K-Pop idols are supposed to maintain a very clean-cut image, where they’re even expected to cover up tattoos on many broadcasts. But, ironically enough, idols are sometimes given inappropriate shirts to wear, that feature everything from vulgar language in English to explicit images. Whenever idols are given these “interesting” shirts, fans can’t help but wonder at the strange choice.
Some examples include TXT‘s Huening Kai wearing an angsty shirt that says, “F*ck you you f*cking f*ck.”
Or NATURE‘s Uchae wearing a very unique shirt.
At Stray Kids’ recent concert, MANIAC Seoul Special (UNVEIL 11), their stylists tried to avoid giving Lee Know a shirt with an inappropriate message.
As one of his many outfits, Lee Know looked casual but powerful in a white t-shirt and black pants.
But it didn’t take long for fans to find the t-shirt he’d worn, which referenced the English punk rock band, Sex Pistols.
The difference between Lee Know’s shirt and the original was that his stylist censored the first part of the group’s name.
THEY CENSORED THE SHIRT HDJSHD pic.twitter.com/NfcOY6VeAn
— elise (@hwangsamericano) September 17, 2022
Although it’s evident what the stylist was trying to do, fans were definitely curious about the decision since they were censoring the band name.
Pls that's the band's name 😆 https://t.co/j0Wbhr7wdh
— Sophia 🤍🖤 (@noisystay) September 17, 2022
literally a band's name it's okaaay 😭😭 https://t.co/f7Ivs8ITRx
— Ay (@changgoroo) September 17, 2022
And if Stray Kids’ stylists really see this as a problem, fans are confused why they don’t just avoid shirts like this altogether.
they keep giving them shirts with cursewords (? sex isnt a curseword but u get the point) just to censor them with tape like 😭 just find another shirt https://t.co/hKv1BA9C38
— yasmin 143 (@pirrikseu) September 17, 2022
i don’t understand why they don’t just get different shirts 😭😭 https://t.co/kF0ErLQaIP
— STAY💓SDIK YARTS (@minchiddies) September 17, 2022
Fans certainly found the decision amusing, especially considering a clip of Lee Know cursing recently went viral.
oh no now how will we know what it says https://t.co/gldp5DUloV
— 🥡khad misses skz (@linosoobu) September 17, 2022
they rlly said it's a family show https://t.co/I4qLLmcWpx
— & (@qtboks) September 17, 2022
You can read about some more “interesting” shirts here.