Recently, there has been a commotion in online communities when a post exposing a celebrity’s rude actions was shared. And soon, Red Velvet’s Irene and Seulgi were put under the spotlight.
On October 20, fashion editor Kang Kook Hwa, famous for acting as a visual director for many famous pictorials, posted a lengthy post on her Instagram. Citing the infamous “nut rage incident” by the vice president of Korean Air, she wrote, “Today, I’ve been thoroughly trampled by this one person as I was standing in the position of an underdog.”
“I had already prepared myself from all the stories I’ve heard before I met her. But today, I lost my words as this person stung me with her words that are like electric needles,” she added. “I had to stand still in front of that loathsome face that was hysterically throwing a fit at me. I thought that I have experienced all sorts of people in this field for the past 15 years. And I thought I had experienced everything in life and thought I had let everything go, but I stand corrected.”
She then detailed what she had to go through, saying, “This person skipped the greeting and sat right down across me and started spewing insults at my face as she pointed her finger at me with a phone in her hand. This person was so emotional that you wouldn’t know if she’s talking to everyone in the room or just me.”
Kang Kook Hwa continued, “As the knife from her mouth stabbed me over and over again, only tears rolled down my face. I calmed down and wanted to talk to her person to person like a normal human being. And I wanted an apology. But she was gone.”
She then heralded great social repercussions by stating, “I recorded everything, just in case something else would happen. I used to be a paid editor and a reporter of a media outlet. I’m going to use all my energy and use my brain smartly and cleverly from now on.” And at the end of the post, she included two hashtags, “#psycho” and “#monster.”
As the post heated up the online communities, some started to speculate that the celeb mentioned in the post could be Red Velvet’s Irene or Seulgi based on the hashtags. At the same time, other netizens quickly pointed out that the editor has previously worked with the two and even complimented them on their kindness.
However, later in the day, Kang Kook Hwa deleted her previous posts about Irene and Seulgi, further raising the questions.