IU（アイユー） has personally apologized for the controversies surrounding her latest album 'CHAT-SHIRE'. Her bonus track "23" made headlines for allegedly sampling Britney Spears's voice without permission, and quickly afterwards, IU's lyrics for the song "Zeze" received criticism for its connection to 'lolita' themes.
IU herself wrote a letter of apology. The letter is as follows:
"Hello. This is IU. Though I knew that there were a lot of opinions about my lyrics recently, it took longer than I thought to get the nerve to speak up. I apologize for being late. I sincerely apologize to everyone who was hurt...
Since debuting in 2008 at the age of young age of 15, IU（アイユー） has grown from a cute girl to a gorgeous and beautiful young woman in the eyes of the public.
A netizen was wow-ed によって IU’s beauty, posting several 写真 of the songstress in a recently 投稿されました thread on Pann on September 25th, titling it, “IU is so pretty…” The original poster writes, “I recently fell for IU.. can あなた give me some pictures….♡♡ GOD IU♡”.