Male fans make a show of leaving Irene after finding out she read a feminist book

Article: Red Velvet Irene's 'feminism' controversy... hit after reading '82er Kim Ji Young'

Source: Seoul News via Nate

Some male Red Velvet fans have declared that they are officially leaving the fandom after Irene revealed at a fan meet that one of the latest books she read was '82er Kim Ji Young', a book they claimed is feminism material. After posting pictures of burning her picture or throwing her merchandise away, they left comments like, "I'm disappointed in her", "I regret ever thinking of marrying you", "Bad b*tch", and "Don't act so naive to the world. She needs to realize that the majority of her fans are male and it's wrong for her to make them feel bad when they're spending money on her".

1. [+3,054, -171] "Thought of marrying you" ㅋㅋㅋㅋ what do you expect from loser trash?

2. [+2,926, -179] What in the world, all because she read one book?

3. [+2,552, -158] Why should Irene have to care about what idiots think about her reading tastes? She probably doesn't even know that they're alive

4. [+233, -29] Having dumb fans like them probably isn't of any help to Irene anyway ㅋㅋ leaving the fandom is doing her a favor ㅋㅋ

5. [+221, -17] "Marriage" ㅋㅋㅋ he must be crazy. Don't get ahead of yourself when Irene would never even look at you.

6. [+218, -23] Does she not have the freedom to read what she wants? This isn't the 70s, you know.

7. [+201, -17] Hilarious to think that some pathetic loser was thinking of marrying Irene when she doesn't even know who he is because he's nothing more than an ATM

8. [+197, -18] I read that book too ㅋㅋ this is actually a great opportunity for her to drop the idiots in her fandom

9. [+165, -19] Sounds like she just read books off the best sellers ㅋㅋㅋ

10. [+159, -16] At this point, you can tell how bad the issue of misogyny is in Korea...

11. [+120, -12] No sane woman would ever want to date men like that

12. [+105, -14] Why would this be controversial? I'm a man and read that book too... what's so wrong about feminism? Why are kids so dumb these days...

13. [+104, -11] This is hilarious ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ he "thought of marrying her" ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ idiots, don't let the door hit you on the way out


Source: Naver

1. [+13,687, -743] This book is a best seller for all age groups, not sure why it's controversial for her to read it... and so what if she's a feminist?

2. [+8,455, -324] All this fuss over nothing

3. [+8,520, -525] Their argument is the same logic as saying anyone who's watched Kim Ki Duk's movies is a sex criminal like him... it's sad to think that our country's understanding of these social issues is still so behind ㅜㅜ

4. [+1,963, -85] Can we still call this society fair when this much of a fuss is being kicked over a woman who read a book about another woman's life?

5. [+1,662, -79] If you're going to leave, please do so~ it won't make a difference at all ㅎㅎ You wanted to marry her? Date her? I'm actually so glad delusional people like you are leaving... bye bye~