Singer Sulli re-opens Instagram after inexplicable two-day closure

By Park Sae-jin Posted : January 16, 2017, 12:57 Updated : January 16, 2017, 14:41

[Sulli's Instagram]

Former f(x) member Sulli re-opened her Instagram Monday, clearing speculation about an inexplicable two-day closure that sparked widespread speculation.  

Fans voiced worries when the 22-year-old closed down her Instagram at the weekend at the height of online criticism and cyber bullying.  Now, they heave a sigh of relief after Sulli posted prankful pictures again without explaining why she had her Instagram turned private.
An online battle is also back to normal. Haters and supporters immediately began posting comments, either side refusing to back off.

For Sulli, a heated online Instagram battle has been a daily thing since she uploaded artistic images filmed by a professional photographer a year ago. Female-centered online communities threw critical comments, claiming the images were reminiscent of cute and sexy underage girls.

Since then, every post she uploaded has been filled with hate comments and malicious rumors. Nevertheless, she took guts to keep uploading provocative posts. The keyboard battle got worse recently after Sulli sarcastically lashed out at the abusers.

Cyberbullying has been a serious social issue because indiscriminate online criticism sometimes led to suicide. There have been other forms of cyberbullying like coordinated hacking to leak private information.
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