Red Velvet‘s Joy was recently faced with hate comments after liking a post made by Kwak Jeong Eun regarding “A Good Day To Be Alone”, which is a book about the sacrifices women make after marriage.
In the post, the author pointed out the unfair domestic division of labor, the break in the woman’s career portfolio after marriage, as well as the perception that women should be the ones to take care of domestic duties.
The post had already accumulated over 2500 likes in just a month, but when it was revealed that Joy liked the post, netizens started criticizing the idol for “declaring feminism“.
The said netizens have been leaving comments such as “I don’t know why kids like this do this when they make money off of sex appeal” and “It wasn’t long ago since she stripped down and shook her a**“.
On the other hand, there are opposing comments expressing whether simply liking such a post can be perceived to mean one is in favor of or against feminism.
This wasn’t the first time a celebrity was criticized for speaking up about feminism. Prior to this incident, Red Velvet’s Irene also received criticism for expressing her enjoyment of Cho Nam Ju‘s book, “Kim Ji-young, Born 1982”.