What do you think of the Racist Propaganda by MBC and these videos?
I was shocked, disgusted and appalled when I saw this video. It is one of those things that make you want to say out loud, what the hell?
I mean, I already know from personal experience that a lot of Koreans are racist and even though all people are racist for that matter, what is hard to swallow is how blatant Koreans are with it. When racism is mixed with a lack of tact, somebody is bound to get emotionally hurt.
I know Korea has not been open to the rest of the world for a very long time and progress has been tremendous. With such rapid progress, mistakes are going to be made but by all means this video was not a mistake.
But is this really how most Koreans feel about foreigners? I think not. But this type of rhetoric is more harmful to the image of Korea than they might think.
Korean women flock over foreign men. They are interested in them because they are exotic, outgoing and for the most part gentlemen. The same can be said about women and men everywhere who have encountered a foreigner.
Yes it is a shameful video and shame on those guys that did those things if they are true. But it doesn’t excuse this kind of hatred. It’s like saying, if one Korean did something bad to me, all Koreans did something bad to me. That’s stupid and a very dangerous way of thinking.
Since the video has since been removed on YouTube by MBC, but I was able to find it.
However, the script goes something like this if you prefer to read it:
Translation: MBC ‘세상보기 시시각각’s “The Shocking Reality About Relationships with Foreigners”
Voice 1:“If I say “I’m an American”, I have no trouble with trying to meet women in Korea.”
Voice 2: “I became pregnant.”
Voice 3: “I tested positive for HIV”
Narration: As the days go by, the foreign population in Korea is increasing, and it causes an inconvenient truth as Korean women are trying to hang out with foreigners in Korea. We covered this news story.
Sub: (Title: “The Shocking Reality About Relationships with Foreigners”)
Narration: A foreign participant who has recently become famous from a Korean audition tv program “Superstar Korea” has caused controversy on fraud charges and for being involved with many Korean women. A moral about foreigners who live in Korea has become a social issue.
Sub: Fraud, A sex scandal…..
Narration: We went to a place where we can meet foreigners easily. In that place, we can find couples who look like foreign men and Korean women walking all over the streets with daring intimacy.
Sub: Compromising scenes are happening all over the place…..
Sub: in a club…
Narration: We went to a club that is popular for many Korean women. We can see many couples who are physically affectionate there, making onlookers uncomfortable. This is like the compromising physical intimacy as seen in films.
Sub: It seems natural for them to have physical contact (with foreigners)….
Narration: Do you think that their relationship is based upon trust or just curiosity?
Foreign man 1: “If I say “I’m an American”, I have no trouble with trying to meet women in Korea.”
Foreign man 2: “She came to the bar to meet me and my friend. (indistinguishable) and then the next day, we woke up and she left and it was all well and good. And that night she called me 27 times in less than 30 minutes.”
Narration: What makes Korean women open their mind so easily to foreign men?
Junsung Park (Professor of Psychological Rehabilitation, at Korea Nazarene University): In comparison to dating Korean men , there are fewer opportunities to date foreign men. So, it is important for Korean women to develop a relationship with foreign men rapidly.
Narration: A Korean woman is trying to catch a cab. Later, a foreign man is approaching her. In a few minutes, they are in the romantic mood like an old couple.
Sub: In less than 10 minutes, their intimacy develops as if they are an old couple.
What do foreign men think about Korean women?
Foreign man 3: Korean girls are beautiful. (edit) I’m open minded so—(edit) (indistinguishable) stupid because you’ve never slept with a Korean. (edit) I come to the clubs and I’m going to get one later.
Korean Woman: Some Korean women are trying to meet foreign men to learn English but foreign men meet Korean women with a different purpose. I think that’s why the relationship can’t last long.
Sub: Physical contact is accomplished very easily.
Narration: Moreover, some Korean women who are interested in foreign men are trying to date with foreign men frequently. For this type of women, some foreign men make bad comments about Korean women. Therefore, other innocent Korean women suffer a lot from that. The problem is there is no place to appeal to for these women who are victims of foreigners.
Sub: Korean women are like a fast food.
Sub: “Help me, I was swindled by a foreigner”
Sub: Women being sexually assaulted by foreigners are increasing.
One reporter was trying to contact these victims of foreigners.
Victim 1: hello?
Reporter: hi, I am calling from MBC ‘세상보기 시시각각’ production team.
Victim 1: What’s your business?
Reporter: We called because we heard you were the victim of a foreigner.
Victim 1: I have nothing to say about that.
Victim 2: I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Victim 3: That’s not true.
Narration: Most of the victims avoid telling the truth.
Victim 4 (for the victim, changed voice and scene): I became pregnant so I called him and told him about my pregnancy. Then he was trying to avoid my phone calls, telling me he was busy. A few days later, I called him again and the number was unavailable.
Korean man: (Talking about (Korean female) friend who met a foreigner at a foreigners club): She said she lent (her foreign boyfriend) 3,000,000 won. It was her key money for her monthly rental. Her boyfriend took her money and disappeared. This money issue doesn’t surprise me at all…
Korean man (continued): One person wanted to talk to me. (After having a relationship with a foreign boyfriend), she went to the hospital to check her health. The doctor said that there was something wrong with her blood. He said he wanted to retest her blood, so she got her blood tested again, Don’t be shocked… She was HIV positive.
Sub: At night, young Korean people and foreigners mingle in the street.
Narration: Most of the foreigners who were dating with Korean female victims disappeared without a trace directly after the event, so Korean female victims have to deal with all of the damages and remaining loss.
Junsung Park, Professor of Psychological Rehabilitation, at Korea Nazarene University: The foreign population in Korea will be increasing now and forever. Because of this growth, I think we should think critically about foreigners and keep thinking about this problem. Korean society should consider this problem too.
Narration: There are only a few uncomfortable cultures of affection that cause problems in Korea. It is now time that we formed proper and wholesome relationships with the opposite sex.
There has been a lot of outrage that includes getting the MBC president to issue an apology. You can find the signature page to voice your concern here:
And what do you make of this:
Take a look at this page for instance Koreans painting their faces black for laughs.
(starts at 0:44)
I really don’t see the humor. What I see is a lack of racial sensitivity and ignorance at its best.
But rhetoric like this is not only found in Korea. In Japan:
And since Japan’s history books teach their children that they invaded Asia for Asia’s sake then you find this:
And some not so fun facts about Japan:
What day and age are we living in people?
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