The topic of the photo she'd uploaded onto her Twitter had long been avoided, but she finally spoke up about it on the July 23 installment of SBS' 'Incarnation'. When asked about the incident, she started with, "I wondered, why did this happen? Why did I do this? First, I did upload it by mistake. And to be honest, I couldn't even blame anyone else because I was the one who uploaded it. It wasn't that I could even have a hard time because of it [because it was my fault]."
She added, "I was so sorry to many people. Since I did it myself, I thought, who should I feel the most apologetic to? Should I be sorry to the people who loved me? Or should I be sorry to the people who loved the person I hurt (the other person in the photo)? I also thought a lot about, should I go out and apologize to everyone and clear up all the misunderstandings, or should I just stay quiet? I pushed back variety shows as much as I could because of that."
She continued, "I was so sorry. It wasn't something that made me have a hard time, being a burden on me or anything because I should just be sorry to everyone. I'm so sorry."
One of the MCs asked, "I was very curious about this. Did you eat well on the day this happened?", and IU answered, "That day, Yoo In Na came over. We're really close. She just fed me continuously. She kept making conversation on other topics, and even when I said, 'Unni, you can leave', she stayed by my side and kept feeding me. Even after that, she would go onto the radio and say, 'I want to listen to IU's song right now! This is IU's song'. I thought, 'She's so stupid', but I was so sorry and thankful. It made me realize how many people I've hurt just from one action."
MC Kim Gu Ra then asked the most important question. He said, "What did the other person [in the photo] say?". IU answered, "He asked me if I was OK. I told him, 'I don't have the rights to be not okay. I'm just so sorry to everyone for everything'."
When MC Kim Hee Sun joked, "You should have just gone to sleep early that day," she admitted, "Yeah, I should have...".