If you’re like me, then you’ve noticed an annoying amount of IU hate since it was announced she was dating Jang Kiha. Most of it comes from Pann and is thus inherently suspect, and while the bullshit hasn’t really spread in Korea beyond angry fangirls, that hasn’t stopped it from being translated non-stop and spread internationally (1/2/3/4/5).
The thrust of it is that IU has been in a ton of scandals where she demonstrated an alleged poor attitude but the public has covered up for her because of an innocent image that she sold to everybody. Basically, they’re mad because IU supposedly gets away with so much. This opinion is expressed, without a hint of irony, as they themselves took the time to compile lists of alleged offenses to hate on IU with, and those lists consist of incidents they remember specifically because the events were news and covered at the time. It all sort of torpedoes their own allegations that she was never examined under the microscope for these alleged infractions or that she got away without consequence. Of course.
But regardless of the inherent hypocrisy of their IU witch-hunt, the actual reality is worse for them. The very lists they create basically take advantage of people’s poor memory and avoid the reasons why IU didn’t get ruined by these so-called scandals. Most of them were bullshit, weren’t her fault to begin with, or were addressed/apologized for at the time. But hey, whatever you do, don’t question Pann blog posts, man.
Additionally, make no mistake about it, the timing of this onslaught of hate emerging with her dating news and people shading Eunhyuk is no coincidence. Neither is the fact that this all came from Pann, home of the upset fangirls ranting randomly with convoluted and selective memory essays. And you know these people are deluded when they get to the point where the crux of this issue is that they’re seriously claiming that a female idol hasn’t been put under enough scrutiny and blamed enough compared to a male idol (you know, like there’s already more actual evidence of iKON bullying than T-ara bullying yet one is allowed to thrive and the other was buried … but that’s none of my business). After all, who will think of the oppars? (Besides everybody else.)
In conclusion, just accept that IU is evil. It was written, after all.