IVE Jang Wonyoung’s Viral Picture Leaves Starship Entertainment Reeling — ‘Isn’t this totally ridiculous….’

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Starship Entertainment, one of South Korea’s leading entertainment agencies, is facing a storm of criticism following the circulation of a startling image featuring IVE’s Jang Wonyoung.

The Viral Photo

On March 4, social media platforms erupted as a photo of Jang Wonyoung, a rising K-Pop sensation, made rounds online. In the image, the young star is captured seated in an airport.

Outcry Among Netizens

The image quickly gained traction, triggering a wave of concern from netizens worldwide. Expressing shock and dismay, many took to online forums to voice their apprehensions for the well-being of the idol.

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(Photo : Twitter) IVE Jang Wonyoung

One netizen lamented,

“Our baby’s skin has no time to rest, so she needs to relax it while being transported. How crazy is her schedule?”

As the photo circulated further, fans shared additional insights into Wonyoung’s demanding schedule. “Our Wonyoung is heading to Paris immediately after their concert ended…she’s so busy she’s using a facial mask at the airport,” revealed another concerned fan.

Backlash Against Starship Entertainment

Criticism was not limited to Wonyoung’s situation alone. Many directed their ire towards Starship Entertainment, referring to the company as “Stupidship” in online posts.


One frustrated netizen questioned,

“Can Stupidship let my baby rest?…”

Another echoed the sentiment, stating, “When will Stupidship let the 6 babies rest properly… At least let her sleep and rest for one night.”

The uproar surrounding Wonyoung’s viral photo underscores broader concerns within the K-Pop industry regarding the well-being and work-life balance of its idols.

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(Photo : instagram)
IVE Jang Won-young

Fans continue to voice their support for Wonyoung and her fellow artists, the incident serves as a poignant reminder of the toll of relentless schedules on the individuals behind the glittering performances.

In recent news, IVE’s world tour, “Show What I Have,” generates excitement among fans, but concerns arise over member Wonyoung’s health due to apparent sleep deprivation. Despite her charming appearance, fans notice signs of fatigue, prompting social media discussions urging her to prioritize rest.

Netizens express support and concern for Wonyoung’s well-being, emphasizing the demanding nature of the K-Pop industry and the need for self-care. Some criticize the rigorous schedule imposed by the agency, calling for Wonyoung to take a break for her health’s sake.