Stray Kids’ Bang Chan Praised For Maturity Amid Racist Experience at 2024 Met Gala

As they faced racial discrimination, Stray Kids Bang Chan proved he was a reliable leader with his maturity during the 2024 Met Gala.

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On May 6, 2024, Stray Kids made history as the first K-pop group to be invited to the prestigious Met Gala. All members – Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N – were in attendance and dazzled with their prince-like outfits and Tommy Hilfiger outfits.

Stray Kids' Bang Chan Praised For Maturity Amid Racist Experience at 2024 Met Gala
Stray Kids’ Bang Chan Praised For Maturity Amid Racist Experience at 2024 Met Gala
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However, it wasn’t a totally positive experience.

During the carpet, the members of Stray Kids were racially discriminated against by the press and paparazzi who were tasked to interview the talents invited to the Gala.

Several reporters were seen calling the boys “robots” with some saying they had “never seen so many unemotional faces.”


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Once videos started spreading of the racist experience, many were understandably upset that the members experienced that at their first Met Gala.

It was pointed out by fans that Bang Chan and Felix are native English speakers, and all the members are near-fluent in English thanks to their studying and international activities. It is likely they understood the comments that were hurled at them.

The leader of Stray Kids appeared calm, with no signs of wanting to confront the racist photographers. Instead, after finishing the reveal of their outfits under their coats and allowing the photographers a few seconds to snap photos, Bang Chan promptly claps his hands.

This signaled to the other members that they needed to leave the carpet. Fans believe Bang Chan did this to avoid the negative and racist environment they were in that would potentially ruin their mood.

The calm and resolution reaction of Stray Kids’s leader is being praised, with people loving how mature Bang Chan acted.

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