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Posted by Sophie-Ha Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Stray Kids' Bang Chan releases an apology after an old clip surfaces of the idol doing a Jim Crow pose

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On August 3, Stray Kids' Bang Chan trended worldwide on Twitter as he took to Bubble to post an apology to his fans.

This was after an old video clip showing Bang Chan dancing to Childish Gambino's "This Is America" resurfaced on social media. The video clip showed Bang Chan dancing to the popular song, and fans pointed out his imitation of the Jim Crow pose at the end was offensive.

In the 1830s and 1840s, a white entertainer named Thomas Dartmouth created a racist character in blackface named Jim Crow. After the civil war, most of the southern states passed laws denying basic human rights to blacks, and this became known as the "Jim Crow" laws.

The Jim Crow laws mandated the segregation of public schools, public places, and public transportation, and the segregation of restrooms, restaurants, and drinking fountains between white and black people. Jim Crow represented the legitimization of anti-black racism and was symbolically represented as a satire in Childish Gambino's music video for "This is America."


Therefore, many Stray Kids fans were disappointed when Bang Chan imitated it. As his past video spread on social media, Bang Chan took to Bubble to post a lengthy apology to his fans.

According to the netizens on social media, it seems that Bang Chan took it into his own hands to post this lengthy apology to his fans without the company's permission. And since his apology, online users on the web have been in constant discussion over the issue.

One Korean American user on YouTube pointed out that it was wrong for Bang Chan to do the pose, but he probably didn't know about the pose and did not intentionally mock it.

What are your thoughts on the issue?

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xrize586 pts Tuesday, August 3, 2021 37
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Your intentions do not matter because there is no logical thought behind those who are criticizing you. I'm an African American, I am not a Gambino fan, but I also was not aware he was imitating that pose. So if I don't know that, how do you expect foreigners to know that? The guy put it in a weird music video and there's no telling how many times someone has imitated that pose within and outside of America, with complete ignorance of it's meaning. It just looked like he was doing something weird which happens in most music videos. This isn't about black America and racism. It's actually about cancel culture. This is why people never stop complaining about it in politics. Even people who like to be productive on the left understand there is no benefit in this movement. It just causes minorities to bicker with one another about who is the bigger victim and who hurt who. Meanwhile the other side is united in whatever it is they believe. Nobody but minorities (mostly liberal) in America would ever waste their time doing pointless apologies for truthfully non-discriminatory actions in the first place!

It's just childish people taking anything they can and spinning it in the most negative light possible. It's the boy who cried wolf on a global scale. Every minority is so racist, sexist, and evil towards other minorities and everyone's hearts are just so broken. So x,y,z famous person should apologize to everyone who was mentally hurt over nothing or lose their career and be slandered forever as problematic. Poor guy immediately surrendered and blamed himself for...not actually being racist towards me or other black people. Meanwhile real racists are going about their day as we speak to doing actual racism. Nice. Great job internet.

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taleebe9857 pts Tuesday, August 3, 2021 84
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Wow I had no idea.


At this rate, I think its safe to just not do anything because you'll never know if what you're doing ends up being offensive or not.

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