Comedian Kim Gu Ra Still Isn't Satisfied With IU's Explanation For Her Twitter Photo With Super Junior's Eunhyuk
By Jesse Lent | August 23, 2013 04:04 PM EDT
Call it the Twit pic that wouldn't die.
Back in November, K-pop singer IU posted a photo on Twitter that appeared to show her in pajamas next to a shirtless Eunhyuk from the group Super Junior, before deleting it minutes later.
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Little did she know, the incident would still be discussed on national television nine months later.
IU apologized to Eunhyuk for the incident, which she swears was an accident, in an appearance last month on the program "Incarnation."
But for comedian Kim Gu Ra, who was in the on-air panel during IU's "Incarnation" appearance, the singer's explanation was insufficient.
On Thursday's episode of the South Korean talk show "Ssul Jeon" Kim belatedly railed against IU's apology, which he felt didn't go far enough, according to the website allkpop.
"When IU came on 'Incarnation' she was asked why she uploaded the picture and she answered it was by accident," the comedian said.
"Having delayed her appearance on talk shows for so long, when she finally came out then, she shouldn't have just explained it as: 'it was an accident.'"
Kim believes IU should have offered details about the true nature of her relationship with Eunhyuk.
"What the viewers wanted to hear wasn't why she uploaded the picture, but what kind of relationship she has with the other idol," he said.
"I was there and I asked about their relationship, but she didn't want to talk about it. Of course, there was probably some kind of understanding reached between the production staff of the show and IU's reps beforehand."
The comedian added that the incident had upset some of the "Incarnation" viewing audience.
"After the show was broadcast, the viewers' reactions weren't very favorable," Kim said.
IU tried to brush the issue away during the "Incarnation" interview as being a silly mistake.
"I wondered, 'why did this happen? Why did I do this?'" IU told the hosts.
"First, I did upload it by mistake. And to be honest, I couldn't even blame anyone else because I was the one who uploaded it."
Upon seeing the photo, several fans (who acquired and shared the image through a screen capture) pointed out that IU, whose real name is Lee Ji Eun, was wearing a pair of pajamas her fans had given her.
When IU realized that the photo of her and the Super Junior rapper had gone viral, she was horrified.
"I was so sorry to many people," IU said. "Since I did it myself, I thought, who should I feel the most apologetic to? Should I be sorry to the people who loved me? Or should I be sorry to the people who loved [Eunhyuk]?"
Known for being outspoken, Kim has faced fan backlash in the past for comments about Lee Hyori and "K-Pop Star 2" winners Akdong Musician.
Last year, the comedian had to cancel several appearances after comments he made 10 years before about "comfort women," females forced into sex slavery by the Japanese during World War II, resurfaced online.
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