On a famous Korean online community called Pann a post that claims to reflect international response with regards to IU’s ‘Zeze’ controversy has recently gained much attention from Korean netizens.
Below are the comments gathered in the original post:
I would genuinely question her mental health if it was revealed that she wrote those lyrics AFTER reading the book… but i doubt she actually read it. :/ i hope.
Wow, it’s my first time of seeing Zeze lyrics. Who the hell wrote them? The kid was abused extremely cruelly by his dad and the lack of affection made him rebel. She sees this as charming and sexy??
It’s not blowing up because it’s IU. If it was an other artist, they would’ve became another Yewon.
I’ve always sensed that she’s sexual. I think she likes lolicon concept.
As someone who grew up with this book… Is disturbing.
I had the same thoughts lol wow. but literally everyone loved her and if I drop 1 comment about disliking her, I’d be bombarded to death
Her song was based on the orange tree’s persoective towards Zeze right? That’s so creepy thinking that the orange tree was his only ‘friend’ that he could escaped from an abusing parent but she portrayed the orange tree as in that pervert pov ugh that’s gross
i understand the whole concept what i was asking is how is this scene of her sucking on bottle become such a big issue? :O isnt this portraying the lyric “i want to stay baby forever” ?
Just like what she said on the interview: I wrote the song with a lot of possibilities of interpretations. So this interpretation is might be true… Creep.
lolicon concept aside, how can anyone possibly think that iu exploring her sexuality by sexualizing a 5 year abused kid even ok? that really is something else…
Because she’s IU. As one of the comments said, if this was another female idol, she’d be T-ara or Yewon 2.0.
reaching for the sky.
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.