On January 10, Lee Hyori tweeted, “What do you mean I was being sarcastic? I was just saying that you can have a great life even if you don’t get married,” and “Why is it that female celebrities get questioned about marriage all the time as soon as they turn 30? I was so sick of those questions that I was just joking around a little so don’t be like that.”
Previously, on January 9, Lee Hyori attended Uhm Tae Woong’s wedding. During the photo op, the reporters threw out some questions about her marriage plans. Hyori replied, “Even the President-elect [Park Geun Hye] is not married just yet, so I don’t feel the need to marry fast.”
That particular comment was criticized by some netizens. Netizens accused Lee Hyori of being cynical toward Park Geun Hye, who was recently won the presidential race. Although Hyori did not reveal who she voted for, many assumed that she supported Moon Jae In, who ran against Park Geun Hye.
Netizens who came across this tweet commented, “I bet Hyori is stressed for having to explain this,” “I guess this is why having a public relationship is hard,” “I bet she will get married some day,” and more.