Looks like another celeb has just found herself experiencing cancel culture from local K-pop fans on social media, this time it’s Iman Troye.
The young starlet came under fire recently over the alleged insensitive comment she left on mStar’s official Instagram account about NCT member Jaehyun (재현).
For context, the heated backlash stemmed from an article headline which talks about the idol’s skincare routine. The “Teman” hit-maker wrote, “Do y’all think those who underwent plastic surgery would never grow acne? Oh my God….”.
Iman’s remark angered a lot of netizens, particularly NCT fans NCTzens. Most of them took to Twitter to vent their frustration towards the social media star. To make things worse, she also received death threats from a few die-hard K-pop stans out there! As a result, the 18-year-old has since become a trending topic on Twitter since last night.
On the other hand, there were also some who came to her defence. One fan wrote, “Y’all (fans) are easily triggered. The comments section from netizens on the post were face shaming Jaehyun, saying that he got plastic surgery. So, Iman Troye was just replying to them in general. She’s a public figure, she won’t be replying to the comments one by one. Or else, she’ll look like an annoying fangirl.”
To set the record straight, Iman (full name Iman Alyssa Sahabudin) took to her IG Story and Twitter to clarify all the misunderstandings. According to her, as a fan of the “Make A Wish” singer, she wanted to backup Jaehyun from internet trolls who accused him of going under the knife.
She explained, “People commented that Jaehyun has a flawless face because he had plastic surgery. I defended him by saying, ‘Do you guys really think those with plastic surgeries don’t have acne? Those who have had their jobs done on their face can also grow one. So why are you assuming Jaehyun had plastic surgery?'”
Read her full clarifications below:
Cancel culture is toxic. It would be best if one doesn’t simply jump into conclusions.