Considering the popularity of the book, it's not surprising
21 Mar 2018 - 9:40 AM  UPDATED 21 Mar 2018 - 9:42 AM

Many fans have come forward to defend Red Velvet's Irene since she became the target of angry male fans, when she admitted to reading a particular feminist novel.

The book, Kim Ji Young, Born 1982, has been very popular in South Korea, and fans are now finding other examples of celebrities who've mentioned reading it too.

This includes eagle-eyed fans remembering BTSRM mentioning the book in a past V Live, during which he said: "It was impressive because it had a unique implication"

Popular variety show star Yoo Jae Suk has also mentioned enjoying the book in the past.

Meanwhile the conversation online continues with fans defending Irene's reading choices, with most confused as to why it's controversial at all.


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