Sulli previously received hate for her 'lolita-like' photo shoot with Hara after posting a picture of the two of them in a 'Johnson's baby oil' shirt together, then taking down the picture due to the backlash from netizens and the company of 'Johnson's baby oil.' More recently, Hara posted another picture from the photo shoot that she may have deemed safer, but netizens still thought was inappropriate and suspected came from the same 'lolita-themed' photo shoot.
As a result, Sulli fired back with a selca and the message, "Lolita Lolita. Enough is enough. Go criticize somewhere else, and just look at my pretty face ^_____^." While some found her response refreshing, it also earned her a new wave of criticisms.
Netizens scoffingly wrote, "How's that refreshing. Is she stupid? She doesn't know that what she's doing is 'lolita'? She's justifying the crime of pedophilia but only trying to win mentally. If she finds it that unfair, she should give us an explanation. We're asking for an official response, so why can't she do that? People aren't criticizing her for no reason. 99% of the reason she's getting criticized is honestly her behavior," "I honestly thought she'd been hacked... but she had posted it herself; she's truly amazing," "She's definitely going to ruin herself with her own mouth. It's the level of her character. I wonder what the celebrities who are close to her saw in her to become friends with her. Do they try to match their personalities with hers?" "How is this not 'lolita' TT [inserts 'Johnson's baby oil' picture]? Even when the company of 'Johnson's baby oil' said they were going to sue because they though it was 'lolita'? Because she was scared of being sued, Sulli even took down the picture as quickly as possible, yet she's still acting dignified?" "I mean, I honestly did not care one bit whether Sulli made sexual appeals by wearing no bras and wearing clothes that show her chest, but 'lolita' is a definite crime, so I became angry; I already disliked that she was working with Rota [the photographer behind the photo shoot who openly said his themes were lolita-based], but she had to go that far because she wanted to make fun of people?" "The more I look at her, the more I get sick of her," and, "I see she's getting crazier and crazier."
However, a few netizens were supportive of Sulli or concerned for her, stating, "Why does it matter to them? She can't post whatever she wants of hers? If you really don't want to see it, then don't follow her. You must have nothing to do to try to tear apart someone who's living well," and, "There are many things to criticize Sulli for, but you're going too far... I also believe that Sulli really does not have a great personality, but honestly, the malicious comments are worse... In the end, you're the same as her. Speaking ill of others is also bad. She deserves some criticism, but it seems like she's getting crazier and crazier..."