The members of aespa don’t need to do much to turn heads wherever they go! The SM Entertainment girl group not only slays when performing on stage but also in fashion events off stage.
This held true in their highly publicized “Paris Fashion Week” appearance for luxury brand Givenchy. On October 2, the girls’ stunned fans, reporters, and bystanders alike with their visuals when attending their “Spring/Summer 2023 Womenswear Collection” event.
In the middle of their walk outside, Karina was suddenly interrupted by none other than a pigeon. The bird flew near her, catching her off guard and causing her to scurry away.
She later was seen staring pointedly at a nearby pigeon as if asking it to distance itself from her.
There’s a pigeon flying so karina quickly stop filming and just staring at that pigeon😭 pic.twitter.com/AaaakqAH5i
— karina's 1st wife (@ujiminphoria) October 2, 2022
In a separate incident, Karina was spotted running away from the bird in fright after seeing it as soon as she exited a Parisian building. She sported an uncomfortable smile and stuck close to the wall to be as far away from it as possible.
She jumped ever so slightly in surprise when the pigeon moved, her jaw dropping wide open.
She was apparently so frightened, her first reaction was to ask for emotional support from a stranger!
karina was so scared of the pigeons she even clung to a nonstaff? 😭 pic.twitter.com/1GsEvVtl6b
— taeyeon ☃ (@soshirevelae) October 1, 2022
Many fans found her reaction adorable and fun, commenting on it in Twitter posts liked by thousands.
karina having her moment interrupted by pigeons/birds again ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ pic.twitter.com/43cJu2wJhl
— 밈 (@havefunkarina) October 2, 2022
karina getting scared of pigeons is sending me😭 pic.twitter.com/r5DA3w8nmU
— ❦ (@itsdidibitches2) October 1, 2022
On the other hand, some also pointed out that casually joking about the singer’s phobia should be avoided considering just how terrifying it is for her.
— layla (@rosesarerina) October 1, 2022
karina really has a phobia with pigeons/birds. the way she reacted when it flew above their heads 🥺🥺🥺
— Sunshine (@sunshine_080507) July 9, 2022
Mocking Karina phobia you’re so fvcking uneducated miserable! She was traumatized since she was a kid! Losing moral over idol that don’t even know you and probably will feel ashamed of what you doing! BIG FUCK YOU!
and Karina will never be a wannabe y’all want her to be!
— ♡ (semi-ia) rt – ᴀᴍʙᴀssᴀᴅᴏʀ ᴋᴀʀɪɴᴀ (@krnphile) October 3, 2022
Regardless, Karina walked forward bravely despite the initial scare!
— djndskaoksbd (@notdustofmoon) October 1, 2022