Korea’s national broadcaster attacks foreigners


MBC is one of Korea’s biggest TV networks, if not the biggest. It’s basically their national broadcasting network. Recently, they aired a short “documentary” about how nasty foreigners are getting nice Korean girls pregnant and giving them HIV. Yeah, you know, one of those sans-fact all foreigners are dirty, blahblahblah, stealin’ our [blahblahblah] pieces of trash, racist, xenophobic, sensationalist – cue dramatic music – “investigative reports”.

Needless to say, the foreigner community is fuming over this blatant attack on what is still a soft, easy target over here.

Unsavoury events happen anywhere, yet how irresponsible is it when the nation’s main broadcaster whips up this kind of ugly – and ill-informed – sentiment.

What an insult. What an insult to my beautiful Korean wife. What an insult to a mate and his Korean wife, expecting in a couple of months. What an insult to another mate and his Korean wife, and their beautiful five year old daughter. And the rest of us, who either keep to ourselves, and/or are in genuine relationships with Korean women.

What an insult to all of us university educated, health – including drugs and HIV – tested ESL teachers who’ve submitted FBI (or the equivalent e.g. AFP in Australia) criminal background checks.

A slap in the face to all the ESL teachers trying to help Korea (and its export economy) become more integrated with the rest of the world via the international language, English.

Snubbed: all the foreign engineers over here working hand in hand with Korea’s best to build the next generation of world-class technologies.

What spitefulness to all the US troops stationed in Korea, a deterrent against an erratic and dangerous North Korea.

One of the most disgusting pieces of trash “journalism” I’ve seen in a long, long time. MBC Korea, hang your head in shame.

Livid.

This kind of “reporting” is not on. Anywhere.

PS And to think, Korea is trying to promote their Yeosu 2012 Expo (no, NOT linking).

Via Crimson North

It’s a start. We’ve done what our generation does best.

UPDATE

Funny way for MBC Korea, Korea’s national broadcaster, to stereotype foreigners just when Korea’s trying to open its doors to the world.

UPDATE II

We’ve put a report of sorts on CNN’s iReport. Recommending it etc. only takes a few mouse clicks.

RESULTS

From the Korea Herald: “Expats outraged by ‘racist’ MBC report”

“What has been revealed (if you will) is the real story behind mixed relationships in Korea, and what a truly heart-warming story it is. MBC has egg on their face, and should apologize,” said James Board, an elementary school teacher from Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province.

    • Sean of Deer Park
    • May 31st, 2012

    *eye’s wide open* Gawd!

    It’s like the ABC on steroids. The last remark “…time to form proper and wholesome relationships…”; what the ?

    I hope LBB, isn’t too embarrassed by the report. I can see it perhaps could put her in an awkward position socially, to say the least. I know you are big enough to look after yourself Binger’s, but I’d certainly want them to apologise. Write them a letter of complaint, maybe call the Australian Embassy and tell them they should make a statement. Not nice, at all.

    • Most people know it for what it is. That said, garbage like that has no place even on some obscure cable channel, let alone the national broadcaster.

      • Sean of Deer Park
      • May 31st, 2012

      Love it! I see you have started a movement. And it’s growing, fast! :lol:

      • Not a victim. Simply a task of calling bullshit and holding them to account.

  1. Just wanting to lift standards and hold them to account.

    • philjourdan
    • May 31st, 2012

    I noticed that you mentioned several “mates” and their wives. Perhaps the Korean men are getting jealous?

      • Red, White and Blue
      • June 1st, 2012

      Our taste in Korean women and theirs is very different. So it works out well. I’ve lived in Korea for almost 12 years and it’s been that way since I’ve been here.

      • Bad boy. Baaaaad boy!

    • Gemma Mitchell
    • June 1st, 2012

    Thanks for this. I just want to point out that this has also made me feel really distressed. I am an English woman married to a korean man and living full time in this country. My husband and i are currently expecting our first child. We experience the usual indirect racism on a daily basis- staring, dissaproving faces etc, but this blatent in your face video really worries me. I love this country but it has now made me question if it truely the place that i should raise my daughter.

    • Hang in there, Gemma. A friend has a beautiful five year old mixed race daughter, and she’s doing great.

      • Carpe Jugulum
      • June 1st, 2012

      Don’t lose hope Gemma, people can be arseholes no matter where you go.

      When Lady Jugulum & i first met i was called her “Talking dog”, “pet Monkey”, Talking Monkry” etc.

      I’m an Australian married to the most beautiful Japanese girl on the planet and no matter where you go some people are just meatheads, life is a bit of a lottery that way.

      As for the video, i reitterate, some people are arseholes. If i may give some advice, Lady Jugs & i have 3 mixed race children (or as we call them, the kids), the 2 eldest look very much like me and our youngest son takes after his mother. That is we have 2 anglo looking children and one who looks very Japanese. Two of our children are (now) Japenese citizens and no one really cares about their heritage.

      I guess this is my long winded way to say that asia is a great place to raise kids and don’t worry about a minority that try to intimidate. Trust me the greatest defenders you will ever have are asian grandparents. They are like wolves on steroids. :)

        • Carpe Jugulum
        • June 1st, 2012

        Need to work on my spelling when i’m pissed off too ;)

      • wolves on steroids

        I’ve kind of noticed that.

        Ain’t no match for Mum. You say a bad word about her, and she will mind rape you until the sun explodes, and only then give you a temporary reprieve.

        Na, na. She’ll laugh. Politely.

        Love you, Mum.

          • Carpe Jugulum
          • June 1st, 2012

          “mind rape you until the sun explodes, and only then give you a temporary reprieve.”

          I am keeping that.

          It’s funny beacause it’s true

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • June 1st, 2012

    I just saw you response in the Korea Herald. Well done, from the House of Jugulum, Kobe Cho Kobe Chi Ai Onsen (thats our house to the north west). Oh yeah ai onsen is a suburb not a spa. Bit of a pity really :)

      • Carpe Jugulum
      • June 1st, 2012

      Kobe Shi…..bugger

      • But a joint venture ferry ride away

        • I hear asahi ain’t a bad drop. But how would I know? Ever done soju properly?

            • Carpe Jugulum
            • June 1st, 2012

            Asahi super dry is the nectar of the gods , the beer they drink on heaven.

              • Carpe Jugulum
              • June 1st, 2012

              in heaven…….shit

              • ON heaven?

                  • Carpe Jugulum
                  • June 1st, 2012

                  Bugger…….

                • Shit, weird beard. You high as fuck. Go easy. Toerag Doyle is in the shit again.

          • Carpe Jugulum
          • June 1st, 2012

          It would have to be a ferry that can go inland :)

          • shinkansen, ktx good chap

              • Carpe Jugulum
              • June 2nd, 2012

              :)

  2. Holy Korean Xenophobes, Batman!

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