Red Velvet‘s Irene has been underground on social media for awhile despite a successful performance at SM Entertainment‘s SM Town live stream concert recently.
She took a few moments to pen a heartfelt note to fans for the first time in awhile through Lysn.
The star apologized once again for the matter and updated fans on her self-reflection.
” Hello. This is Irene. It’s been snowing lots and the weather is getting cold. Is everyone doing well? It’s late but I’m nervous coming to greet you guys via a post like this. Firstly, I wanted to apologize for causing many people such a huge pain and for worrying everyone due my lacking ways. When I was 19, in 2009, I started my trainee life and up to now, I stood before everyone as Red Velvet’s Irene. This is my life’s everything. As I came to an age that is both young and mature while living in the small society that is called the entertainment industry, I wanted to do better than anyone at my work, and I have always thought that achieving that is what is the most important to me. As I thought personally that I’ve been getting along fine with people around me, I did not realize that the way I communicate or express myself could become a problem and I thought that everyone’s way of communication was just different respectively.”
Irene also shared her promise for the future, and wished fans a happy new year.
“In response to the past incident, I have been at the receiving end of much worry and reprimand, both by the public and of course, people around me. Due to this, I had the time to silently reflect on myself. Also, although I am undeserving, there were the members, fans and staff that took care of me by my side and I came to the realisation that it was due to the care of these people that I was able to promote without much issue all this while.
Just as much as we are unable to turn back time, I am also making efforts so as not to go back to my past self. I have realized the gravity of words and actions and will become a more mature person. In the future, I will not only try to show good sides of me as Red Velvet’s leader and as a singer, but I will also work hard so as not to disappoint everyone as the human, Bae Juhyun.
As this is something that happened due to my lacking ways, I hope that there will not be any more people that receive criticism due to it. It is late but, happy new year.”
On that note, Irene concluded her heartwarming letter to fans. Stay tuned for what the ever-talented Red Velvet has for it’s fan in the new year!