Red Velvet‘s Irene has personally apologized following her attitude controversy that came out earlier in the day....
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Red Velvet‘s Irene has personally apologized following her attitude controversy that came out earlier in the day.
In an official statement made by SM Entertainment, it was announced that Irene personally met up with the stylist who posted the original post about her attitude, and apologized to her.
This is SM Entertainment.
We would like to comment about the article that was posted about Irene by a stylist.
Irene met the stylist in person this afternoon, and sincerely apologized for the pain she caused the stylist due to her careless attitude and emotional outbursts and actions. We are very sorry for concerning many people with her immature image. ----- SM Entertainment
SM Entertainment also stated that they feel responsible for the incident, and vowed to change.
We also feel responsible for this, and we can’t forget the hard work that all of the people and staff we work with put in for both the company and the artists. We will make sure that something like this does not happy again, for everyone we work with.
Once again, we would like to apologize for causing concern to many people. ----- SM Entertainment
Irene also posted on her personal Instagram account an apology for what she did. View this post on Instagram
A post shared by IRENE (@renebaebae) on Oct 22, 2020 at 4:59am PDT
This is Irene.
I sincerely apologize for hurting the stylist with my foolish attitude and careless words and actions.
I am regretting and reflecting on the fact that I have hurt many people who have worked with me up to this point, due to be immature behavior.
Looking back on the past because of this, I am feeling ashamed of my lacking behavior, actions, and words, and I have once again realized the importance of our staff members. --- Irene
Irene also personally vowed to change for the better in the future.
I will think and act more carefully in the future, so this does not happen again.
I would like to sincerely apologize to the fans who support me, and all the people who have been concerned about this incident. --- Irene
Earlier in the day, an anonymous stylist released a post targeting an idol who had poor attitude. The hints attached to the post targeted a Red Velvet member, which some netizens thought was Irene. On the other hand, Reveluvs went to defend her. However, shortly after, other production staff members also came out to call out Irene.
Stylist and editor “A”, who has been in the industry for a good 15 years, recently uploaded a post on his Instagram that targeted an unnamed female idol. However, netizens have been speculating it to be Red Velvet‘s Irene.
Although the post has since been deleted, the post had been tagged with the hashtags #psycho and #monster, leading netizens to believe as such. The post criticized the idol for poor manners.
Today, on location somewhere in ‘Eul’, I was thoroughly stepped on and done over by one person. Even before I met her, I heard from others that I needed to be mentally prepped to meet her. Today, I was at the brunt of the electric needles shot by her, and lost my words. I stood still as if my hands, feet and brain were tied up. I became a fool as I could not do anything in front of someone that was looking at me with such distaste while shuddering. I was hit by the endless knives she threw at me with her tongue and so I cried. I couldn’t be bothered with caring about who I was in front of, and just couldn’t contain my tears. #psycho #monster --- Stylist and editor “A”
It was also discovered that “A” had deleted a previous post that had complimented Irene and Seulgi. “A” had also deleted past posts and stories that recommended Red Velvet songs to their followers. This lead more to believe that “A” truly had targeted the recent post at Irene.
Fans however, have been bringing up proof that Irene is a kind person with good character. Irene previously had given out expensive presents to Red Velvet’s back dancers.
Irene also recently gave all her dancers a pair of AirPod Pros complete with cases, after promotions for I&S‘s “Monster” ended.
She also is well-known for taking care of her juniors. She sent NCT 127 rice bowls for their recent promotions as well as for their Neo City concert.
Irene is also known for always stopping to sign autographs for fans, no matter how rushed and crowded the situation is.
Fans are saying that there is no way a person like that would act out of character to a stylist. The stylist in question has yet to give updates on the situation, despite deleting the post. SM Entertainment has also not yet spoken up on the matter.