Korean singer-actress IU says she was overcome with self-hatred when younger


Korean singer and actress IU has opened up about her struggles with accepting herself during her younger years. The 27-year-old star, whose real name is Lee Ji-eun, made the revelation during her appearance on the Korean variety show You Quiz On The Block on Wednesday (Mar 31).

She shared, “When I was young, I had a lot of self-hatred. Even if I achieved good results, it was hard for me to love myself when I was in my early twenties”.

IU added that things changed when she turned 25 years old and wrote the song Palette, which has the lyrics “I think I know myself now”.