Recently a stylist and editor who worked with Red Velvet described an encounter she had with a member of the group where she addressed her with strong words . This caused crying and a feeling of humiliation in the stylist. Towards the end of his post, he posted the hashtags #Psycho and #Monster.
After this situation, Irene felt alluded to and published an apology for what happened on her Instagram account. The post says the following:
“I am Irene.
I sincerely apologize for hurting the stylist with my silly attitude and careless words and actions.
Getting to this point involves the help of many people who have worked with me but my immature actions caused great pain and I regret that and am reflecting.
I have been reflecting on this, and I feel very embarrassed by the words and actions and once again I feel how precious the staff is.
I will be more careful about my actions in the future so that this doesn’t happen again.
I sincerely apologize to the fans who support me and to everyone I caused concern about this. “
Translation of Red Velvet’s Irene (rQenebaebae) post
A few hours later, SM Entertainment shared a new statement, adding to the Idol’s apology , regarding the episode previously mentioned. The company said that Irene “apologized for hurting her with her careless attitude, words and actions that make her feel sorry for this fact (…) we will work hard so that this does not happen again with the people with whom we will work.”
Full statement SM Entertainment:
“We are SM Entertainment
We would like to comment on the article a stylist published about Irene.
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 to worry many people with your immature image.
We also feel responsible for this, and we cannot forget the hard work that all the people and staff we work with do for both the company and the artists. We will make sure that something like this will never be happy again, for everyone we work with.
Once again, we would like to apologize for causing concern to many people. “
Statement regarding Irene’s situation