Netizens are even angrier with Irene (Red Velvet) after she wrote a letter of apology.
In October 2020, the public could not help but be shocked by Irene (Red Velvet) ‘s attitude series. Although she wrote a letter to apologize to the stylist and the audience immediately and had to cancel all activities, Irene still received criticism, even being asked to leave the group by anti-fans.
After a period of silence, on the evening of January 15, the leader of Red Velvet posted a long letter, apologizing for the scandal that insulted the editor/stylist. The SM beauty admitted her mistakes and promised to become a better person. However, the apology of Irene received a lot of criticism from netizens. Many netizens disapproved that she called insulting others a “method of communication”.
- 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 as she did,
- Don’t worry Irene, we still support you
- No one is perfect
- 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.
Before that, in October 2020, Irene was accused of insulting an editor/stylist for 20 minutes. This scandal shocked Korean showbiz. Then, SM announced that the two sides had met, Irene also apologized. Recently, she continued to apologize after a long time.
Irene’s letter is as follows:
“Hello. This is Irene.
It’s been snowing a lot and got cold out too, are you all doing well? It’s late but I feel nervous to be greeting to you all through a post.
First, I wanted to say that I’m sorry for causing so much pain and worry to many people because of my imperfections.
I started my life as a trainee in 2009 at the age of 19, and standing in front of all of you as Red Velvet’s Irene up until now has been everything in my life. As I approached an age that could be seen as both young and old, while living in the small society known as the entertainment world, I wanted to do the best when it came to my work and I thought of achieving that as being the most important task I’ve been given. I thought that I was getting along well with the people around me in my own way, so I didn’t know that my methods of communication or my expressions could become a problem, and I just thought that everyone has different ways of communicating.
Because of what happened, I received a lot of concern and reprimands from the people around me too as well as the public, and through this I gained the time to quietly reflect upon myself. Also, I realized that there were people around me who cherish me, even if it was undeserved, including my members, fans, and staff, and I also realized that I had been able to promote without any issues because of how they looked after me.
Just as one can’t turn back the clock, I’m also working hard to not return to the way I used to be. I realized the weight of words and actions, and I will try to become a more mature person. On top of showing a good side of myself as Red Velvet’s leader and a singer, I will also work hard as the person Bae Joo Hyun to not disappoint you.
I hope that there will no longer be anyone who is criticized because of what happened due to my imperfections. Although it’s late, happy new year.”