IU′s Award Gaffe Cause a Stir Among ′Inkigayo′ Viewers
IU made an embarrassing gaffe on SBS′ Inkigayo while announcing the award winner on February 26.
Instead of proclaiming FT Island as the winner of the Music Fans′ Top Song Award, IU incorrectly announced Se7en as the winner.
Images of FT Island were being shown on screen in the background as IU said, "Congratulations, Se7en." However, fellow MC Goo Hara, quickly corrected her and announced FT Island as the winner.
Afterwards, FT Island′s Lee Hong Ki said, "Thank you (for the award). I would also like to thank FNC Music and Primadonna for the hard work they’ve put in."
IU immediately apologized after their acceptance speech, saying "I′m very sorry, FT Island."
However, many Inkigayo viewers posted their displeasure with IU′s public gaffe on the show′s message board.
Right after the broadcast, Lee tweeted, "Thank you for first place (award) in Inkigayo. We love you, Primadonna." Towards his fans, he added, "Please don′t make a big deal out of IU′s mistake. (We all make mistakes) and I make mistakes all the time. Please be understanding (of her)."
Meanwhile, FT Island also took first place on M.net′s M Countdown on February 23.