On July 22, an online post accusing APRIL’s Naeun of bullying gained K-Pop fans’ attention.

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The anonymous netizen claimed, “Every time I see Naeun’s face I am reminded of my past memories.

Due to what I went through in elementary school, I cried and made a fuss a lot of the time. So even now, my mom grits her teeth whenever she sees Naeun on TV.

— Netizen

Naeun’s agency immediately disputed that the bullying allegation is not true and stated that legal actions will be taken. Meanwhile, Naeun — shocked by the netizen’s claims — is said to have made changes to her schedule so she can pull herself back together.

The rumors are false and we will be collecting all related data to take legal action.

— DSP Media

Then, on July 24, the said netizen shared a handwritten apology letter to Naeun — confirming that the allegations are, indeed, all false. She wrote, “I’m writing this apology to take responsibility for my post on Nate Pann, shared July 22, 2020 Wednesday.

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| Nate Pann

I’m writing this apology to take responsibility for my post on Nate Pann, shared July 22, 2020 Wednesday. Everything I said about APRIL Naeun’s history of bullying in elementary school is false. I have never been affected. I apologize to Naeun and her fans for spreading this rumor and causing trouble. I’m sorry.

— Netizen

K-Pop fans are baffled by the “made up controversy”…

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| theqoo

… and are actively showing love and support for Naeun.

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