In the latest broadcast of Now, We Are Breaking Up, a scene between the characters of Song Hye Kyo and Yura is suspected by netizens as a “shade” aimed at Red Velvet’s Irene.
In the 2nd episode of Now, We Are Breaking Up, besides the progress in the main couple’s relationship, the first appearance of Yura also drew attention. Not only impressed with Yura’s classy visuals on screen, many viewers also left comments saying that Yura’s character is based on the attitude controversy of a popular female idol, Red Velvet’s Irene.
Specifically in this scene, Yura plays Hye Rin – a social media influencer invited by Ha Young Eun’s (Song Hye Kyo) fashion company to attend a big event. Although she is young and does not have much experience in fashion, Hye Rin gives herself the right to boss everyone around because she’s famous. She scolds Young Eun’s colleagues, looks down on the company’s design, even rudely throws the outfit on the ground. When Young Eun sees this, she does not stay silent but stands up for her team. Later, Hye Rin is replaced by a more influential figure in the fashion industry, which makes her extremely angry.
Many people said this detail is to throw shade at Irene’s scandal in the past when an editor from a famous magazine accused Irene of cursing and verbally abusing her for 20 minutes straight. After the accusation was posted, a lot of people working in the fashion industry left comments to comfort and support this editor as an indirect way to confirm the claim of Irene’s bad attitude.
“Now, We Are Breaking Up” is aired every Friday and Saturday evening on SBS.