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IU reportedly duped by fraudster who posed as needy fan  

By Yim Hyun-su

  • Published : Oct 29, 2018 - 15:18
  • Updated : Oct 29, 2018 - 15:18

Singer IU reportedly provides financial support to needy fans asking for help through direct messages on social media.

The singer got up-close and personal while appearing on the talk show “Joy of Conversation (literal translation)” and said she receives a great deal of support from people around same the age as her, because songs often reflect the sentiment among her peers.

“I get a lot of private emails and direct messages,” the singer said while adding that she wants to return the support to young people who have a hard time finding a job and then face more difficulties in society.

IU also said she once supported a fan who lied about being in need, an experience that changed her approach to helping others.

“Since that experience, I thought about what I can do to provide help in specific terms,” the singer said.

“So I came up with this idea of providing a certain amount of money to those in their 20s and 30s in need and just telling them to pay me back ‘someday.’”

She said the system could provide support to other young people and that she herself can receive moral support from it.

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)