Stray Kids’ Han Releases Handwritten Apology For His Past Lyrics That Included Racist Slurs
Stray Kids‘ Han has released his handwritten apology letter after his past lyrics that contained racist slurs resurfaced.
In a post made on Stray Kids’ official Instagram, Han posted his handwritten letter, along with a translation in English.
Hello, this is Stray Kids HAN.
First, the lyrics I wrote around 2013 when I was 13 years old have caused great concern to fans and many others. Without any excuse, this is completely my fault. I sincerely apologize.
I wrote the inappropriate lyrics with only the single thought of wanting to rap during my irresponsible, younger days. I apologize for hurting so many people with the lyrics written without thinking enough.
Due to this incident, I was able to think deeply while reading comments that many had left, as well as the lyrics I wrote in the past.
The reason why I chose to become a singer was so I could express myself through music and connect with many people. Because of this, I feel greatly ashamed of myself for writing such lyrics in the past.
As I fully understand that such behavior cannot be excused simply because of young age, I will reflect upon my actions deeply.
I will always cherish the love and support sent by fans globally and will become someone who stands on stage with a righteous heart.
Once again, I sincerely apologize to all of those who I have scarred due to my past behavior.
In Han’s lyrics from when he was a teenager, he was heard using slurs that are derogatory towards people with mental disabilities and also racial slurs that are offensive to people with darker skin tones.