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:
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아이린입니다. 저의 어리석은 태도와 경솔한 언행으로 스타일리스트 분께 마음의 상처를 드려 진심으로 죄송합니다. 제가 이 자리에 있기까지 함께 노력해주신 많은 분들의 도움이 있었는데 성숙하지 못한 행동으로 큰 상처를 드린 점 후회하고 반성하고 있습니다. 이번 일을 통해 지난 시간을 되돌아 보니 저의 부족한 언행이 많이 부끄러웠고 스태프분들의 소중함을 다시 한번 느끼게되었습니다. 앞으로는 이런 일이 없도록 더욱 신중히 생각하고 행동하겠습니다. 부족한 저를 응원해 주시는 팬 여러분과 이번 일로 인해 심려를 끼쳐드린 모든 분들께 진심으로 죄송합니다.
“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