A clip of IU (also known as Lee Ji Eun) being bumped on the red carpet by a French influencer has gone viral.
The clip is from May 27, during the red carpet of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
In the clip, you can see a blonde-haired woman bumping into IU. Fans were mortified to see that the woman walked on as if nothing happened nor giving IU an apology.
IU handled herself with grace and smiled after the incident.
Netizens were able to identify the woman as the french influencer, named Maria Travel, and have since let her know how they felt about the incident.
The influencer has since apologized to IU and her fans through her Instagram story. She stated that it was done by accident and that she didn’t mean it.
I’m really sorry for what happened on the red carpet today, and I would love to apologize to Korean actress, Lee Ji Eun, because I pushed her on the red carpet by mistake. I never wanted to do that to her or to anyone else. And I am really really sorry for that. And I want to apologize from all my heart. Sorry.
— Maria Travel
Korean netizens, however, felt otherwise stating, “It’s obvious that she did it on purpose,” “Doesn’t westerners apologize right away,” “She bumped into the ‘Asian’ girl on purpose then saw her followers and got her mind right,” “Bumped into her and didn’t even look at her, this is right out racism” among others. Meanwhile, other fans are calling to put this situation to bed as Maria apologized for her actions.