Back on October 21, a photoshoot editor who said that they worked in the industry for 15-years took to a lengthy, angry SNS post and accused a female idol of "trampling [them] underfoot" with a verbal anger rampage. This editor claims that they took an audio recording of the incident to serve as evidence later, but has yet to publicize this recording.
After this SNS post became a heated topic online, many netizens speculated that the editor's use of the hashtags #psycho and #monster pointed to Red Velvet. Soon, netizens and industry insiders alike began to accuse Red Velvet's Irene of being the female idol in question.
When some fans stepped up to defend Irene by pointing out that this editor had complimented Irene's visuals in the past, even mentioning that they liked Irene & Seulgi's song "Monster", the editor responded by deleting the post praising Irene's beauty from 4 years ago. The post which mentioned "Monster" was also edited.
Furthermore, to comments by netizens on their SNS stating, "I want to help", the editor replied, "I'm gonna see this through".
Meanwhile, SM Entertainment has not issued a response to this ongoing issue.