IU's music video director clarifies lolita elements in '23' MV

Article: "Pedo elements"... IU's music video director reveals the creative process behind 'Twenty three'

Source: Mydaily via Naver

1. [+1,558, -303] So I can tell they spent the last couple of days trying to figure out how they should handle this...

2. [+1,035, -147] I read his entire post from start to finish and it's funny how not one of the things he's listed matches with how the netizens are perceiving the music video. It doesn't fit at all with Loen's clarification that the props were meaningless props either. It's impossible that all of this is just a coincidence.

3. [+1,122, -267] IU got too greedy. She didn't think of the consequences and just did whatever she wanted to do.. who did she expect would clean up after her?

4. [+1,068, -259] I can't stand anything about her anymore. Proves how important an image is to a star...

5. [+995, -198] IU's staff have to be her anti ㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+618, -90] Not sure why he only clarified a small portion of the issues (there are more, like the milk spilled on her stomach, the milk spilling out of a flower vase...) Up till now, the lolita references have been so subtle that anyone who brought it up was called a pervert but this album is a full on lolita cliche. And to blame all of this on the netizens for malicious editing, coincidental, and meaningless props? There is no director who throws in mise-en-scene meaninglessly like claimed.

7. [+557, -95] The wife of this director made the right choice. I wonder how your own daughter would feel knowing that her father created a music video like this? If you have kids of your own, you better never make music videos of this kind ever again. I don't know who you sold your soul to but this music video is pedophilia through and through. This will come back to haunt you. Put away your pathetic excuse.
- Agency claims the props had no meaning, the director claims his assistant director made him do it, IU claims third perspective, critics claim freedom of expression

8. [+510, -57] So who do we have left now? The illustrator who drew Zeze? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ


Article: IU swallows more than she can chew, and the public has turned their back on IU

Source: OSEN via Naver

1. [+38,618, -2,053] This article knows what it's talking about

2. [+34,445, -1,713] There have been so many articles blindly defending her. Finally an article that knows what's going on. Thank you.

3. [+32,106, -1,660] Good words from the journalist

4. [+27,564, -1,917] Bye U....

5. [+9,348, -552] IU's bubble has finally popped

6. [+9,128, -340] Had this been any other singer, they would've been exiled from the industry already

7. [+8,915, -338] The article speaks the truth ㅋㅋㅋ Her image will never recover from this

8. [+8,411, -261] ㅋㅋㅋ If it's anything that needs a reinterpretation, it's IU's apology post

9. [+8,048, -248] This article hits the spot... and of course IU will probably release another album acting like absolutely nothing is wrong again.

10. [+6,998, -213] IU, clean up your own shit

11. [+6,573, -248] IU's completely ruined now

12. [+6,323, -218] She's crossed a river you can't turn back from... the public has turned from her

13. [+5,780, -126] I love how IU makes the public sound perverted for noticing these things ㅋㅋㅋ she's acting like the victim in all of this without explaining the pedo scenes from the music video or her interpretation of Zeze.

14. [+4,545, -79] "If you express something, you are responsible for it" true words

15. [+3,937, -74] This article is so true ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Her apology lacked anything genuine. Even during Eunhyuk's scandal, she apologized saying she wasn't sure who she should be apologizing to. I don't think she knows what an apology even means at this point.