Some netizens criticized Zico for taking such action, which can be offensive to Seolhyun. One netizen even sent a direct message to Zico, stating,
"Crazy bastard. This is nonsense. Hey, dating you and getting pictures taken like that was the biggest mistake in Seolhyun's life but you're here with the don't make rumor sh*t. lol You're sh*tty til the end. Barf."
Zico actually sent a message in response, and stated,
"It was a decision to prevent more harm (to Seolhyun). I didn't post it for your favor so don't mind it and I'll take legal action right away if you continue the malicious insults. Don't delete this ID and come talk to my face if you have concerns. Live honorably."
It's reported that the screenshot of Zico's response was shared by the netizen who sent the direct message to Zico.