SM Entertainment has released a statement to confirm the recent rumors regarding Red Velvet Irene.
On October 21, a stylist who’s been working in the industry for more than 15 years took to their Instagram account to share firsthand how they were mistreated by a popular female idol who had threw a tantrum and was verbally abusive. They stated the idol’s harsh words hurt them and made them feel humiliated reducing them to tears. The stylist tagged #psycho and #monster leading fans to believe it has to be a Red Velvet member and either Seulgi or Irene. The post has since been deleted.
The rumors then began to grow out of control with more people in the industry jumping to the defense of the stylist talking about the said idol tantrums and attitude on set.
On October 22, SM Entertainment confirmed that the idol in question is indeed Irene; they issued an announcement to reveal that Irene has met the stylist in person and apologized to them for her actions.
Here is their statement,
“This is SM Entertainment.
We would like to comment about the article that was posted about Irene by a stylist.
Irene has met the stylist in person this afternoon to sincerely apologize for the pain she caused due to her careless attitude and emotional outbursts and actions.
We are very sorry for causing people concern with her immature image.
We also feel responsible for this and will not forget the hard work that the staff has to put in for the company and the artist. We will make sure such a thing never happens again for everyone we work with.
Once again, we would like to apologize for causing concern to many people.”
Fans had been defending Irene earlier today and are extremely shocked by the turn of events. Irene has also issued an apology via her instagram. Stay tuned for updates.
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