Stray Kids, the internationally renowned K-Pop sensation, took the 2023 VMAs by storm, leaving an indelible mark on the awards ceremony with their unforgettable and slightly bewildering reactions upon winning a prestigious award.
The captivating tale behind this viral moment was unraveled by none other than Changbin, one of Stray Kids’ talented members, shedding light on the seemingly perplexing incident that had the internet buzzing.
On the fateful evening of September 12th, Stray Kids graced the grand stage of the 2023 VMAs, setting it ablaze with their electrifying performance of their chart-topping hit, “S-Class.”
As the world watched in awe, the group achieved the pinnacle of recognition by clinching the coveted “Best K-Pop” award.
Stray Kids’ Rollercoaster of Emotions: VMAs’ Unforgettable Award Win
Now, under normal circumstances, one would expect sheer jubilation and unbridled exuberance to follow such a monumental triumph.
(Photo : Instagram|@realstraykids)
However, when the names of the winners were announced, a rather peculiar scene unfolded. Particularly noteworthy was the moment when Bang Chan and I.N began to rise from their seats; an air of confusion seemed to shroud the group momentarily.
It took them a few precious seconds to fully grasp the gravity of the situation. Yet, as the realization dawned on them, their expressions transformed, and radiant smiles broke through the initial bewilderment, reflecting the sheer joy of their well-earned victory.
— Variety (@Variety) September 13, 2023
As they took the stage to address the audience, they effortlessly transitioned into the celebratory mood that such a momentous occasion warranted.
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The online community, affectionately known as netizens, was quick to catch on to the initial perplexity displayed by the group members.
Here’s what fans are saying:
LOOK AT OUR BOYS THEIR GENUINE SMILES AND HAPPINESS WE DID IT STAYS, STRAYKIDS DID IT
Did anyone else cry they’re so cuteeeee
Their reaction! The fact it really took them all a hot sec for the win to register was adorable, especially considering they’re not new to winning. They totally deserved this!
They looked around unphased…..YES YOU! YOU WON! STAND UP GUYS! YOU DID IT! BINNIE SAID THERE WOULD BE GOOD NEWS THIS WEEK! HE WAS RIGHT!
Memes and gifs capturing their momentary confusion spread like wildfire across social media platforms, instantly turning Stray Kids into a viral sensation.
However, behind the scenes, there is a reasonable explanation for the initial bewilderment that graced their faces. In a post-event conversation with their devoted fans, Changbin provided valuable insights into the pandemonium that unfolded backstage.
He revealed that they had not immediately comprehended that their names had been called when they were announced as the winners.
In his own words, Changbin explained, “Really lolol the song was playing, but we didn’t know it was us. We didn’t know we were being called because we couldn’t hear well..lolol.”
Cannot believe we won Best K-Pop at the 2023 VMAs🙌
Thank you STAY for this amazing award!
— Stray Kids (@Stray_Kids) September 13, 2023
Stray Kids’ VMAs Legacy: A Reminder of Music’s Unpredictable Magic
When considering the magnitude of their achievement and the heightened atmosphere at the VMAs, it comes as no surprise that the Stray Kids members struggled to hear their names amidst the deafening cacophony.
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Stray Kids durante apresentação de “S-Class” no VMA 2023 [1/3]💕
— Stray Kids Brasil ★★★★★ (@StrayKidsBrasil) September 13, 2023
Their award was undoubtedly a well-deserved honor, and the initial moment of confusion, while amusing to fans and netizens alike, was merely a testament to the overwhelming excitement and chaos that often accompanies such prestigious accolades.
Stray Kids’ journey to stardom and their captivating reactions at the 2023 VMAs will undoubtedly remain etched in the annals of music history.