One of Red Velvet personnel, Irene recent controversy for her past behavior. For that case, Irene and SM Entertainment have both spoken up about the matter. Irene also issuing a personal apology.
Although some have called her out for her rude actions in the past, while others have stepped up to defend her.
A new slew of stylists, staff, and dancers that have worked with Irene have written posts to rebut allegations.
One of her stylist for a commercial shoot done by Irene wrote to Instagram, and choose to defend the singer with a simple sentence.
“Depending on what your existence is to the person, what kind of person you also change in relativity. #ToMeSheWasSoPretty
And other Red Velvet’s dancer also defended the singer.
It has been 5 years since I’ve been with unnie. From preparing for the album to broadcasts and concerts, we’ve been together without rest all this time. Even if it doesn’t seem like she cares, she’s a detailed person that always takes care of the dancers first, every promotional cycle. How many artists would write handwritten letters to each and every dancer that worked with her to convey her emotions? Although I don’t think that I know every part of unnie, as a dancer that has worked with her for a long time, I believe she is a warm person. Joohyun unnie, I am always thankful.
— Irene’s backup dancer