Red Velvet’s Irene was involved in a scandal of unpleasant treatment she did to a fashion stylist. The accident was first revealed by the stylist through an Instagram post. She claimed that she got unpleasant treatment from ‘celebrity A’.
Some suspected that Irene was irritated due to an outfit malfunction that happened to her at Gangnam Festival stage a few days ago. At that time, the transmitter Irene was using fell out of her outfit so she had to hold the transmitter during Red Velvet’s performance. Although the exact cause is not known, the stylist expressed her disappointment without naming the artist she was referring to.
Quoting a few sentences written by the stylist on her Instagram post, “I should have prepared myself before meeting this person, especially after hearing stories about her. But today I was completely speechless after hearing this person stabbed me with her words”. She also added, “She didn’t even try to listen to my explanation.” At the end of her caption, the stylist put the hashtags #psycho and #monster which are songs from Red Velvet, thereby making the public suspect that the celebrity she mentioned was Irene. The stylist also claims that she has recorded the dispute between the two.
After this issue received public attention, Irene’s agency SM Entertainment immediately arranged a meeting with the stylist to seek confirmation regarding the claim she made against Irene. After the meeting with the stylist, SM Entertainment released the following statement:
“This is SM Entertainment. We will respond to the stylist’s post about Irene that has been circulating online.
Irene sincerely apologized for hurting the stylist’s heart with emotional actions upon meeting her this afternoon, she is also sorry for causing concerns due to her immature actions.
We also feel responsible for this, and we will not forget the hard work of all the people and staffs who have worked with us and our artists, we will try our best so things like this will not happen again to everyone we work with.
Once again, we apologize for causing concerns to everyone. “
Aside from her agency’s statement, Irene also admitted to her actions and personally apologized through an Instagram post.
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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.
“This is Irene.
I sincerely apologize for hurting the stylist with my foolish attitude, childish actions, and words.
I have received a lot of help from people who have given their best to get me where I am now, and I am sorry that I have deeply hurt them with my immature actions.
This accident made me look back, and I was very ashamed of my actions and words, and once again I felt the importance of the staff to me.
I will think and act more carefully so that it will not happen again.
I sincerely apologize to the fans who have supported me, for causing concerns regarding this incident. “
With an open apology that has been issued by both Irene and SM Entertainment, both parties have decided to reconcile. The stylist has also deleted the post on her Instagram account.