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Red Velvet's Joy takes swipe at people who comment on her weight

By NICK GARCIA Published Feb 12, 2024 12:29 pm

Joy of the K-pop girl group Red Velvet took a swipe at those who comment on her body weight.

Allkpop, an American news website covering Korean media, reported that Joy, in a special appearance on the local show Animal Farm, was talking about remarks that family members give during gatherings.

Joy said some people nitpick in the guise of giving a compliment.

"Relatives often turn innocent updates into lectures and reproaches," she’s quoted as saying.

Joy then recalled people telling her that though she’s “pretty now,” she’d be “prettier” if she lost weight.

"Please, I can take care of my own weight,” she said.

Joy called out such “well-wishing remarks” and, though they seem to be a form of concern, are insensitive. They also often end with “It’s all for your own good,” which Joy said is a patronizing tagline.

Red Velvet debuted in 2014 under SM Entertainment, which handles other K-pop acts like EXO, Super Junior, SHINee, NCT, and aespa. Red Velvet is known for the hits like PsychoFeel My RhythmBad Boy, and Zimzalabim.

The group’s Seulgi, Wendy, and Irene recently headlined a New Year’s Eve countdown in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.