Stray KidsHan has recently been under fire for his past actions. Although the issue in question occurred pre-debut, it has only been brought to light of late.

Fans discovered that in one of this pre-debut raps, he had included not only the n-slur, but also a racist phrase against Southeast Asians. It was noted that his rap also included an ableist term.

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In the sound clip going around on Twitter, his rap lyrics can be heard as, “Are you a kkamdoongie foreign laborer, you motherf*cking pig bird” while he also mentions the lyrics “mental hospital” and “mental patient” in a few lines as a diss. A few lines later, he also allegedly utters the n-slur.

The term “kkamdoongie” is often taken in an offensive way to people with darker skin and has been compared to the n-slur. Southeast Asians are also commonly called “foreign laborers” in racist commentary, given the history and cliche of Southeast Asians travelling to South Korea for manual jobs.

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The original rap was uploaded by Han on his personal YouTube prior to debut. It was taken down eventually, but some netizens have reuploaded a clip onto Twitter.

Neither Han nor JYP Entertainment has yet to speak on this matter in particular. On the other hand, while some international netizens are outraged, a portion defends his mistakes as one of immature youth.