Lee Sung Soo, CEO of SM Entertainment, mentioned Red Velvet, which has recently been embroiled in a controversy over Irene's attitude.
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The 'COMEUP 2020' - Global Startup Festival was broadcast live on YouTube on November 21. At the event, Lee Sung Soo, who came to lecture on the vision of Korean entertainment, appeared on the screen and mentioned Red Velvet while introducing SM Entertainment's flagship groups that led K-Pop.
He said, "About Red Velvet, there has been some controversy recently, and we sincerely apologized for that part," adding, "Red Velvet will be back with a more mature look soon, so please give us a lot of support and attention."
In September, Red Velvet's leader Irene was embroiled in a "gapjil controversy" (a controversy involving bad attitude and actions) due to revelations by fashion magazine reporter-turned-stylist Kang Kook Hwa.
Irene apologized on her SNS, saying, "I am truly sorry for hurting your feelings with my foolish attitude and careless words and actions."
The members of Red Velvet, who had to halt their activities after the controversy, began their SNS activities three weeks after the controversy, gradually expanding their activities. Irene also appeared on SM Entertainment's YouTube channel.