G-Dragon gets called many names, from the terms fashionista to trend-setter, but when he visited Paris Fashion Week, he was greeted by a slur instead.
Apparently being a global superstar and one of the biggest K-pop acts doesn’t shield you from racism.
According to an article in The New Paper, he had a less-than-stellar encounter at the Yves St Laurent show during Paris Fashion Week last month.
In a video taken as GD enters the building, an unidentified bystander could be heard making remarks such as “ching chong” and some “ni hao” (Mandarin for how are you).
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time that K-pop stars have been subjected to racist remarks.
Last November, after Girls’ Generation won the top honour at the first-ever Youtube Music Awards, there was an outpouring of racist attacks on social media — including countless “ching ching” comments.