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IVE Jang Wonyoung Criticized After Claims She Didn’t Clap For IU– But Here’s Truth

In a Korean online community, K-Netz criticized Jang Wonyoung for a GIF purportedly showing her not applauding IU. After it went viral, the two female idols’ fans took to SNS to reveal the truth behind the image.

IVE Jang Wonyoung Refused To Clap For IU? Here’s What Actually Happened

On November 27, a post featuring IU and IVE Jang Wonyoung became a hot topic in an online community, Pann Nate.

In particular, the issue sparked when an author wrote an article, “Does Jang Wonyoung hate IU?” The content of the post is a GIF showing IU giving her speech through a pre-recorded video and fourth-gen groups such as TXT, NewJeans and IVE watching and applauding the K-pop icon.

IVE Jang Wonyoung Criticized After Claims She Didn't Clap For IU– But Here's Truth

(Photo : Pann Nate)
IVE Jang Wonyoung Criticized After Claims She Didn’t Clap For IU– But Here’s Truth

The author assumed:

“She insisted on not clapping until the end. But IU is her senior and she’s considerably a veteran singer.

Maybe it’s because IU didn’t react when she heard that Jang Wonyoung messed up while covering IU’s song?”

As soon as the post was posted, it amassed more than 107k views and about 500 comments.

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(Photo : Jang Wonyoung (YTN))

Undoubtedly, Jang Wonyoung received negative feedback for her action, talking bad about her and criticizing the idol for her attitude.

  • “So if you are not the main character, you won’t react at all.”
  • “It seems like she’s not paying attention, so disrespectful.”
  • “I felt it, Jang Wonyoung wouldn’t last with that kind of personality.”

More internet users continued to compare Jang Wonyoung to IU and other artists and accused her of having the “celebrity disease.”

Fortunately, it wasn’t long before fans of the “ELEVEN” singer came to defend the idol and refuted the claim Wonyoung didn’t clap for IU.

IVE Jang Wonyoung Criticized After Claims She Didn't Clap For IU– But Here's Truth

(Photo : Pann Nate)
IVE Jang Wonyoung Criticized After Claims She Didn’t Clap For IU– But Here’s Truth

Providing the longer version of the GIF the OP posted, DIVEs (IVE fandom) pointed out that Wonyoung actually applauded the “Strawberry Moon” singer but put down her hands at least two seconds before the other idols.

In the edited GIF, the scene where Jang was seen not clapping was the part she just stopped. It is speculated that this part was put on a loop to make the GIF looks longer.

  • “Yeah? She did clap. Stop fabricating things. (You’re) really like a real army of soldiers (people hating on Jang Wonyoung)”
  • “She clapped. But even if she didn’t, is she obliged to do it to everyone? Let her have the freedom to do what she wants.”
  • “I can really tell the number of posts hating on Wonyoung increased after she won a daesang. Are you all envious that even though she’s young, she’s pretty, rich and already became an A-list idol?”

IU, alluring goddess beauty… end of year romantic mood

(Photo : IU (News1)

IU fans, UAENAs also defended their idol to some netizens leaving malicious comments toward IU following the post.

  • “Don’t mention IU.”
  • “Leave IU out from here.”
  • “Why are you using IU to hate on other artists.”
  • “Uaena is fine with it, so why are you mad?”

IU, IVE Dominates MMA 2022

On the other hand, on Nov. 26, MelOn held its annual music awards ceremony, MMA 2022.

Among female artists, IU showed off her status as Korea’s representative singer, bagging three trophies, including a Bonsang (Popularity Award), Best Female Solo Artist, and Stage of the Year for her concert, IU’s “The Golden Hour: Under the Orange Sun.”

IVE also proved its status as “the 4th Gen Representative group after taking home four trophies, including a Daesang – Best Song of the Year which is ” LOVE DIVE.”

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Written by Eunice Dawson.

Credit: KpopStarz

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