• Irene of Red Velvet issued an apology following an alleged incident with an editor
  • Irene said she was sorry for her "foolish attitude and careless words and actions"
  • The apology came after the editor shared on social media how an unnamed star verbally attacked her 

K-pop star Irene, member of all-girl group Red Velvet, has come forward to apologize to a fashion editor, who recently shared a harrowing story of an unnamed celebrity who hurled insults at her.

Irene’s admission on Instagram meant that she was the one being pertained to by the journalist in her rant. Editor Kang Kook Hwa revealed her allegations in a social media post on Oct. 20, describing the incident as “hell for 20 minutes," E! News reported.

“This is Irene. I sincerely apologize for hurting the stylist with my foolish attitude and careless words and actions. I received a lot of help from people who gave their effort for me to get to where I am now and I regret that I hurt them greatly with my immature behavior,” Irene wrote in Korean but was translated.

“This incident has made me look back on the past, and I'm very ashamed of my poor words and actions, and I feel the importance of staff members once again. I'll think and act more carefully, so this does not happen again. I'm truly sorry to the fans who support me and for causing worry because of this incident," Irene added.

The apology comes after many fans suspected Irene as the subject of the post, after the editor added #monster and #psycho, which are the titles of Red Velvet songs. In the lengthy Instagram post, the journalist detailed the incident without naming the person who allegedly verbally abused her.

The journalist also noted that she should have expected it to happen since she has heard many horror stories about the star. She narrated how she was left in tears as this celebrity threw scathing words at her.

“Proven to be disqualified from being human + a puppet living behind a smiling mask + known to be a warm person by friends + an 'adult child' who lacks character + has a sense of entitlement + has the stupidity that reveals all the deficiencies transparently to the person they meet for the first time,” the editor wrote, noted All K-Pop.

The editor went on to say that she wanted an apology from the star but didn’t get one. The journalist also said that she recorded what happened.

Wendy, Seulgi, Irene, Yeri, Joy - Red Velvet
Wendy, Seulgi, Irene, Yeri and Joy of girl band Red Velvet attend the red carpet at KCON Day 1 2018 NY presented by Toyota at Prudential Center on June 23, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images