FREEZIA: WHEN 'FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT' GOES WRONG
Updated: Jan 19, 2022
This whole situation is cringy AF.
FREEZIA who has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame has been found to be 'faking the funk', wearing fake Chanel and other designer brands.
On an online community, the influencer was called out in a post claiming she was wearing fakes. The post included various photos of Free Zia wearing the fake products along with photos of BLACKPINK's Jennie, who was seen wearing the authentic products.
As the controversy spread, the influencer took to instagram to handwrite an apology.
In the apology FREEZIA writes, "Hello, this is Song Ji Ah. First, I sincerely apologize to everyone who has been disappointed and hurt because of me. I am going to honestly explain about the fake designer items articles that are currently becoming a controversy."
She continued to apology saying, "I sincerely apologize to everyone, including the fans, subscribers, and brand representatives who have been hurt because of me. I will live more responsibly in the future," she concluded. "Thank you for reading this long note." Korean netizens are unforgiving however, as netizens claim the now, former influencer brought shame to Korea since the show 'Single Inferno' has been garnering international attention. Netizens commented, "She must have had trouble trying to imitate celebrities," "She wanted to be luxurious but didn't have the money to," "She wanted to have that image as 'Young and Rich' but didn't have the money. This is embarrassing," "I wonder why she decided to wear fake products when she knew this show was going to be broadcast worldwide," "This is embarrassing because 'Single's Inferno' was broadcast worldwide and gaining global attention," "This is an international shame...lol," "It's a shame that she wants fame even if she has to wear fake products," and "I think she would have been praised if she wore clothing from less known independent brands but made it look luxury."