In episode 3 of UHSN, ex Wanna One member Ha Sungwoon goes undercover with the girls of UHSN and Maria immediately catches on that he’s not just an average person. She says in the clip below that his blond hair, the cameras pointing at him and his face mask make him “suspicious”.
— kam♥세빈 (@yccjungs) June 30, 2019
When he offers her a drink of water she tells the other girls “I told you he was suspicious” before seemingly begrudgingly saying “thank you” and “I’ll drink this well” in Korean. Fans online didn’t take too kindly to this interaction on her part.
all I can think is .. wtf? you can just be polite not this snappy and rude attitude im not here for this he did not deserve that attitude 🤷🏽♀️
— ATEEZ 1ST WIN // amia ♡ (@stayxjisung) June 30, 2019
Other fans who have been following Maria since her earlier days on variety shows have defended her, saying that this is just how she talks.
For Everyone who’s asking, her name is Maria and she was on “I can see your voice 6” also the only one that can speak Korean fluently among the girls. And I knew her before she went to both shows and that is how usually she talks (she can come out as rude)
— DAY6 IS COMING BACK!!! (@xxcaborahxx) June 30, 2019
Later in the same episode, Maria addresses Sungwoon with highest Korean honorifics before finding out who he really is, and then apologizes to him for her probing questions once he reveals his identity. Regardless of her intent in the first clips, most fans are still very unhappy with the way she handled herself in this situation.