[Updates] In the Media: IU boycotts year-end awards (Denied) + Jang Giha gives interview on IU

Article: [Exclusive] IU to 'boycott' all 2015 music award ceremonies

Source: Ilgan Sports via Naver

Reason for boycott: Wants to continue offline activities in a more private setting with her fans such as concerts and fan meets. She will also be boycotting the rest of the year-end ceremonies due to an incident at the MAMA last year where she sang three songs but was only given two awards. IU's reps got into a huge fight with MAMA producers to the point of a screaming match because IU's reps expected more than two awards. She has since boycotted award ceremonies from that moment on.


1. [+2,543, -234] As if she's boycotting anything ㅋㅋ What is she, throwing a fit? IU is absolutely nothing more than a product manufactured by Melon. She originally debuted with a ballad but once they realized it wasn't going to work, they put her in a loli style singing boo~ Marshmallow~ to get some attention and then marketed herself with the three high notes in 'Good Day' for some variety show exposure. At the height of her fame, she got into that Eunhyuk scandal and now that Melon realized they couldn't use her little sister image anymore, they switched plans by turning her into an artist. She succeeded with the help of senior singers and writing her own songs.

2. [+1,217, -191] Yeah, if she had any shame at all, she wouldn't be coming to those ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+1,123, -168] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+780, -133] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+427, -22] This is why people call her sly... and what exactly happened with her Britney Spears sampling case? Britney Spears should be boycotting her, who does IU think she is boycotting anything? She doesn't even deserve any of her awards ㅋㅋ Funny how she didn't want her plagiarism to get caught so she added it as a bonus track to her fans so it won't get exposure and then cosplayed as a music artist to them... her dumb fans think she's that talented and support her while blaming the haters ㅋㅋ

6. [+422, -24] She's boycotting the ceremonies? Not the ceremonies boycotting her? Who does she think she is? ㅋㅋㅋ Well the public is boycotting you


Source: Daum

1. [+425, -90] She must really think she's an amazing artist ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ It's obvious she's too embarrassed to show herself in public, way to come up with excuses

2. [+373, -87] As expected of IU... from a half assed apology to now ignoring her fans.. but of course her fans will still suck up to her

3. [+107, -8] Boycott my butt ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ it's obvious she's too embarrassed...


Source: Nate

1. [+523, -20] She's not boycotting anything, she's just not attending. How is this a boycott?

2. [+228, -32] A bit of a weird timing, isn't it...? I normally like IU but it seems she's getting so cocky with the way she's acting lately. Her innocent little act was nothing but image making, yeah?

3. [+195, -27] Her reason for boycotting the events sound more like excuses ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ after all, she's an ~artist~ now who doesn't care about promoting herself on TV and she's already in tons of scandals so she knows she's going to get hate by going on these ceremonies, not that they'd want her anyway ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+26, -2] The public is boycotting her, who does she think she is to be boycotting anything right now? She's just a celebrity who perverted loli lovers like, she's no artist ㅋ

5. [+22, -3] What is she doing, hiding behind everyone like this? As big as the love you receive is, you should show that much back. What a fool.

6. [+56, -13] So basically IU's reps threw a fit at MAMA because she wasn't given more awards. Looks like people aren't nice to her no matter how rudely she acts, eh?

7. [+29, -4] Even IU's at the end of her career now... so many scandals, her image is in the pits, she doesn't have long left. She's going to end up like Jang Nara or Lee Jiyeon in a few years, just used as broadcast filler to talk about the old nation's little sisters/has-beens.

8. [+20, -2] Yeah, more like she can't come out because she's cared of the public

9. [+18, -1] She's just pulling the first punch because she knows the public will boycott her first otherwise

10. [+16, -2] Slow downfall


Source: Nate

1. [+406, -62] She won two awards, why'd they cause a scene? Were they promised to be given three awards if she performed three times but MAMA didn't give her three so they caused a scene? Talk about cocky...

2. [+349, -24] There's Soyu who practically swallowed 2014 whole with her song 'Some' but never won any awards and she's not saying anything. The only reason you, IU, are winning anything is because you're Melon's daughter. Realize that.

3. [+240, -18] Isn't it IU, the self proclaimed producer of her album who couldn't promote on broadcast because she was too tired from producing her entire album? But then she started adding co-composers once plagiarism accusations came out?


Source: Naver

1. [+371, -57] Who cares if she's on year-end shows or not, who does she think she is ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+321, -59] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Why isn't she reflecting yet

3. [+164, -41] Don't worry, she'll just sue anyone she doesn't agree with


Article: Jang Giha, "Do I feel an age gap with IU? I actually learn from her"

Source: OSEN via Nate

1. [+300, -55] It's because people are always covering her mistakes for her that she thinks she can get away with anything...

2. [+295, -34] Ever since IU's Eunhyuk scandal, she's like an onion.. you peel back and there's more and more layers to find out about her.

3. [+218, -30] Don't care

4. [+29, -3] Both of them are just driving their images into the ground

5. [+26, -1] Well he did say he's more submissive in bed at night so I'm sure he has a lot to learn from her


Article: Jang Giha, "I see myself from 10 years ago in IU"

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+161, -43] Is he trying to say he was a lolicon 10 years ago too

2. [+161, -32] LoliU

3. [+149, -29] Jang Giha already described his sex style on 'Witch Hunt'. His lyrics are also highly sexual as well. What a great fit he is with IU. Poor Eunhyuk was victim to that picture ㅠㅠ

4. [+20, -9] You two will be fine if you get married... but can you handle the consequences of breaking up? ㅋㅋ

5. [+19, -4] Image-wise, people think Jang Giha is this super talented artist but his singing skills are whatever. He's just average all around.


Source: Daum

1. [+452, -67] Both of their images have dropped rock bottom ㅜㅜ

2. [+367, -50] He's such a tryhard

3. [+338, -52] This couple needs to learn to stay quiet

4. [+145, -11] His image has already been ruined with this scandal. For someone who graduated from Seoul University, you'd think he'd have a better eye for women but he ends up dating IU...

5. [+108, -3] What an idiot, why would he mention IU at a time like this and get all this hate for no reason tsk.


Source: Naver

1. [+8,419, -919] What even happened to IU sampling Britney Spears without permission? Where's the news on that, it's been weeks... did they pay it off with money and end it at that?

2. [+8,025, -578] Sulli 14 year age difference, Jiyeon 13 years, IU 11 years... this friend group, just amazing

3. [+4,781, -485] The fact that he's giving this interview at a time like this... he can't be normal

4. [+3,353, -259] Why is there no news on Britney Spears?? Is this the artist that IU claims herself to be?? What a joke these two are.. sigh;;

5. [+1,538, -85] I don't even see Giha hyung as normal anymore because of this...........


Article: 'One Night' Kwak Jung Eun reporter gives opinion on IU's Zeze controversy, "The public are the consumers of IU's lolita image"

Source: X Sports News via Daum

1. [+266, -50] I didn't even know what lolita was but was horrified seeing her suck on that baby bottle in her music video. Why doesn't she think the public has the right to criticize that?

2. [+213, -59] What is this pathetic person talking about... who are you to be lecturing us viewers!

3. [+182, -51] Such a stretch she has to go to shield IU... how much were you paid to say that

4. [+69, -8] IU was subtle with it at first and I knew it was there but wasn't sure and let it go because I thought people would think I was being sensitive if I tried to criticize her for it but now that she came out with a full on lolita concept, I'm sure I was right. Furthermore, she should never have described a child in the way that she did, especially a victim of child abuse. I'm not sure why critics and journalists are so obsessed with this idea of freedom of expression that they're not seeing what the real root of the problem here is.

5. [+27, -5] Excuse me but you can't call the entire public as consumers of her lolita image because not all of us are IU fans. What a joke;;;

6. [+21, -4] She's right in the end. IU can come out with these dirty concepts all she wants but in the end it's up to the public not to consume it if they don't want to.


Article: "My age, 23".. IU's innocent fatale

Source: Dispatch via Nate

1. {+2,651, -302] I guess this is why they say an image is scary. She doesn't look pretty at all anymore because of her image. Anyway, why are there no updates on the Britney scandal?

2. [+2,184, -261] Goosebumps.......!!!

3. [+1,902, -234] Put it away, put it away

4. [+246, -25] Why would she put out a sexy pictorial like this in this situation.. tsk tsk

5. [+238, -21] IU, hurry and climb up that tree!

6. [+188, -27] Looks like companies are still finding a way to make a buck off of her??? Or maybe they're just using her because they know she's in the headlines right now for her scandals and want to capitalize on it?

7. [+161, -22] Here she goes again with the media play ㅋㅋㅋㅋ So dirty

8. [+143, -21] She's really so good at brushing things under the rug ㅋㅋ


Article: [Exclusive] IU completes lawsuit against hateful commenters... "Will be taking strong legal action"

Source: OSEN via Nate

1. [+836, -67] Yes, make sure you sue your hateful commenters and I also hope you get sued for sampling Brtiney spears without permission!

2. [+714, -53] IU can't be sued by the author of 'My Sweet Orange Tree' because the author passed away ㅠㅠ and Britney wouldn't care about some singer halfway across the world so she wouldn't sue over the sampling ㅠㅠ the person who should be sued is the one doing the suing ㅠㅠ

3. [+686, -52] Anyone who photoshops her onto sexual pictures or leaves hateful comments should definitely be sued but I don't think anyone who commneted regarding her lolita suspicions and other scandal matters should be. She's the one who hasn't put out a proper clarification yet and she's the one suing them? Does she think this will solve everything?


Source: Naver

1. [+8,467, -745] At least get your plagirism scandal sorted out first ㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+8,486, -994] Learn to differentiate between the public and your haters... suing a couple thousand of your haters won't change the fact that hundreds of thousands of the public still hates you.

3. [+7,669, -1,044] She's just on a straight path to being hated, isn't she

4. [+6,894, -792] She only responds to what benefits her ㅋㅋㅋ doesn't care at all about the public, eh?

5. [+4,265, -317] Please be an artist who knows how to differentiate between hate and criticism

6. [+2,742, -391] What a b*tch, she's the one committing the wrongs, who does she think she is to be suing?

7. [+2,264, -109] Yeah, yeah, keep cosplaying like you're the victim


Source: Daum

1. [+750, -193] Lee Seung Yeon used to be a top star... Lee Byung Hun used to be a top star... the public is strict and never forgets. IU's career likely seems over.

2. [+800, -244] She's cutting it to the extremes of getting people to hate her, isn't she. She should have some shame considering she's the one in a scandal right now over plagiarism and pedophilia. She should be quiet and reflecting.

3. [+687, -135] I don't think this is the time for her to be suing anyone right now...

4. [+332, -28] Shouldn't she be taking her song down first of all? I knew she was sly but never this sly... There has never been a star who managed to beat the public. Remember, your entire career relies on the love of the public to survive.

5. [+321, -29] Bye, IU.. I used to be a fan so let me just ask one thing as a former fan... stop acting like you're an artist. Just live according to what you're capable of...