IVE recently released advertisements for the pizza chain Papa John’s, continuing their impressively long list of brand endorsements.
Along with the ads, a behind-the-scenes video was also shared on the pizza brand’s official YouTube channel, showing the girls acting bright and cheerful while filming for the commercial.
There was one moment of the video in particular, however, that caught people’s attention online, and ended up drawing unfair judgement and hate towards Jang Wonyoung.
It oftentimes seems like Wonyoung can’t do anything without people criticizing her in one way or another, and the following gif of her eating pizza for the advertisement video is no exception.
It isn’t unlike the reactions that some people had back when she went viral for the way she ate a strawberry with both hands, which resulted in her being called a “pick-me girl” even to this day.
Some netizens are calling the way she took a bite of pizza “cringy” and questioning why she was eating it that way, even though she was acting for an advertisement.
However, it’s not the first time that a Korean celebrity has acting over-dramatically or in a “cringy” way for food advertisements. In fact, it’s very common for idols and actors to be over-dramatic for food ads, as can be seen in the videos below.
Thankfully, a lot of people are coming for her defense, criticizing those who are hating on her for such a nonsensical reason.
We’re glad to see so many people on Wonyoung’s side in this situation, and hope that she continues to thrive as one of the most notable “it girls” of this generation of K-Pop!