In order to protect IU, her agency Loen Entertainment has responded severely to the perpetrator who has spread rumors about the artist's pregnancy and impending marriage.
They caught the perpetrator on the 23rd. On September 24, a representative of Loen Entertainment revealed more of their thoughts on the situation through a phone conversation: "We are in the process of investigating the perpetrator who continuously spread malicious rumors about IU on the internet."
In regards to whether this recent turn of events will become a hindrance to IU's October comeback, the representative said, "There is a need for precautions coupled with her comeback. However, as we left the rumor alone, people came to believe it."
They also considered the fact that the person who spread this rumor was not a minor but an adult. The representative said, "The person is of age to make personal judgment calls. However, the perpetrator continued to spread the malicious rumor. We are waiting for the prosecutor's investigation.
This happens to other celebrities, not just IU. These days, there are so many young celebrities that it seems to be a bigger problem. The negative issue was resolved through this corrective measure, so we hope it will be a good precedence for the entertainment world."
The representative also revealed that IU had planned to meet the perpetrator as soon as he or she were caught, but for now, they want to keep observing the situation to see how it progresses. However, it was said that, "It seems unreasonable for the artist to meet the perpetrator directly as she was very hurt by these actions."
Stay tuned for more updates on the situation and on IU's upcoming comeback.