Yoo So Young is under fire for bringing up her past relationship with Son Heung Min.
On July 14, Yoo So Young guested on the Podcast 'Jung Young Jin and Choi Wook's Fiery Friday Night Show'.
The MCs brought up Yoo So Young's past dating news with Son Heung Min, and said, "Today feels like a 'Word Cup' special with Sleepy and Yoo So Young here. Didn't you date a popular soccer player?", and asked if she really dated the sports star.
Yoo So Young coolly admitted, "Yes!" and revealed, "I like watching soccer but I don't know which player is who. This is the first time I'm revealing this but I didn't know who he was at first."
Yoo So Young elaborated on how she met Son Heung Min, and said, "I asked what he does and he said he's a soccer player. I asked for his name and he told me. I replied, 'I'm sorry. I only know about Ahn Jung Hwan'. He seemed very startled. He asked me, 'You don't know me?' My friend spoke up for me and explained that I really don't know who he is." She added, "I was having a meal with my peers and I got to meet him while I was with them. We didn't meet at a club."
Yoo So Young also expressed frustration in rumors stating she used Son Heung Min for fame. On this, she said, "Do you really think I would've done something like that? I'm so upset."
She then elaborated on their paparazzi photos and revealed they were at Paju where the national soccer players have their practices.
Following the broadcast, netizens heavily criticized Yoo So Young for bringing up her ex-boyfriend. Many also pointed out how she just recently admitted her relationship with Go Yoon Sung.
Comments fired criticism, and said, "Why is she still talking about Son Heung Min? She must still have feelings for him or something", "Attention whore", "Why talk about your ex-boyfriend like this? So unmannerly", "Stop lying. You totally knew who he was from the very beginning..", "It's the MCs fault for asking but Yoo So Young didn't need to give this much detail", "She's an embarrassment to Son Heung Min."
Malicious comments flooded Yoo So Young's Instagram account. In response, she uploaded a selfie with her current boyfriend, and captioned, "Please stop. The boyfriend who I love is Go Yoon Sung. Please stop bothering me.. Please..."
The criticism continued despite Yoo So Young's request. Netizens actually criticized her even more, claiming she created the mess herself.
Yoo So Young ultimately turned her Instagram private.