate anyone [in IOI] but Yoo Yeon Jung keeps getting hate for her attitude no matter what she does so now I almost pity her...when Jeon So Mi cut Yoo Yeon Jung off during her interview, fans defended her, saying, 'It's because she's young!' and, 'She's just playing around!' But if Yoo Yeon Jung did the same thing she probably would have been buried alive lololololololol IOI is just one group but their individual member fans are really something else," "Jeon So Mi fans are literally too much..they defend her no matter what..there are lots of So Min fans here so I feel like they're all going to create a ruckus," and, "I used to view her as a good character and full of energy but now I think she's stepped over the line.."