Red Velvet‘s Irene has personally apologized to a stylist for her “foolish attitude and careless words and actions” towards them. Now, fans are sharing their thoughts about the controversy and showing support for Irene.

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On October 22, a stylist spoke out about an unpleasant encounter with Irene that left them in tears.

I was hit by the endless knives she threw at me with her tongue and so I cried. I couldn’t be bothered with caring about who I was in front of, and just couldn’t contain my tears. #psycho #monster

— Stylist and editor “A”

Shortly after, Red Velvet’s agency, SM Entertainment, and Irene both addressed the incident and apologized.

I sincerely apologize for hurting the stylist with my foolish attitude and careless words and actions. I am regretting and reflecting on the fact that I have hurt many people who have worked with me up to this point, due to my immature behavior.

— Irene

Many K-Pop fans and ReVeluvs are praising Irene’s willingness to face the issue head-on by apologizing for her mistakes rather than concealing them.

Instead of “canceling” Irene, many are showing her understanding and compassion while encouraging others to do the same. As one fan said, “One mistake does not define a person’s character.” 

What is the incident that sparked Irene’s controversy in the first place? It might have happened at the Gangnam K-Pop Festival.

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