IU “ZeZe” is accused of sexualizing the child hero of “My Sweet Orange Tree.” Singer is currently facing pedophilia controversy, however, reports say that it helped the book’s sale! Read On!
According to KPop Starz, despite from the fact that several official apologies were issued, the controversy that was linked to the KPop singer, IU and her new song “ZeZe” are still being targeted by multiple gossip sites, it even catches the attention of a British news site.
On Monday, The Guardian published an article regarding the singer’s controversial song and how it unexpectedly helped Jose Mauro de Vasconcelos’ “My Sweet Orange Tree” book sales to increase. It seems like although a lot of people sees the song as a pedophiliac type lyrics, there were people who got curious on who Zeze is!
Based on the report of the site, after the KPop singer released the song and the character, Zeze became the central figure of the song, the book became unexpectedly highly sought-after story—it was the first after the novel was published 40 years ago!
However, even though the book became known again, the 22-year-old singer still became a center of the scandalous song as people accused her on sexualizing the story of a five-year-old child hero.
Korean Times reported that the Korean publisher of the book has issued a formal statement regarding the issue by saying that they truly regret how the young protagonist of the book was portrayed as a sexual object.
On the other hand, the singer released an official explanation regarding the song by describing the Zeze as a character with flaws and swore that she never intended to write the lyrics to sexualize the child hero.
“In a certain light, he is described as an ‘angelic child’ and a ‘child with a shining heart,’ but in another light, he is portrayed as ‘a devilish, contrarian character.’ He is innocent but also cruel. He is very mischievous so he acts meanly towards others. It makes sense because Zeze is a young child. That’s why I feel he is charismatic and sexy.” –Kpop Starz
The young singer went on by saying that Zeze is “a third-party fictional creation taken from the motif in the original novel.” However, she realized that the lyrics could have offended the listeners.
“I am wholly responsible for my immature handling of things as a lyricist,” the singer sincerely said.
As of writing, despite from the fact that the team already reflected on the controversy, the KPop singer is still considered as an act of sexualizing a young and innocent book character.
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