The members of aespa were one of the most exciting acts to perform at KAMP LA 2022. But while their performance earned them praise, fans were outraged to see that member Giselle was forced to contend with wardrobe malfunctions.
she’s absolutely unreal pic.twitter.com/djeqPrdYRv
— hourly karina (@hourlykrn) October 16, 2022
Naturally, their performance in Los Angeles was no exception. They each showcased their incredible range, including their impressive live vocals and stage presence.
DONT EVER SPEAK ON HER STAGE PRESENCE OR VOCALS pic.twitter.com/Si6jirKWlV
— rie (@LOVENlNG) October 17, 2022
girls (i had to get karina’s high note like she’s so stable live) pic.twitter.com/MyuqolMqqn
— 🐈⬛ already missing aespa (@synkjaebeom) October 17, 2022
Giselle made MYs proud with her performance, particularly considering that she faced some difficulties with her outfit, as she was dressed in a short skirt and a tube top.
While the outfit certainly looked great, fans noticed that she seemed to be uncomfortable in it, having to constantly fix it while she was onstage.
Giselle can be seen in the first few seconds running backstage to get her outfit fixed. Saw some more fancams capturing Gi constantly having to run off to avoid wardrobe malfunctions. Man does she always get the short end of a stick. Entirely upsetting.pic.twitter.com/ojUnM85IYB
— irene (@_aescalade) October 17, 2022
that stylist dared to give giselle a mini skirt during smtown that she had to keep pulling it down bcos its uncomfortable and now they did it again with a fvcking tube without safety strap and let her perform on stage pulling it up all the time? 🤬 pic.twitter.com/XujCmqsgv3
— 🥛 (@milkyaeri) October 17, 2022
In fact, she even left the stage several times to go and get help from staff, leading fans to criticize her stylists.
u know it’s fucking serious when giselle had to run backstage multiple times because of her uncomfortable outfit.
— —𝒎. (@aespanim) October 17, 2022
u aint gonna tell us Giselle’s fit is fine when she went in & out of the stage for a few times, our concerns are valid
— jar (@aesPAKed) October 17, 2022
This is not the first time fans criticize aespa’s stylists for the way they dressed Giselle. During her “ZOO” stage with NCT at SMTOWN LIVE 2022, Giselle was also seen trying to hold down her skirt and even toning down her dance due to her discomfort over the skirt’s length.
Yet, just like at SMTOWN LIVE 2022, her professionalism shone through. Netizens praised her for still giving the performance her all…
She did ALL THIS even with a wardrobe malfunction
GISELLE BEST GIRLpic.twitter.com/ZTi8eg0pkn
— ærizennie🌙🐶🐯🦊🐻 (@aerizennieee) October 17, 2022
…and for ending it with a cheerful smile on her face.
Giselle sweet smile despite what happened >< pic.twitter.com/YYO4hILbZt
— ryu (@aeriswan) October 17, 2022
Not only that, but she also addressed the issue on social media later, keeping a positive attitude and even saying, “But tbf my outfit was cute tho,” gaining praise from fans for her take on the issue.
u’re too good gi pic.twitter.com/Ja53bKCNnW
— —𝒎. (@aespanim) October 17, 2022
Fans are now calling on SM Entertainment to address the problem and ensure that neither Giselle nor her members have to deal with it again, especially since it happened more than once.
We will understand if this is the first time, but this happened not just once or twice. That girl is working so hard for u, for us, and for herself, if you can't treat her like a VIP then treat her as a regular idol who needs good support from her team#GiselleDeservesBetter
— nik 🥀 (@alreadyaddicted) October 17, 2022
What’s more, this time it even led to translation issues: Giselle is the English speaker in the group but since her wardrobe malfunctions forced her to leave the stage, aespa were left at a bit of a loss as to how to communicate with the audience. There was a translator there, but according to fans, the members were mainly relying on Giselle.
giselle had problems with her top so she went backstage right as they were going to greet everyone so aespa just stood there looking lost and when karina said smth in korean she paused and said “oh there’s no translation” in eng
— krys #Forever1 🤍 (@sonyejins_) October 17, 2022
oomf got it on video to they probably didn’t think aespa would need a translator because they have giselle but ofc anything can happen during their set and giselle had to keep going off stage in between the songs to fix her outfit pic.twitter.com/ptd38iwsw6 https://t.co/ETbWjmBBNh
— ✰ (@wntrult) October 17, 2022
Giselle has faced multiple challenges as a performer this year, including technical difficulties throughout most of her “ZOO” stages at SMTOWN LIVE 2022. But she has always delivered the best possible stage, proving she’s a true professional!
Read further about Giselle facing styling issues right here.