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Taiwanese Fashion Influencer Apologizes For “Grabbing” IU At Gucci Event

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Netizens felt that she was rude in her approach.

On May perhaps 19, Taiwanese influencer Molly Chiang posted an apology for grabbing singer IU when she achieved her at a manner show in Seoul.

| @molly_chiang/Instagram

Luxurious brand name Gucci held its 2024 Cruise Fashion Display at the historic Gyeongbokgung Palace in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on Could 16. Several of South Korea’s A-listers attended the occasion, including aespa member WintertimeNewJeans‘s Hanni, and actors Shin Min Ah, and Lim Ji Yeon. Many international superstars had been also in attendance, including actors Dakota Johnson, Elizabeth OlsenAlia Bhatt, and Gulf Kanawut. Molly Chiang, one particular of the prime style influencers from Taiwan, was also on this bedazzled visitor record.

When fans could not assistance gawking at all the appears to be like these celebs served at the function, a movie displaying Molly’s not-so-pleasurable interaction with IU went viral. Though passing in front of IU, Molly grabbed her wrists as the K-Pop singer was greeting the cameras. Observing this, IU’s security guards stepped up, and Molly allow go of her hand.


Through the exchange, IU managed her smile and composure, but netizens pointed out that she was visibly unpleasant and was even subtly hinting at her bodyguards to phase in. Supporters termed out Molly’s behavior as problematic, and a series of posts digging up identical conduct from Molly started off flooding the online. Seemingly, the influencer had the moment been criticized just before for approaching actor Jung Hae In at a Louis Vuitton function in Taiwan this yr.

With the developing pool of criticism, the influencer at last issues a general public apology on her social media. She also clarified that she has sent her apologies to IU’s company as well.

With the enable of a Korean-talking close friend, I translated the letter of apology to IU and sent it alongside with the English model to her agency. My actions were being not appropriate. Every particular person has a distinctive personality and culture, so I should really have been more watchful, but I failed to do so.

—Molly Chiang

Molly also apologized to the followers who had been dissatisfied by her steps and promised to mirror on her steps hereafter.

I introduced this controversy on myself. I have realized that I should not touch people I really do not know. I will make absolutely sure to accurate this actions.

—Molly Chiang