Reports released on October 18th have stated that IU attended Sulli's funeral ceremony earlier this week. The news come as a bit of a surprise, because IU was not among the many celebrities who expressed condolences over social media throughout the week.
The reason given for IU's recalcitrance was to avoid distracting from the upcoming release of her new album in November. However, because IU did not have much in the way of public commitments this week, she was free to spend personal time along with other grievers while other persons involved in the production of the album simply continued their work in her absence.
Krystal of f(x) is another celebrity who avoided making public statements about Sulli's death over the week, mainly because she didn't have to. The other f(x) members were in the midst of performance schedules, which had to be explained.
Krystal faced some scrutiny over social media for being the only apparent member of f(x) not to be paying respects to Sulli. In response to the criticism a person close to Krystal has confirmed that she too was distraught over the news, and attended the funeral service along with the other current f(x) members. Sulli left f(x) back in 2015.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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