IU recently posted behind-the-scenes photos of herself posing for W Korea, but she was hit with heavy criticism shortly after for posting such photos during the “Nth Room” scandal.

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Although many fans enjoyed IU’s gorgeous photos, some didn’t think it was appropriate under the circumstances.

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In the comment section of one online community, netizens left all sorts of negative comments calling IU’s post inappropriate.

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One netizen even shared, “I really don’t want to say this, but this is not right.

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But other fans of IU came to her defense expressing that such malicious commenters need to be charged.

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It was recently reported that a chatroom called “Nth Room” on an application called Telegram sexually assaulted underage girls and produced videos that were shared for members of the group to see.

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Although one of the main administrators of the group, Cho Joo Bin has been arrested and exposed to the public, the petition to expose everyone involved is still ongoing.

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Regarding the malicious comments, IU’s agency announced that they will be taking legal measures for those leaving malicious comments on her posts.