The image of IU being hit in the face by a water bottle from a Chinese fan was summoned.
On the 26th, a post titled “IU got hit by a bottle” was published on theqoo, an online community discussing entertainers. The post also contained a gif of IU in an unexpected situation at her concert in Shanghai, China.
At that time, IU said in the performance, “I’m thirsty, please give me some water,” and a water bottle was thrown at IU from the audience. However, this water bottle hit on IU’s cheek and surprised her. IU actually put her hand on her cheek and looked in pain. But then she smiled, “It’s okay. I’m really okay. This is just a funny situation. I’ll drink water,” she said, reassuring the audience. Fans were deeply moved by her generous handling and personality.
This video was summoned again by being uploaded on TikTok and spreading through various community sites. Fans showed reactions such as “One more time watching but I’m still dizzy”, “You shouldn’t throw anything on the stage. It’s manners”, “The staff should bring it”, and “OMG, too dangerous.”