Earlier in June, K-Pop idol boy group BIGBANG’s leader G-Dragon (real name Kwon Ji Yong) made an appearance at the Paris Fashion Week in France. He attended the Saint Laurent show as part of Paris Fashion Week Menswear Spring Summer 2015 (SS2015), decked in a metallic green sequinned tuxedo blazer from Saint Laurent. But it wasn’t just the fashion icon’s getup that managed to catch the attention of fans.
In a YouTube video that just surfaced, it was discovered that while he was attending to the photo op session at the Saint Laurent show, he was called “racial slurs”. The “event”, caught on camera, recorded some bystanders yelling “ching chong” (no actual meaning) and “ni hao” (which means, “How are you?” in Mandarin) at the K-Pop superstar.
Watch it here:
We’re not sure if G-Dragon realised what was going on around him, but even if he did, he definitely didn’t show it. He remained calm and composed throughout, as seen in the above 2-minute-odd-long video clip. Perhaps it was a genuine error, that people who didn’t know any better just mistook him for a Chinese person. After all, there was no real harm done as the “slurs” that were thrown at him weren’t vulgarities per se.
Meanwhile, G-Dragon is expected to perform alongside his BIGBANG members and YG Entertainment label mates e.g. 2NE1, PSY, Epik High, WINNER at the “YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Singapore” concert this September. Details here!