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Friday, August 15, 2014

South Korea takes #1 in plastic surgery (per population)


Article: "#1 plastic surgery nation in the world... 134 different procedures available"

Source:
Yonhap News via Naver

1. America
2. Brazil
3. China
4. Japan
5. Mexico
6. Italy
7. Korea (131/10,000)
8. India
9. France
10. Germany

Categories go in the order of:
Nation / Total procedures / per 10,000 people / Plastic surgery / per 10,000 people / Cosmetic procedures / per 10,000 people

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1. [+1,674, -93] But honestly, fake faces that obviously look like they got work done gross me out

2. [+1,462, -99] Want to know why there's so much plastic surgery? Because not only our country but any country in the world judges everything based on looks and criticizes them the hardest. Instead of loving someone for how they look as they are, people ask questions like what's up with your nose? Your eyes? Your face? Why is your body like that? They care too much about what doesn't concern them. Everyone has a different look, a different body.. why can't we just accept that every individual is different? Why criticize it? I get so embarrassed of Koreans every time they do that.

3. [+1,143, -54] I think Korea is probably the highest ranking country when it comes to caring more about the outside than the inside. They don't care what's inside their heads as long as they look shiny on the outside.

4. [+1,142, -83] Korea's rotten in more ways than one.

5. [+948, -40] If you look on foreign sites where people can comment like Naver, foreigners put up pictures of Koreans and talk about plastic surgery all the time... I use foreign sites to watch Korean dramas and they all think our actors are only pretty or handsome because they got work done. It's not only Koreans that know our nation's #1 when it comes to plastic surgery, all the foreign kids know it too and they talk about it all the time... While Koreans are proud of plastic surgery, in other countries where the standards of beauty aren't as constricted, kids grow up being told that they're beautiful. I feel bad for our country..

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107 comments:

  1. Look on the bright side. Plastic Surgery brought in revenues for South Korea too... Tourism and medical...

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  2. So glad that people who get PS in my country are mostly the celebrities or rich people! And they get criticize for it so i doubt France will get to the point of Korea some day, thanks god!

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  3. 2. [+1,462, -99] Want to know why there's so much plastic surgery?
    Because not only our country but any country in the world judges
    everything based on looks and criticizes them the hardest. Instead of
    loving someone for how they look as they are, people ask questions like
    what's up with your nose? Your eyes? Your face? Why is your body like
    that? They care too much about what doesn't concern them. Everyone has a
    different look, a different body.. why can't we just accept that every
    individual is different? Why criticize it? I get so embarrassed of
    Koreans every time they do that

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  4. 2. [+1,462, -99] Want to know why there's so much plastic surgery? Because not only our country but any country in the world judges everything based on looks and criticizes them the hardest. Instead of loving someone for how they look as they are, people ask questions like what's up with your nose? Your eyes? Your face? Why is your body like that? They care too much about what doesn't concern them. Everyone has a different look, a different body.. why can't we just accept that every individual is different? Why criticize it? I get so embarrassed of Koreans every time they do that.
    BLESS YOU AND YOUR FUTURE DESCENDANTS.

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  5. 2. [+1,462, -99] Want to know why there's so much plastic surgery? Because not only our country but any country in the world judges everything based on looks and criticizes them the hardest. Instead of loving someone for how they look as they are, people ask questions like what's up with your nose? Your eyes? Your face? Why is your body like that? They care too much about what doesn't concern them. Everyone has a different look, a different body.. why can't we just accept that every individual is different? Why criticize it? I get so embarrassed of Koreans every time they do that.

    f’in tHIS

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  6. But people abroad are so fucking ignorant as well. Every time they see a good looking Asian all they yell is plastic surgery. It's an inherent racism thing and they just try to play it off with statistics and claim their insults as facts.

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  7. Gangnam girls and ulzzangs are creppy tbh

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  8. In Indonesia, maybe most of them are transgender (there're many stories of failed procedure on tv) who've done it, aside from actress/singer or famous/rich ppl.

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  9. Comment #2 gets all the awards.

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  10. How is Korea #1 is America is #1 and Korea is "only" #7?

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  11. Criticize you for being ugly, yet judging you when you got a work done. Nothing new.

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  12. it's scary how im already an expert at this. i could tell easily if one did their nose, eyes or what not.
    errr is that a skill? LOL jk

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  13. It's not in any order. Just look at the statistics

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  14. Lelouch LamparougeAugust 15, 2014 at 5:06 AM

    She looks like the real thing
    She tastes like the real thing
    My fake plastic love
    But I can't help the feeling
    I could blow through the ceiling
    If I just turn and run

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  15. I always wonder what these celebrities who get loads of PS children will look like

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  16. If you are bullied because of your face, and suffer because of it, then by all means do it. I, myselft won't do it, but I can understand those who needed to.

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  17. Before K-pop, I only heard about Korea from their Korean War and their obsession with plastic surgery.

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  18. yeah, they start ranting about plastic surgery anytime a asian person has double eyelids and is half-way decent looking... it's super annoying. =n=

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  19. before kpop I had never heard of Korea before tbh

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  20. I thought in korea Indo = India not Indonesia

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  21. I want to give cookies to commenter #2

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  22. (i can't read korean so i was just going by the translate list underneath)...

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  23. I don't think #8 is Indonesia (인도네시아), it should be India.

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  24. [+1,143, -54] I think Korea is probably the highest ranking country when it comes to caring more about the outside than the inside. They don't care what's inside their heads as long as they look shiny on the outside. 
    There was a survey before can't remember from what show that showed looks are more important in finding a partner for them, I was surprised about that.. :(

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  25. NB...#8 is India (인도)

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  26. Thats Indo.. short for Indonesia

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  27. No, in korean Indo = India

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  28. it really is a terrible issue so hopefully the people that agree with the above comments will go against all the insults constantly made about people's looks (coughlike my Sooyoungcough).

    btw NB, I think #8 on the ranking is actually India, not Indonesia. Correct me if I'm wrong, sorry!

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  29. Idk how plastic surgeries are in Indonesia but in India.the ratio of people getting plastic surgeries is not that high(contrary to what is shown in cheap Indian soap operas)

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  30. i heard they always call indonesia in full, that is india

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  31. Instead of focusing on the negative 'the nose of this person is big' we should focus on the positive 'this person has beautiful eyes'. Thinking this way always makes me feel better.

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  32. http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/2410/ec849ceab080eb8c8003.gif

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  33. nope it's india

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  34. I feel like plastic surgery takes away a person's uniqueness. There are so many Korean celebrities that looked good before plastic surgery but they fix their face anyway. It's like having double eyelids, thin high bridge nose, and v jawline is the only standard in Korea. Their society needs to stop nitpickingetting every imperfection cause perfection doesn't exist.

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  35. Everytime I watch a MV and my sister is around, she screams plastic surgery at everyone...


    Some people really don't know what make-up does...

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  36. it's not as bad as i thought to be honest. according to this it's less than 2 percent that get plastic surgery, as opposed to the random statistics people pull out.

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  37. That is honestly one of the biggest problems in society today. No matter what you do, people will always reprimand you. So in the end might as well try to fit in and be "beautiful".

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  38. in hangul,isn't 인도 is india? not indonesia

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  39. The increasing of plastic surgery just like the increase of plastic bag. That's why on the first place people must be grateful and appreciate the natural gift that God give us all. It start with having faith in religion, education at home, in school and the whole society itself.

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  40. People should stop criticizing people's looks, and they should learn to love how they are.

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  41. I actually don't know either but I just kind of correcting that 인도 in Korea means India while 인도네시아 is Indonesia.

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  42. according to this less than 2% get plastic surgery anyways, and i see people go around saying "almost all koreans get plastic surgery." people base their opinions on what they see in the entertainment industry.

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  43. " in other countries where the standards of beauty aren't as constricted, kids grow up being told that they're beautiful"

    That is my number one complaint. The standard of beauty there is so constricted and narrow, that being 10% off of that standard is unacceptable and results in being called ugly.

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  44. Same. I won't judge those who have gotten work done because I know what it feels like to get insulted for your looks and it takes a lot of courage to go under the knife

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  45. People judge other people by looks first anyways. Society sucks.

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  46. Yeah I realized that there was a mistake in translation after posting my comment

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  47. [+1,674, -93] But honestly, fake faces that obviously look like they got work done gross me out



    but some of them are getting so skilled now that you really can't tell...I swear one day children are going to be getting plastic surgery because kids will no longer "look" like their parents

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  48. Sadly society wont change because we are all judgmental pricks. No matter what we each have a different perceptions of what beauty is and what is not. I honestly don't have anything against plastic surgery as long as it is not overdone. If a person need facial reconstruction to make themselves more comfortable in their own skin or to fit society standards then why not.

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  49. I'm more surpirsed Italy has same amount of plastic surgery per people with Korea 52 / 52
    but Korea's highest with cosmetic procedure which isn't surgery but tatoos, botox, removing moles, waxing and so on 79/100000
    So technically plastic surgery is highest both Italy and Korea according to that data.
    Besides they counts how much procedures were condutced by each country which means foreigners who had plastic surgery in Korea also counted as Korean plastic surgery. but isn't Italy known as like plastic surgery tourism in europe? cus it's too high for just one country ppl had them.

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  50. Shocked me when I saw my country on the list but the han gul doesn't match O_o. Plastic surgery is still a rare and taboo thing here so I don't think Indonesia is on the list.

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  51. but i have to say that Korea is one of the worst countries when it comes to criticizing your looks.
    seriously they never talk that much about your physical appereance in my country.

    when i first got into everything K-drama/pop/entertainment related i was kinda confused and shocked about how everyone has to comment about the looks of somebody.
    its always like "wooow you're so pretty" or "damn you're so ugly"
    the best one is "you're beautiful/handsome, you should become an actress/actor" like..what !?!?!
    there was a time when this whole talk about looks sickened me and i really wanted to stop with everything korean related but somehow i got over it. and now im just ignoring it.

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  52. yeah. I think so too. 인도 is india. I don't really know the exact ratio,but in indonesia plastic surgery not that common,only ppl who has a lot of money did it because it's so expensive

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  53. you're right! indonesia is 인도네시아. i see a lot of subbers make that mistake too

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  54. All your korean oppars and unniers are plastic. Deal with it.
    Only non korean artists are natural.

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  55. They know that we know what they know

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  56. Plastic surgery isn't just for vanity reasons. A few friends have had breast reductions because of chronic back pain since puberty. After my cousin had a double mastectomy she had her boobs replaced with fake ones. I've known people who couldnt breathe properly so they literally had their noses fixed.
    Plastic surgery is life changing for a lot of people. Some people abuse that but so many more benefit from it.

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  57. I have a few friends from Thailand and Korea (not trying to stereotype anyone, just writing out of experience) and they put down themselves to much. And I'm always like what are you talking about!! You are all pretty the way you are. I never do that. Yeah, I complain sometimes (bad hair day, bad day altogether) but overall I think I'm pretty satisfied with myself. It's not even called being beautiful, just having the confidence to decide that I'm beautiful no matter what others think.

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  58. Yeah, I kinda aware of that since I myself is an Indonesian

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  59. america is #1 in the amount of procedures bt korea is #1 proportionally in amount of procedures per 10000 people

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  60. Most of us? What TV shows? ㅠㅠ
    I'm Indonesian n there are not many transgenders here

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  61. http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130730073639/halo/images/3/3d/Give_that_man_a_cookie.jpg

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  62. that cheap-ass procedure that roadside transgender did in indonesia I think can't be considered as plastic surgery in korea,they might say that is JUST a filler and injection :)

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  63. Yoona, Suzy, Sulli, Krystal, Taeyeon, Jessica, Hyuna...
    all of them are plastic. Only non korean idols are natural.

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  64. wow how obnoxious.. :s

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  65. Or the transgender.

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  66. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m41e2o5nhT1rw7k3jo1_500.gif

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  67. http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120508191126/smuff/images/a/a5/Not_sure_what_to_say.gif

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  68. 3. [+1,143, -54] I think Korea is probably the highest ranking country when it comes to caring more about the outside than the inside. They don't care what's inside their heads as long as they look shiny on the outside.



    I think the proper term is 'dewy'.

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  69. i feel like it's higher in korea only because it's more accepted there (at least in terms of procedures like double eyelid surgery). many people i see have something they would change about themselves too. i feel like i can't judge anyone for it because i would definitely change a few things if i wasn't so afraid to.

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  70. They are referring to the per 10,000. Because its more accurate/fair to look at that rather than the total number.

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  71. banci pinggir jalan itu looh..yg doyan kecrek2 "aku tak mau jikalau aku dimaduuu………" ^^

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  72. I agree look Italy had same amount of plastic surgery with Korea according to that data both are 52 per 100000. Plus white ppl had lots of plastic surgery too. Breast surgery, making nose smaller, chin implant and so on like this.

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  73. lol your non korean artists are mostly far from natural as well ^^

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  74. iya, maksudnya itu xD

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  75. oh right. I think what they did don't count as plastic surgery,just injection and filler that done cheaply

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  76. PS isnt wrong if its personal choice like no one says you are ugly but if you have this little complex with a part of your face n plan to have it fixed and if that makes you more confident and love yourself more, i think its ok... but if someone does ps not because of their own wills but to meet the society's beauty standard or such then its not good at all...
    However i think that thinking has rooted too deeply in Kr ppl, its too late to fix...

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  77. It's higher because they value the outer appearance. Plastic surgery also isn't a taboo there. And doctors are good. And maybe parents who had surgery also want their kids to have surgery?
    Anyway it is kinda sad to be known for plastic surgery because people will think you have surgery if you are pretty.

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  78. "I use foreign sites to watch Korean dramas and they all think our actors are only pretty or handsome because they got work done."



    GASP! So you're exposed to fansubs as well?

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  79. if you want to base your opinions of an entire country based on celebrities then that's your business. but why stop there? i bet you al americans use meth like lindsy lohan and all canadians act like bieber?

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  80. But the guys love it. Pretty regardless of plastic surgery is better than not pretty but kind, that's what guys think first..and when they get older and see their kids, they complain

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  81. So true. But not just that. Every good looking ethnically chinese person is assumed to be asian. i always see that on instagram. Like only Korean girls are pretty. And that they can only look pretty because of surgery.

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  82. I feel like people are so keen on Korean plastic surgery is those shocking before and after shots that create sensationalism in the web especially to those who aren't familiar with Korean culture. Remember those pictures of those pageant look alike contestants? That spread like wildfire.

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  83. ? It's not only Korea tho
    Hollywood stars = small sharp nose, thick lips, high cheek bone, square like chin are preferred and they had surgery for them.
    Also Chinese and Japanese both like big eyes with double eyelid small nose and white skin like Korea. Not only these countries all culture has beauty standards more or less.

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  84. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXXQLa-5n5w

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  85. Jenizz | pinkcrownAugust 15, 2014 at 5:52 AM

    Uhm... In Germany noone talks about your nose or mouth or whatever bacause WHO CARES. Maybe I just didn't meet someone like that.
    Anyways, #2 bless you.

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  86. Well i think #8 isn't Indonesia..but India..

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  87. That's more like because of thick make up and photoshop.
    If you see their ordinary pics in Instagram they all look different.

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  88. I studied in korea for a year and even as a foreigner I only got complimented for my looks. Koreans really do care more about looks to be honest. When I told a korean friend of mine she is pretty she denied it and said she has a big nose and small eyes when she didn't in my eyes. Koreans are caring but can be self destructive :(

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  89. Shocked when i first saw my country (India) on the list. But I think its possible. Even if a small fraction of Indians get surgery, that would amount upto millions of people! But a lot of Indian women who get attacked by acid get plastic surgery. And many Indian children born with cleft lip get surgery. There was even an academy award nominated film on this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smile_Pinki. Some really need the surgery.

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  90. 4. [+1,142, -83] Korea's rotten in more ways than one

    I heard today is Korea's independence day. Don't be too disappointed like that, honey. I'm sure every nation has a lot to be proud of. Cheers! Happy Independence Day, Korea.

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  91. HonorificabilitudinitatibusAugust 15, 2014 at 5:59 AM

    7. [+23, -4] Hated for being ugly, hated for getting prettier.. I feel bad for Zinger unni ㅠㅠ Find strength

    http://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com/2014/07/secret-groups-up-for-picture-ahead-of.html

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  92. [+1,143, -54] I think Korea is probably the highest ranking country when it comes to caring more about the outside than the inside. They don't care what's inside their heads as long as they look shiny on the outside.





    Ah... finally, one knet who came to a realization!

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  93. Yeah, just yesterday an ignorant American kept accusing my thai friend of plastic surgery because according to him, "asians aren't born with double eyelids"

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  94. HonorificabilitudinitatibusAugust 15, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    ...

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  95. in korea most ppl undergo plastic surgery for a job interview bc no matter how good u were in school, if u arent pretty u wont get accepted. thats very harsh. im not against plastic surgery but i think u should only undergo plastic surgery if u have a very big flaw e.g a very big nose, very big jaw etc sth that rly rly rly bugs u. but if u dont have sth that "ruins" ur face and just want to get ps bc u want to get "prettier" its just…hmm…its unnecessary in my opinion

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  96. I'm well aware of that, but the main point is how much "buzz" it created. Most people don't look into it, but remember that shocked reaction to it. I blame those "you can't believe it's the same person" lists that pop out with primarily Koreans.

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  97. Those looks are preferred but in Korea if you don't have those features you're not accepted as celeb. In Hollywood, yeah some will get shitted on, but most of the times they will still get jobs as long as they have talent to back it up.

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  98. HonorificabilitudinitatibusAugust 15, 2014 at 6:10 AM

    http://www.straitstimes.com/sites/straitstimes.com/files/20140624/korea-newscaster-world-cup.gif

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  99. "You can buy your hair if it won't growYou can fix your nose if he says so
    You can buy all the make up
    That M.A.C. can make
    But if you can't look inside you
    Find out who am I too
    Be in the position to make me feel
    So damn unpretty..."

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  100. I don't think you can really compare the west to Korea. Although it does happen in the west as well, there's never been so much emphasis on it. I've learnt of so many types of surgeries (JAW SHAVING FFS) after becoming a kpop fan. Before that I didn't even know of surgeries. Mostly I heard about botox and boob jobs. But not like in Korea with eyelid surgeries, jaw shaving, FOREHEAD surgeries and shit like EYEFAT SURGERIES. The tiniest things get fixed..


    The worst part is that I can now spot certain surgeries on people, I never even had the thought of plastic surgery come across when I saw western artists :<

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  101. I'm all for loving yourself as you are and have nothing against PS whether for medical issues or just self confidence. The only thing that irks me about Korean plastic surgery is that people tend to get the same features especially among women. Is this really prevalent in SK? or am I just brainwashed from the media?

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  102. Oh okay :) I agree with you that!

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  103. Indonesiaaaa? ....How come? I must have been living under a rock all this time haha.

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  104. No. Sohee from WG, Seulgi from RV, Eunji from Apink, CL and Minzy from 2NE1 and so on had small eyes.
    Besides many male idols are also have small eyes like Sunggyu, Hoya, G-dragon, Daesung and so on.

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