Red Velvet Fans Demand SM Entertainment Take Action To Protect Irene’s Image

Fans are demanding answers.

Red Velvet‘s Irene is a stunning visual whose beauty is well-known by K-Pop fans.

Red Velvet’s Irene

So fans were surprised when they noticed Virtual Influencer and Korea Tourism Organization model Yeo Lizzie has an uncanny resemblance to Irene.

Yeo Lizzie | @lizzie.dayz/Instagram

| @lizzie.dayz/Instagram

Netizens were confused by the decision to have a virtual ambassador so closely resemble a celebrity since they believed it might have been wiser to “appoint Irene as an ambassador” instead.

  • “They just need to appoint Irene as an ambassador, why are they doing this?”
  • “I think Irene must feel really bad ㅜㅜ”
  • “It’s just Irene, seriously…”

Yeo Lizzie

Yeo Lizzie

And now fans of Irene are trending hashtags like #SMProtectIreneNow in hopes that SM Entertainment will make a statement about Irene’s likeness being used.

Although the use of Irene’s likeness as the virtual ambassador has not been confirmed, fans believe it is irrefutably apparent, especially given how big of a trending topic it has become. Fans are especially concerned that the use of Irene’s likeness was done without her consent.

And are demanding answers and action from SM Entertainment regarding the situation.

At this time SM Entertainment has not released a statement.

You can read more about the virtual ambassador here.

Virtual Influencer Goes Viral For Looking Like Red Velvet’s Irene

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