There have been some different reactions to this from netizens on various Korean online communities.
Some have said that it’s a matter of course considering the company’s image. Others, however, think that removing her from advertisements was too much, saying that they wonder if taking her off was justified, and that they want Ailee back on the ads.
The chicken company in question explained, “Ailee’s commercial contract hasn’t ended. But consumers have been showing sensitive reactions to Ailee’s recent situation, and Ailee’s agency is also not entirely keen on the singer’s exposure at this time, so we took certain steps.”
What do you think? Was removing Ailee from the ads justified, or was it a step too far?