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Former B.A.P’s Bang Yongguk Earns Praise After Calling For Prayer Break At Malaysia Concert


Some found it a refreshing contrast to the Matty Healy incident.

Former B.A.P. member Bang Yongguk won the internet’s heart after his considerate actions during his recent concert in Malaysia.

Bang Yongguk performing in Malaysia | @bangstergram/Instagram

On July 20 (local time), the rapper performed at Kuala Lampur’s Shantanand Auditorium as part of his ongoing Colors Of Bang Yongguk tour. A fan-taken video from the concert revealed that he had paused the show mid-way to allow Muslim fans to perform their prayer at the routine time.

It turns out that the official schedule for Bang’s concert also showed two prayer breaks allocated during the event, one at 4:45 pm and another at 7:45 pm (local time).


Bang and his team showed full consideration to the local customs by not only allotting breaks for prayers but also arranging dedicated rooms where fans could peacefully perform them.

Malaysian fans were also touched that the rapper requested his translator to convey his entire speech in Malay, showing genuine respect for their customs and culture.

While the sensitivity shown by the former B.A.P. leader received much praise on social media, it also brought up the Matty Healy incident. Interestingly, Yongguk’s concert was just a day before Healy’s. The British singer performed at the Good Vibes Festival in Kuala Lumpur on July 21 and caused the event to get called off after criticizing the anti-LGBTQ+ laws of the country and kissing his bandmate on stage.

Many Malaysian queer individuals criticized Healy for trying to play the “white savior” without considering the actual people his actions might affect. Disappointed netizens complained that he left the community worse off with his “performative activism.”

With how closely these two incidents took place, comparisons were inevitable. The appreciation for Bang’s sensitivity was followed up with scathing criticism of Healy’s actions in almost all the cases.

But regardless of the other incident, Bang Yongguk successfully won the hearts of Malaysian K-Pop fans with his considerate actions.

Content Source: www.koreaboo.com


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