11:06 am - 11/10/2012

LOEN SPEAKS

With the recent surfacing of a photo showing IU and Eunhyuk together that was accidentally revealed through IU’s Twitter, fans and netizens alike had been awaiting an official statement from the artists’ respective agencies.

It seems Loen Entertainment is the first to break their silence as they have just released an official statement on the issue:



Hello. This is Loen Entertainment.

This is an official statement regarding the picture that was revealed early this morning through IU’s Twitter.

First, we bow our heads and sincerely apologize for causing concern to all the representatives and all the fans of IU and Super Junior.

The revealed photo was from this summer when IU was very sick and Eunhyuk had come to visit her at her home, and was taken then when they sat on the sofa together; it was revealed to the outside due to IU’s mistake through her related photo uploading service while IU was making a mention on Twitter.

IU is sincerely sorry for bringing harm to her sunbae Eunhyuk due to her error.

Lastly, IU and Eunhyuk are close sunbae-hoobae who have been close since IU’s debut, Eunhyuk is close to the point that he has even dined with IU’s mother. We ask that you do not exaggerate or make assumptions about IU and Eunhyuk’s relationship due to this incident.

We will return to greet you as a more matured agency after having learned from this incident. We apologize once again.

We are sorry.

Loen Entertainment

Source: allkpop

Lol. Sure.
jia_zhang 10th-Nov-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
What irritates me about this whole "scandal" is why people are giving a big fuss about it. Whether they are together or not, it's not of the fans business and people need to take a massive chill pill. I always think KPOP PR needs to take a few lessons from the West when it comes to people's romantic relationships (ie. Beiber and Selena Gomez).
gyuri 10th-Nov-2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
Because to a celebrity, the most important thing is their image. IU's company had pushed hat she was this innocent fluffy cloud angel that could do no wrong. And then she posted a picture post-coitus. And when fan's aren't happy with you or your image, they're not going to buy your stuff. People don't buy your stuff and you fade into irrelevancy.

If LOEN hadn't been pushing that image of IU but rather kept it as "she's just some normal girl nxt door" this wouldn't be as big of a deal.
jia_zhang 10th-Nov-2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
I get why this happened, it just irritates me when people become really delusional and think they own someone. Like why do they think they have a right to dictate or care about someone else's personal life? It's this part of KPop that's always completely baffled me. I mean, I stan a lot of people, but I couldn't give two cents if they were fucking. Hell, I would be pretty happy to know they are cuz that's, you know, normal. The attitude of most of these fans just annoys me. It's like this big disconnect between reality and their own fictions.

*sigh* I feel really bad for IU. Hopefully this won't affect her career too much.
noneko 10th-Nov-2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
IA, and I don't think KPop can truly be popular in the rest of the world if fans truly believe that a bunch of teenagers/young adults are going to be celibate their entire careers just because the fans can't take the fact that their oppa/unnie isn't going to date them.
gyuri 10th-Nov-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
except young people knew that IU wasn't as innocent and that her and Eunhyuk were together for quite some time. IU's fans are mostly uncle fans and they're the ones who are like "omg nooooo" but no one save for like two fans have taken any drastic measures.

this ISN'T going to be as bad as people think it will cause IU is an adult, most people already knew it was going on to begin with, and they knew she was a ~sly fox~ all along.

Edited at 2012-11-10 05:50 pm (UTC)
kazu_kumaguro 11th-Nov-2012 02:49 am (UTC)
uncle fans aren't that bad okay, my experience as AKB48's fan teach me that.
there are some crazy one yes but majority of them aren't.
'the uncle fans' are the ones who keep supporting the girls despite their scandals.
the ones who are burning their CDs are their antis.
jia_zhang 10th-Nov-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
It's this really twisted mentally of "If I can't have you, no one will", which is really wrong. I mean, if your really love your bias/stan/idol/whatever, then you would want them to be genuinely happy and not miserable and alone. I dunno, maybe I'm just abnormal, but every time I see my oppas with a girl I'm like "yeah~get it~". >_>;
borrowed 10th-Nov-2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
I don't know how accurate this translation was but this was on AKP a few days ago about something she was asked on GO SHOW

When asked if she’d ever publicly date, she said, “I’m going to hide it for as long as possible. Fans told me to make sure I don’t get caught, that I could do whatever I want but they asked me not to hurt them. Fans always tell me to hide it.“

So they know, they'd just not rather see/know. I think they'll be forgiving of her.

kris_kt 10th-Nov-2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
similar to what he said a long time ago:
"We are stars so we can't ignore our fans. Not announcing it doesn't mean you just live for your fans, it's for myself and to protect the person I love. I think is better to keep it unannounced"

I think most idols think this way, and sane fans know about this.
love_allure 10th-Nov-2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
phft, i see stans for hollywood actors act the same way though. i don't remember the name of the actor, but that guy who played loki in thor? shit was off the cray cray charts when people found out he might be dating someone on ontd and tumblr. i have plenty of other examples. i think we just hear about the crazies more than the rational people because they're fucking LOUD.
trancexperiment 11th-Nov-2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
Tom Hiddleston.
I swear, all of Tumblr is like a shrine to him. His fangirls also freaked out when he shortened his bio on twitter. They're fucking crazy.
cuizy 10th-Nov-2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
I don't mind them dating.... But since I'm personally against pre-marital sex I would rather them not do that. But I know sexual morality is going down the drain everywhere in the world esp the entertainment industry. So I'd rather them do it with their bf/gfs than forced to with higher ups in management etc
waterpulse 10th-Nov-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
True, but didn't she come out on Go Show and say she watched porn just recently? And people didn't issue with it then even though it was contrary to her image, but the moment the photo comes out, she's a 'fox'.
gyuri 10th-Nov-2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
there's a huge difference between being like "yah i watched porn once" and "whoops posted a pic of me and my bf after sex lol".

the porn thing can be played off as ~innocent IU being curious~ and idk i mean i guess you can play off the sex thing, but i imagine it'd be harder too
waterpulse 10th-Nov-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
Admittedly one is a far milder example of her behaving in a way that doesn't adhere to her image, but no one turned on her and called her two-faced until the photo came out.

I completely understand why people are reacting the way they are, but knowing why is part of the reason it bothers me so much, because I find issue with the thinking that jumps from "Oh, so cute she watches porn" to "Omg she had sex what a slut".
falling_empress 11th-Nov-2012 10:13 am (UTC)
Dude the people on tumblr are fucking NUTS...i've read so many posts about how they have "every right" to be upset because its "not any different than being in love with a boyfriend" and batshit insane stuff like that...dude. suju is not your bf. O.O
jia_zhang 11th-Nov-2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. O_O Are you serious!?!? I'm like...whoa. >_>; Massive side-eyeing ELFs right now. God, some fans really ruin things for other people. Like how am I supposed to stay in the same fandom with all of these nutbars? Where is sanity?
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