Aegyo-Anti IU Couldn’t Help It At The 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Netizens can’t get enough of IU doing aegyo!

K-Pop idols are often expected to do aegyo (a cute display of affection).

Panda in “We Bare Bears.”

Still, some idols and Korean celebrities detest the act of aegyo, especially as it can become cringy and awkward as one matures.

Gong Yoo

One of Korea’s most popular K-Pop idols, soloist and actress IU, actually is known to be a certified “hater” of aegyo, although she is basically aegyo personified!


IU has been in the K-Pop industry for years now. So, she has done her fair share.

Yet, as IU got older, she began to let it be known that she actually doesn’t enjoy doing aegyo. She finds it difficult to do although we all think she’s so good at it!

But sometimes, IU can’t help but cringe! Aegyo really is not all that easy.

Nevertheless, when she does it, fans can’t get enough!

We can never forget her recreation of Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won)’s iconic aegyo from the K-Drama Fight For My Way.

Now, IU is doing aegyo in the most unexpectant of places.

IU recently made her debut at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival for 2022 film Broker. The 75th annual Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 17 to 28 in Cannes, France.

IU and the cast of “Brokers” | @KPop_herald/Twitter

As always, IU’s visuals stunned everyone! She is absolutely as beautiful IRL as she is onscreen.

Even more, so, the crowd praised IU’s talents. She received her first standing ovation at the film festival.

It’s certainly a new environment for IU. So, she may have inadvertently slipped into K-Pop idol mode when she noticed the camera on her at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

For a brief moment, IU smiled cutely and made a heart with her hands. And, her fans are loving the fact that she did aegyo at such a prestigious international event.

IU just can’t help it! Being cute is second nature to her.

The video clip of IU doing aegyo at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival is going viral on Twitter with over 1 million views at the time of writing. Netizens are jokingly suggesting IU forgot she was not at Mnet or MAMA!

That’s not all, though. IU has been going viral for impeccable fan service at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival too! Read more below:

IU Goes Viral For Her Impeccable “Fan Service” At The 2022 Cannes Film Festival

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