Red Velvet’s Irene was accused of being disrespectful to a stylist. Irene and SM apologized to the stylist and the stylist said she will no longer talk about the incident.
The damage has already been done, though. People are calling for Irene to leave Red Velvet. The truth is that this reflects a bigger issue in South Korea and entertainment industry in general.
There may be three issues here:
– abuse of power
– lack of women representation in positions of authority
– Bullying culture of faceless netizens
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