IVE’s Jang Wonyoung Gets Real About Handling The Criticism She Receives

Her mindset is everything.

IVE‘s Jang Wonyoung is regarded as one of K-Pop’s “it girls” because of her massive popularity. This popularity has led her to become to face of many products and brands.

IVE’s Jang Wonyoung for Kirsh | Kirsh
Wonyoung at FRED’s Palais De Tokyo Paris exhibition | @fredjewelry/Instagram
Wonyoung for Miu Miu | Naver x W Korea

Unfortunately, with the popularity Wonyoung has achieved at a young age comes unwarranted criticisms. In the past, the IVE member has received hate comments about several things, from ridiculous claims about her Miu Miu Miu sponsorship being fake…

..to accusations that she was an IU hater and even criticism about how she eats.

It’s easy to imagine how these could wear a person down, but Wonyoung previously went viral for sharing that fans give her strength during hard times.

It gives me strength to know that I have an unnie who cheers me on
I have an unnie
I bet you’re jealous

— Wonyoung’s messages to fans

Wonyoung’s impressive mentality was proven again recently when she gave her true feelings about receiving criticism.

IVE were the latest artists to appear on the TVing docuseries “K-POP Generation,” a program set to look at the past and present of K-Pop.

K-POP Generation flyer | TVING

The members freely discussed many things regarding their personal lives and career as K-Pop idols. During one of Wonyoung’s individual portions, the idol talked about self-love and how it plays into receiving criticism.

I tend to love myself. Criticism…People can give it to you even when you don’t want it, so how about you give yourself nothing but love.

— Wonyoung

Fans have praised her mature mindset and wished they treated criticism the same way.


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