The world of Ok-pop is commonly characterised by passionate fandoms and fiercely protecting followers identified for his or her unwavering help and devotion to their idols.
Nonetheless, current incidents involving singer/actress IU and influencer Molly Chang prompted controversy and angered IU’s followers (generally generally known as ‘Uaena’).
An uninvited gesture sparks outrage
Uaena is offended on the ‘influencer’ who crosses the boundary and touches IU carelessly
On Might 16, IU attended a style model photograph name occasion held at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. The presence of a singer who has been praised by her unfold broadly, drawing consideration from varied style magazines.
Nonetheless, what began as a routine occasion additionally aroused the anger of the Uaena with an surprising incident.
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As IU handed by along with her bodyguards, Molly Chiang, a well-known Taiwanese influencer, reached out and grabbed IU’s wrist.
This seemingly careless motion shortly fanned the flames of concern amongst IU’s followers, who noticed it as a blatant invasion of IU’s privateness.
Public Response to Uncomfortable Encounters
The viral video of this awkward interplay was met with a wave of criticism from netizens around the globe.
Witnesses famous that IU might really feel uncomfortable as she subtly signaled her bodyguards to intervene.
Molly Chiang’s persistence was thought of disrespectful by many, even after the uncomfortable change stopped.
Critics additional fueled their displeasure by declaring IU’s try and free her hand from Chiang’s clutches. Some even stated it was ‘horrible’ and that it was an act of invading the artist’s non-public house.
Repeated violations amplify fan anger
Suspicions of comparable habits previously amplified criticism aimed toward Molly Chang.
It was reported that he invaded the non-public house of Korean actor Jung Hae-in at a Louis Vuitton occasion in Taiwan earlier this yr.
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Her fixed superstar chasing, which crosses the boundaries of well mannered fan habits, has netizens calling for a change in her ‘superstar chasing habits’.
Social media apologies for fan backlash
Confronted with rising backlash, Chiang took to social media to apologize for his actions. She acknowledged the significance of looking for her consent earlier than participating along with her celebs, and deeply apologized for her personal frivolous habits.
“I am actually sorry, however this apology did not do a lot to calm the offended UAENAs,” she stated in an announcement.
Some followers expressed their displeasure by leaving dangerous feedback, resembling spreading false accusations that Chiang “hates IU”.
an try and rectify the state of affairs
Because the controversy grew, Chiang Kai-shek made one other assertion, this time expressing deep remorse by reaching out to an unfamiliar superstar.
She claimed that her occasion invitation was a testomony to her arduous work and that her complete profession being fired over the incident was unfair.
Moreover, Jang expressed his sturdy response place, promising authorized motion in opposition to the spreaders of false details about fabricated articles that unfold hatred in the direction of IU.
Along with defending her, she secured the contact data of IU’s company by means of acquaintances, expressed her will of reflection, and despatched an apology for translation to mirror on IU and her followers.
Injury Management: Public Apology and Dedication to Future Motion
Because the backlash intensified, Molly Chiang addressed the controversy by way of her social media platforms on Might 18.
She expressed remorse over the truth that she prompted ‘displeasure and discomfort’ within the means of speaking with IU.
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Chiang additionally admitted to his transgressions, saying he ought to have been extra conscious of his habits regardless of his need to have interaction with celebrities to accommodate his followers.
In an announcement, she pressured the significance of consent, declaring that she would by no means pressure a photograph shoot if a supervisor or superstar refused.
Mr. Jang hopes that such uncomfortable issues is not going to be repeated sooner or later, and promised to speak extra in truth and respectfully with the general public sooner or later.