Updated: Sep 7, 2021
After taking months of hiatus, Irene pens a heartfelt letter to fans thru fanboard, LYSN.
She apologized again for her misbehavior months ago and shared about her self-reflection. She once again owned up to her mistakes and promised to not disappoint in the future, not just as Red Velvet’s leader Irene but also as human, Bae Joohyun (her birth name).
In her letter, she concluded, “I hope that by any chance there will be no one else that will receive criticisms through the things that happened due to my lacking. It’s late but Happy New Year.”
Full English Translation:
Her apology had received mixed reactions from netizens.
Source: https://twitter.com/netizenbuzz/status/1350098677306560512?s=21 Shortly, “Irene” and “Bae Joohyun” trended worldwide on Twitter. Keyword “아이린 괜찮아요” (Irene, it’s okay) was the top search in Korean.
This is her second time posting an apology in social media. After apologizing personally to the stylist, she went to her personal Instagram to post an apology in public. (https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpR_q4glxN/?igshid=ig3o5sw02ubd | Trans: https://twitter.com/5redvelvet/status/1319260638267334658?s=21)
Bae Joohyun, Fighting!