Posted by Sophie-Ha Friday, January 15, 2021

Korean netizens criticize Red Velvet's Irene as she apologizes for her "communication method"


On January 15th, Red Velvet's Irene greeted fans in the New Year and apologized for her attitude controversy once again.

Irene has been taking time for self-reflection, making minimal public appearances since the controversy that erupted last October after editor Kang Kook Hwa's first-hand account of a rude idol. The Red Velvet member personally admitted she was the idol who had an angry episode and apologized for the incident.

Irene posted a message to the music community
portal Lysn and wrote, "I'm late, but I'm trembling as I say hello in writing. Firstly, I wanted to say I apologize for causing so much pain and worry to so many people because of my inadequacy."

Irene continued to write, "As I can't turn back time, I'm making a lot of effort to not return to the way I used to be. I realized the heaviness of words and actions, and I will become a more mature person. In the future, as a leader of Red Velvet and a singer, I will not only show a good image but also as the human being Bae Joo Hyun, I will try not to disappoint you. I hope that somebody will no longer be criticized for what happened because of my inadequacy. It's late, but a happy new year."

Despite Irene's effort to show her sincerity, there has been a divided opinion from netizens as many criticized Irene while others supported the artist. Some Korean netizens believe that Irene did not realize what she had done wrong as she wrote, " I lived while thinking I was getting along with the people around me in my own way, so I didn't know that my communication method or expression could be a problem. I only thought that each way of communication was different." Many took issue with the phrase "Communication method" disapproved of Irene's word choices.

Netizens commented, "Lol, I really wonder if abuse of power is a form of 'Communication,'" "I feel she's only apologizing because she's afraid the stylist will reveal the voice recording, lol," "She's apologizing again now?" "I don't think a person can change the personality they had for 30 years that easily and abusing power is not a method of communication," "I just hope she doesn't act like she did," "Don't worry Irene, we still support you," "No one is perfect," and "I don't know, but I don't think she's sincere, I feel she's just writing this for herself lol, so she can feel better."

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not_my_name304 pts Friday, January 15, 2021 16
Friday, January 15, 2021

I do agree though that the term “communication method” was not appropriate in this situation. It sounds like she’s kind of ignoring the real problem at hand, but then again changing your personality does not happen overnight..


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kimjiwoochuu2,616 pts Friday, January 15, 2021 5
Friday, January 15, 2021

yall, she apologized and her stylist accepted the apology, now move on and let her live.

-fellow knet


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