Stray Kids Bangchan recent hairstyle is raising eyebrows, some fans claim this is a case of cultural appropriation.

The idol has sported cornrows recently, a change of style that received mixed reactions from their fandom (stay). Some called for an explanation and an apology while others simply state he did nothing wrong.





Fans are also bringing up the fact that he’s a rookie and has no control over his style from clothes to hair.

Here is what fans are saying:




JYP Entertainment has yet to respond to fans’ complaints.

What do you think of this? Is this cultural appropriation or cultural appreciation?