IU has encouraged fans to do ‘stay at home‘ challenge this weekend amid news of a surge in COVID-19 cases.


On August 22, the singer-actress posted the below message on her Instagram story, telling fans, “Who wants to do a ‘homebody’ challenge today, tomorrow, this weekend?” The message from the singer-songwriter came after news of a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea.


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IU has also been running her ‘Homebody Signal‘ series on YouTube ever since social distancing measures began, giving her fans online content to watch. Netizens are speculating she wanted to encourage her fans to social distance.

IU ‘s ‘stay at home‘ challenge has made a great influence to her fans, especially in this difficult situation due to COVID-19.

In recent news, she donated 100 million Won ($84,540.20 USD) to flood relief efforts according to Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association under her real name Lee Ji Eun. In addition, she is one of the leading donation angels in the entertainment industry. It has donated more than 300 million won to prevent the spread of Corona 19 and has continued to do good deeds by donating 100 million won to mark Children’s Day in May.