Red Velvet‘s Irene was recently caught in a controversy when a longtime stylist and editor created an Instagram post criticizing an unnamed female idol who was soon speculated to be Irene. Netizens have gathered more “conclusive evidence” against the idol for her alleged attitude.
A post on an online community shared that a video director that had worked with SM Entertainment posted a cryptic tweet.
Wow, what should have blown up, finally really did. kekeke
— Video Director
Other netizens replied to the director with regards to his tweet.
- “Wow really…?”
- “I guess it’s not a joke f*ckㅋㅋㅋ”
- “If the recording gets released, it’ll be crazy”
It was reported that the stylist claimed to have a voice recording of her interaction with the idol in question. She had taken the recording in order to protect herself, as well as to demand an apology, threatening to release the recording otherwise.
Netizens also realized that a former backup dancer for Red Velvet had pressed like on the editor’s original post.
The dancer had previously danced on stage with Red Velvet for various events and concerts, including their Red Room tour.
It was also reported that many industry workers, including top fashion photographers and other fashion stylists, had commented on the editor’s original post to speak out against the idol.
You guys are wasting your time shielding her. If you knew how her character is like, you would never be able to do this. There’s so many rumors about her glaring at everyone and being annoyed and screaming during CF shoots…
I knew that something would come up eventually. I hope she fixes her habits.
— Industry Insider
A different colleague commented with an anecdote about their experience working with her.
Seeing this post reminds me of someone famous for her pretty face. I’ve been working in the fashion industry for so long but it’s the first time I’ve seen someone like her. When she didn’t like something she just threw her knee blanket. I hope this becomes publicized~
— Industry Insider
Despite such allegations and many insiders stepping up, SM Entertainment has yet to put out any official notice. The public remains cautious about their views regarding this issue.
Update: Both SM Entertainment and Irene have spoken up about the issue.