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Monday, March 25, 2013

jTBC drama's breastfeeding scene under controversy for being 'too sexually suggestive'

Article: 'The War of Flowers' Song Sun Mi, blatant close up of Song Sun Mi breastfeeding under controversy

Source: Sports Chosun via Nate

The jTBC drama 'The War of Flowers' featured a scene on the 23rd where actress Song Sun Mi was breastfeeding her baby one last time before possibly being separated for life. Viewers thought the close up and the exposure were too sexually suggestive.

PDs fired back by saying, "Viewing the scene as sexually suggestive is the equivalent to shaming mothers everywhere. We had no intention of creating a sexually suggestive scene. It's more accurate to see it as a portrayal of maternal love as she feeds her baby one last time before facing an unclear future."

1. [+265, -23] How is a mother breastfeeding her child 'a highly sexually suggestive' scene? I found the scene extremely sad and all the more touching...

2. [+232, -22] I will never understand people who view such beautiful things in a weird way

3. [+181, -18] They obviously aren't seeing the scene as a mother feeding her child one last time before possibly never being able to see him again... All they see is her cleavage and are jumping around calling it sexually suggestive.

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Article: Song Sun Mi breastfeeding controversy "Shaming mothers" explanation

Source: SBS via Naver

1. [+435, -18] Stop calling this a controversy when it's not a controversy. You fools are just proving that you have perverted sexual views.

2. [+375, -16] Just 30 years ago, you could freely see mothers breastfeeding in public and no one ever thought it was sexual... But after society became degraded and focused on sex, the exposure of a woman's breast is automatically equated with sexual thoughts.

3. [+222, -12] Disgusting ba$tards thinking disgusting thoughts... What is so wrong with a mother feeding her child. What is even in that head of yours, disgusting perverts?

4. [+188, -5] You know what's more sexually suggestive than this? Teen girls wearing hot pants on music programs and swirling their hips and spreading their legs.

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"I think people are missing the point of this controversy. It's not the breastfeeding that's the problem, it's the fact that an actress is out on TV with her cleavage clearly exposed and it's unsightly to see."

"The problem I have with this is why they felt the need to include this scene. I don't have a problem with breastfeeding... but what do they expect viewers to do while the scene is playing? Stare intently at it and feel like a pervert?"

"Look at the child if there's a breastfeeding scene and you don't know what to look at! Why are you staring at the breasts anyway instead of the child?"

"I can see why people would have a problem with this... You rarely see an actress expose themselves like this on TV so it can get uncomfortable having to watch it."

"To all the idiots saying this isn't a big deal, how about you send me a picture of your wife breastfeeding then and we'll see if you're still okay with it."

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63 comments:

  1. I'm thirsty all of a sudden.

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  2. Oh god. I died laughing at the article title alone.

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  3. If you find anything sexual about a mother breast feeding a child please go see a doctor.

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  4. how can anyone think perverse thoughts when watching someone breastfeeding. god. it's natural. it's beautiful.

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  5. It's sad that people find breast feeding on film/television so offensive. No need to put it in a sexual light just because a naked breast is involved. It's a natural body function for women.

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  6. Can't do shit in Korea!

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  7. I can understand if they think it's awkward to watch. You normally don't stare at a woman when she's breastfeeding in public. I don't agree with it being disturbing or sexual, what is wrong with them?

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  8. "To all the idiots saying this isn't a big deal, how about you send me a picture of your wife breastfeeding then and we'll see if you're still okay with it."



    The difference is that this is an actress who is obviously OK with it lol. It's not as if this is a hidden camera filming a private moment and she was unaware was being filmed.


    If it makes u that uncomfortable to see it just change the channel or close your eyes

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  9. what the f*ck is this? breastfeeding a baby is the most beautiful thing that can exist, it shows the love of a mother to her child, how can you turn it into a sexual thing, what PD was so right

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  10. Next it'll be too sexual to show your breasts to a doctor.
    The scene is high lighting the bond between the mother and child, they should focus on that.

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  11. What "viewers" are they talking about?? I bet there weren't even that many complaints about it.


    Well, too fucking bad. The episode already aired and it's probably the last time we'll even see the mother and infant in a scene together since it was their farewell scene.


    You'd have to be a really huge pervert if you think that breastfeeding an infant is "sexual"...

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  12. So sad that some of them conpletely missed the point of the scene because they couldn't act like adults and see past some partial nudity. One track minds...

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  13. I'm sorry but if you see a mother breastfeeding and think of it as sexually suggestive or you can only focus on the part of the breast that is exposed you need to seriously be concerned about yourself and the state of your mind.

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  14. Loved your username and picture.

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  15. or showing your vagina to a gynecologist

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  16. Just dirty minds would think offensive something like this :/

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  17. Only sick people would take breasfeeding as sexual.

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  18. oh, thank you! AS are one of my favourite groups.

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  19. Awww,,,the baby is freakin so cute!~

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  20. hul!! im a mother of two and i dnt see anything wrong seeing someone breastfeeding in tv .. unless ur perv!!!!! thats explain!!

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  21. How can this be so offensive??? Ughhh their too conservative-ness is just really irritating sometimes!

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  22. I'm glad with the PD's statements to those viewers.

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  23. I'm so happy that netizens are strongly defending what is right. Our society has become really warped. A mother feeding her baby is a big deal, but when men are fawning own breasts, it's not a problem.

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  24. The breastfeeding itself was okay, but what I think started the 'controversy' is the closeup scene. I think the camera was too close to the breast, so viewers were uncomfortable. LOL. Not saying that it's sexually suggestive though, because that's plainly laughable though.

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  25. 2. [+375, -16] Just 30 years ago, you could freely see mothers breastfeeding in public and no one ever thought it was sexual... But after society became degraded and focused on sex, the exposure of a woman's breast is automatically equated with sexual thoughts.



    This.

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  26. this is a big problem in America too, I don't find it surprising for Korea. Women are fighting for their rights to feed all over the world without being shamed for it.

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  27. You should read the news for US. People in the states are getting fired for needing to "expel their milk" because it hurts when it builds up. This is all done in the backroom out of view. You can't see that the grass is greener on the other side, US has its own shitload of problems.

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  28. Wow. This has just been added to my list of Reasons As to Why I Hate People

    #200- Baby-sluts

    #201- People who tail-gate me while I drive

    #202-People who ruin the beauty of breast-feeding a child

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  29. Lol, it's like they forget the reason why we even have breasts...

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  30. Are saesang fan's on your list?

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  31. geez!!!!!!!!to be honest the baby caught my attention more...Sooooooooo cute.. :)

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  32. the baby is so cute haha

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  33. im the only one who think that the baby is really cute?

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  34. I find it more gross than anything. If I saw something like that on TV I'd turn the channel and never watch that program again.*sigh* Why can't I live in a world that is unoffensive to my sensibilities, huhuhu.

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  35. it just proves that they have a sick mind...it's a really natural thing yet some people find it too sexual, i can't even...

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  36. yes they most certainly are.

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  37. I think the k-netizens have a problem with the close up. I mean show the mother feeding her kid, but don't zoom in so much.

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  38. I know I'm a bit of a prude but we can't hide from basic biology, and women still have so much head way to gain even after all these years, with the medical and science knowledge we have now. Being overlooked for promotion, punished, repressed, shunned from sight because of periods, pregnancy, breast feeding its ridiculous that people more than half the global population still have to deal with this.

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  39. can we pin point to the fact that's actually the wrong way to breast feeding a baby?

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  40. A human is always at his/her cutest days as a baby :) I still miss the days when my youngest brother was just a bubbly little munchkin lol. They grow so fast T_T

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  41. 'Pervert' is being too nice. More like fucking batshit disturbed in the head.

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  42. If somebody thinks that breastfeeding is a sexual act, then the problem is with their minds. It's just a mother feeding her baby, they should be ashamed that their filthy minds immediately go boobs = sex.

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  43. damn, just because a breast was shown, they would label it "sexually suggestive"? Ignorants.

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  44. the people who view it suggestive are the problem. perverts.

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  45. instead of breastfeeding, in their minds all the see is: boobs, boobs, boobs... like maniacs... its all in their sick heads... I saw the picture and I was like "whats wrong now? are they bashing babies now?" didnt even think about anything else... I cant believe the producers had to explain themselves...

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  46. I've seen people that breastfeed in public. It's not something I want to see but whatever.

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  47. I want to be the baby...

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  48. I saw it and I don't even have a problem. Well, Song Mi sure has them natural. They're not fake.

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  49. Breastfeeding >>>>>>>>sexual scene
    WHAT'S WRONG WITH THESE PPL????

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  50. S. Korea is still having Confucian ideals that "breastfeeding" is a sin...*rolleyes*

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  51. shit..what next..."Pissing scene in etc the 3rd is too sexually suggestive"

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  52. 4. [+188, -5] You know what's more sexually suggestive than this? Teen girls wearing hot pants onmusic programs and swirling their hips and spreading their legs.



    THIS.

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  53. The one who put this under controversy is the one who is very malicious.

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  54. Hello welcome to earth that is what breasts are for, feeding a baby. The Latin word for a woman's breast is even mamma. Seriously, human anatomy is only perverted if you make it perverted.

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  55. The problem and the poison is in the mind of those who see this scene as a shame.
    This is a mother feeding her baby, a mother should not be ashamed of breastfeeding their child.
    Shame on those who see this as a shame.

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  56. breastfeeding is natural. her nose might be not, but let's not highlight on that.

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  57. Damn, they are supposed to be! :-))
    But when you say "MORE sexually suggestive", it seems that you found the breast feeding scene somehow suggestive too...

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  58. Torrid kisses? You must be lucky, in all the dramas I saw the kissing scenes are more like two statues standing side by side... :-)

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