There were times, when idols and celebrities happen to have done something wrong, they are likely to be placed on a probation from their schedule for a self-reflection. However, we have seen some changed lately in the industry.
# IU: has made a public statement ...
On November 10, Korean soloist, IU has accidentally uploaded a selca that has broken the hearts of many uncle fans; she was given the title, “the nation's sister” by her impressive vocal, sweet appearance, hearty image and lively personality, which made her survived and successful as a soloist competing with many other girl groups in the industry.
IU has accidentally posted an intimate selca with Super Junior's Eunhyuk on her twitter page. In the photo, the usual innocent IU was wearing a pajama while Eunhyuk went topless. Soon after the expose of this selca, IU's agency subsequently issued a public statement to explain that "The two are just good friends, the photo was taken while IU was sick and Eunhyuk paid her a visit at home." The truth will remain uncertain for the public.
IU has revealed the secret which left so many fans disappointed. The public has accepted IU as her innocent fresh “nation's sister's” image; how can her fans not feeling disappointed after seeing an intimate photo pf their favorite like this?
The usual straightforward IU did not come forward to give a clear explanation in regarding to this incident, which has upset many of her fans. Soon after the incidence, there are posts titled, such as “We Require the Truth from IU", and "It is intolerable" throughout many online forums have indicate the grievance they have in the public.
However, the strong IU managed to pull herself back together within a day and continue on with her busy daily schedule. IU issued a public statement immediately after the incident, everyone has since then been paying much attention of what she will have to say.
# T-ara: has released an important statement ...
In July, one of the hottest topics had exposed in the entertainment industry, the "T-ara incident”, the source was first spread out via SNS. The incident happened when most of the team members of T-ara have left some suspicious posts on their own Twitter seemingly to accuse Hwa Young and at the same time, Hwa Young has tweeted a post and implying there was an act of bullying within the group, which left the public to wonder if the rumor was for real. Soon after the incident, T-ara's mother company only came forward and stated, “Major announcement will be released as soon as possible" but nothing more.
At the end, Hwa Young finally left T-ara, other teammates and the agency did not try to give a clear explanation on the incident until everything had gone wrong and misleading. They tried to explain afterward, but soon after the agency released a statement to clarify the whole situation, Hwa Young soon left a mysterious Twitter post seem to deny the agency's announcement.
It has been a traumatic uproar the whole August, and it has became one of the hottest entertainment news in the recent years. The scandal has been a great impact on T-ara's image, they held a comeback stage at "M COUNTDOWN" for new song, “Sexy Love” in September. However, it is not the same anymore when the public and their fans look at them.
# G-DRAGON: has gone through self-reflection ...
BigBang's G-Dragon was caught using marijuana last year in October, was punished without prosecution. The whole entertainment industry was shocked when G-Dragon was found smoking marijuana May 2011 in Japan. BigBang's agency immediately responded, after which, the focus of the people are on G-Dragon's self-reflection. However, during his self-reflection time, G-Dragon was still filming commercials, and he was still on his regular schedule, he even participated YG family's anniversary concert, which let the pubic questioned about his attitude on the punishment. With so many complains and pressure, D-Gragon had to give a sincere apology for neglecting the real meaning of self-reflection.
BigBang released their latest album, "ALIVE" in February, when they made a guest appearance at SBS TV's "HEALING CAMP", the members opened up about G-Dragon's marijuana incident, as well as the fetal car accident that Dae Sung involved. G-Dragon recently released his second solo album and is sweeping the chart, even in foreign countries. However, it has been some people's concern that D-Dragon does not have a positive attitude during his self-reflection, and they assume this will eventually become a stumbling stone that holding him back in his career.
IU, G-Dragon, T-ara and many other idols and celebrities like to communicate with their fans using SNS. However, when something has happened, they will keep silent and leave their agency to do the explanation, which means they did not try their best to communicate with their fans when needed.
In short, as a public figure, the celebrities and idols should set their eyes further and be careful of what they are about to do.