At the start of the month, many Stray Kids members created individual Instagram accounts.
Leader Bang Chan chose the handle @gnabnahc. His first post included photos of himself, captioned, “All smiles and positive energy #STAY #0802.”
It has since been edited, though. Now, it reads, “0802 #STAY.” This is not the only post he edited, either.
While Bang Chan had only uploaded three posts so far, he had already established a style exclusive to him. He would post photos of himself with a positive caption along with the date and #STAY, which STAYs appreciated.
bang chan’s instagram caption appreciation: loving the creativeness behind his caption + hashtaging the date plus STAY ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rft2nPNEiI
— ✩ (@beyondyasmin) August 13, 2023
y’all bang chan really got his instagram aesthetic figured it out…like his photos are so beautiful, his captions are thought out with deep sentences, he always hashtags with the date PLUS stay (his fandom name), chan you’re doing so well i hope you know YOURE SO COOL ^_^
— ✩ (@beyondyasmin) August 6, 2023
loving how bang chan captions with such positive words + stay and the dates he posts especially on sundays 🥺
230802 all smiles and positive energy
230806 a bird in the hand
230813 life don’t come with presets pic.twitter.com/WQMBXkn91L
— 한나 규찬 ෆ (@naurnotchan) August 13, 2023
Yet, Bang Chan posted via bubble for JYPNation that he considered simplifying his Instagram captions. He believed they were too cringy.
New message from [짜니]
230814 (22.09 KST)
– I think my insta captions should be more simple
– It is a little cringe too haha
– Hang on
– Oh this is much better hahaha
– I would rather want to put your name as the caption
— Skz Bubble (@0325bubble) August 14, 2023
After, he updated all his Instagram captions. So, now, they only included the date and #STAY.
Chan changed all his insta captions & said ok bubble that he prefer like this 🥺 I just hope he know that we all loved his original idea too but if he’s happy with this, it’s whatever he love & prefer as always 🤍 pic.twitter.com/UTPSszYoc7
— 🌑 𝐥𝐞𝐱𝐢 ✭⭒๋ (@namchanhyung) August 14, 2023
STAYs were disappointed that Bang Chan felt the need to edit his Instagram captions. They are concerned that others have criticized him so much that he became self-conscious about it.
Hate how Bang Chan’s behavior is scrutinized to the point he is forced to change his ways for the sake of some people’s comfort. And no, the captions under his posts were not “cringy”, and he shouldn’t have felt the need to delete them. He is not harming anyone, let him be.
— xela ★★★★★ (@bambiskz) August 14, 2023
his ig captions were so bang chan like it was fun to see a bit or a hint of what goes on inside his head like it’s so cute how he just came up with them while looking at the pics ☹️
— ☽ ayen fan (@M4NIACIN) August 14, 2023
wait so the real reason bang chan changed his ig captions is cause y’all were calling them cringe…..why do y’all secretly hate that man pic.twitter.com/AB26nvvzal
— kennad!!!∞⁸ (@greyanthonyIII) August 14, 2023
Whatever the reason, we hope Bang Chan genuinely did it for himself and not out of concern for what others think about him.