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On a recent selca she uploaded, one of her fans commented, "I'm sorry for being a bother, but I really want to know what the art in the middle is. Is there a way for me to find out???". She replied to the fan and wrote, "I tagged sigismund righini.... Then obviously you can go buy a guide or use google... But since you don't seem to have the will to google, I'm answering you. It's a 1914 selbstporträt."
The reply got attention from fans, who thought she was being unnecessarily sarcastic to a sincere question. The reply also brought up a case from June, where she mistakenly told wrong information to a fan.
In this post, a fan had replied to a post about harps, commenting that they seemed too expensive to be widely used. She replied to him and wrote, "Harps originate from lyres, the first instrument mankind used. There are two kinds of harps: grand harps, used by experts, and celtic harps, which can be used by beginners. Unlike grand harps that are very expensive, celtic harps have a very wide range in price from under 500,000 KRW (approximately 450 USD) to millions of KRW. I think that if you don't really know something, you should be sensible, search it, and then write a comment so you don't provide confusion to the others and help this post." The fan answered, "Aha. I only knew general information."
The post got criticized for two reasons: she was trying to show off by providing unnecessary information that didn't relate to the question (the origin of the harp), and she also was unnecessarily sharp to a fan who had made a harmless post that wasn't even being mean.
However, the situation got worse when one poster decided that the 'unnecessary' information was actually just plain wrong. He wrote, "Miss Ha Yeon Soo, the current theory that the majority of scholars agree with is that the flute is the first instrument, not the lyre. Although there are differences per research, studies say the flute originated 43,000 to as much as 67,000 years ago. The lyre, at its earliest, originated at 2,500 BC. I think that if you don't really know something, you should be sensible, search it, and then write a comment so you don't provide confusion to the others and help this post." He then added, "This would come out if you searched just a little.. but since you don't seem to have the will to google, I'm giving you references" and added in his sources. Lastly, he added, "Even if you consider only the Antiquity period, lute, clappers, or even concussion sticks appear on Egypt wall paintings before 3,000 BC, before the lyre. (Source)".
After the post above as well as criticism to her Instagram, Ha Yeon Soo has set her Instagram on private and deleted the above post on her Facebook.
What do you think of the situation?