Stray Kids recently came back with their new album ODDINARY, and although promotions for the group were temporarily halted due to several of the members testing positive for COVID-19, fans were excited that the members were able to start promotions again.
Recently, Stray Kids had their first comeback stage since resuming promotions on Show Champion.
And while the stage was incredible, with all of the members’ talented dancing, rapping, and singing…
me after today’s maniac stage pic.twitter.com/bBx7evy08H
— yesa 🎁 0325 (@eight_universe) March 31, 2022
… Fans are voicing outrage at Stray Kids’ stylists.
— SKZ #1 ON BB200 🔩 (@skznewsupdates) March 30, 2022
Although the members’ styling perfectly suited the “MANIAC” concept, when fans specifically watched Lee Know‘s fancam, they realized that the stylist had actually overlooked not only the idol’s comfort but even safety when choosing his outfit.
Although Lee Know is a powerful dancer with incredible intensity, fans noticed that he wasn’t dancing with any of his usual power.
And it was undeniable that it was the outfit that was making Lee Know uncomfortable. Since he was continually trying to readjust it during the stage.
But not only was he inhibited from dancing to his full capability, but he actually slipped and fell on the stage, risking injury because of his outfit.
Despite Lee Know being one of the members with difficult floor choreography, his stylist put him in a glove with spikes on it. Causing him to slip during the floor choreography.
Fans even noticed that Lee Know tried to take the spikes off during the performance, likely to try and prevent himself from slipping again or accidentally hurting his members.
Fans also found it incredibly insensitive of the stylist to put Lee Know in an outfit that kept coming undone, risking showing his stomach.
Previously Lee Know has shared with fans that he doesn’t feel comfortable revealing his stomach because of a surgical scar.
And since his shirt kept coming untucked, Lee Know had to keep adjusting it while performing, likely holding back on his dancing not only because of the outfit’s limitations but also to keep his stomach covered.
Especially at the end of his fancam, fans could tell that Lee Know looked immensely unhappy.
And while they were proud of Lee Know’s professionalism…
just watched lee know's fancam and he did so well despite feeling super uncomfortable in his stage outfit, he's truly a professional
— Maddie 👑🐺😈 (@chxnshug) March 30, 2022
leeknow had problem with his outfits in both takes of maniac yet he handled it so well and maintained the energy throughout the whole performance pic.twitter.com/I95HdZ9Qiq
— 𓃹 (@eternallino) March 30, 2022
They were upset with Stray Kids’ stylists for putting him in such a clearly uncomfortable outfit.
i don’t agree with how lee know was visibly uncomfortable in the outfit he was wearing and he still had to wear it. you can see him pull at the shirt or pull it down many times..
— kai is seeing skz !! (@justtskz) March 31, 2022
Stylist rlly need to give him proper outfit cuz this surely made him annoyed w his outfit. It kept on going up and getting out of his belt and distracted him during the dance plus lee know kinda insecure w his stomach because of a surgery scar so :/ pic.twitter.com/cy88n14FBI
— #1찬프 (@hoe4seung) March 30, 2022
Especially since he risked injury with his slip.
lee know was not just uncomfy in this outfit but he was clearly hurt by the spikes on the sleeves.. i really hope the stylists will be more careful and considerate next time pic.twitter.com/a9bCYJUUAR
— 리냠냠 ☺︎︎ charmer #1 fan (@linomnom) March 30, 2022
And since this was the first performance Lee Know had gotten to do since quarantine, it only made fans more frustrated on his behalf.
the outfit is so pretty but it looked uncomfortable maybe the belt was too loose im not sure😭 still is amazing to see lee know work his way with it still maintaining the choreography with great power nothing could EVER stop him pic.twitter.com/75W4hYFyyK
— alba🔮리노 (@linoscookie) March 30, 2022
However, fortunately, the outfits for his two most recent stages for “MANIAC” on Music Bank and Mcountdown were much more comfortable for the idol, and fans got to see him truly giving his all on stage.
JUST LOOK AT HIM GO WHEN HIS OUTFIT IS COMFORTABLE. YES LEE KNOW GO LEE KNOW!!! pic.twitter.com/sUGjObaQVQ
— kiara ☻ (@bokiewrld) March 31, 2022
You can watch the Show Champion stage for “MANIAC” here.
You can watch Lee Know’s fancam here.