IU fans spoke up to defend Jang Wonyoung (IVE) in recent attitude controversy 

Korean netizens are speculating whether Jang Wonyoung (IVE) was disrespecting IU in her broadcast VCR. 

Melon Music Awards 2022 (MMA 2022) which gathered favorite artists such (G)I-DLE, IVE, LE SSERAFIM, TXT, ENHYPEN and NewJeans wrapped up four days ago but not without the ongoing hot topics on social media. 

The online debate this time revolves around the alleged disrespect from Jang Wonyoung (IVE) to her senior in the industry, IU

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Jang Wonyoung (IVE) sparked controversy on social media for moments allegedly disrespectful attitudes to IU 

In the circulated gif, when the broadcast VCR of IU’s speech ended, all artists were seen clapping their hands except for Jang Wonyoung who was sitting still and emotionless. Some speculated that was due to the negative responses to her cover of IU’s song.

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Amidst the controversy, a group of audience members spoke up in defense of Jang Wonyoung, stating that there were editing involved that distorted the truth.  When the VCR was shown, Wonyoung was said to be applauding IU. 

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On Twitter, IU fans said themselves: “Stop using IU’s name to hate on another idol you don’t like. Cropping the video to make her look bad. Wonyoung did clap. It’s not that serious. free IU and Wonyoung”

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The earlier part of the full clip showed Wonyoung clapped for IU at the beginning

Several comments from netizens: 

  • The full video shows Jang Wonyoung clapping with the others in the audience and clapped once for IU.
  • Jang Wonyoung is getting too much spotlight she is scrutinized everywhere she goes. 

Source: k14

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