Big Bang‘s G-Dragon is making the news in Western news sources, but not because of his concerts or his music. The popular K-Pop rapper has caused controversy with an Instagram photo that may not have been very well thought out.
The picture in question was shared through his official Instagram account on July 30. In it, he wears a gray T-shirt over his head and has his face painted black. Along with the picture comes the simple caption, “X.”
G-Dragon has been known to post unusual photos before, but this one came in bad timing. Online news sources pointed out that the picture looks similar to the trend of American artists paying tribute to slain American youth Trayvon Martin by wearing a hoodie. With the black paint on G-Dragon’s face, the picture comes off as a distasteful homage to Trayvon Martin