When news IU and Jang Ki Ha’s relationship broke out, the male magazine Maxim model Jung Doo Ri posted on her Twitter, “IU, you of all people shouldn’t have done that. Are you insane? Come to your senses and date kids like EXO. I’m begging you… You’re a f***ing above-average female in Korean society, so why? Following Sulli… Did the uncle fans all put on strong corsets or something.”
The comments were met with a lot of backlash from netizens who pointed out that she was out of line and has no business making such remarks about another couple’s relationship.
On October 8, she put up an explanation again on Twitter, saying, “I love pretty girls like IU so much. I can’t help myself. So I get really involved emotionally and as much as possible, I hope those pretty girls date pretty and young boys like themselves. Of course, you say that it’s ridiculous that I’m talking like that about someone else’s relationship, but isn’t Twitter for this kid of talk?”
She then added, “Oh, I’m sorry to EXO fans. I don’t know much about EXO but when I saw pictures in passing, they were very good looking, young, and innocent boys, so I wrote that. I didn’t know it would be offensive to fans.” Her tweets have since been deleted.
What do you think about her comments?