G-Dragon gets called what?
He gets called many names.
Among them: Terms like fashionista and trend-setter.
But when G-Dragon of Big Bang visited Paris Fashion Week, he was greeted with a slur instead.
Apparently being a global superstar and one of the biggest K-pop acts doesn’t shield you from racism, website Asian Junkie reported.
While his popularity has led to a feature in Italian Vogue, a cover story for Complex magazine, and collaborations with the likes of Diplo, Skrillex, and Missy Elliott, GD (as he's known to adoring fans) 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).
The irony: GD is actually Korean, not Chinese.
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.
Sources: Asian Junkie, Popdust, Youtube