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Monday, February 23, 2015

'Birdman' controversy "It all smells like fu*king kimchi"


Article: 'Birdman' script controversy, Emma Stone's "It all smells like fuc*ing kimchi"

Source:
Star Today via Nate

1. [+1,076, -88] Kimchi does smell bad to foreigners. Just like how blue cheese smells gross to us, I bet kimchi's the same for others. But more than that, I'm surprised Americans even know what kimchi is.

2. [+904, -62] Not even that bad considering the movie has a scene where they literally say "fu*king Jap"

3. [+876, -119] But I'd be pissed too if a flower smelled like kimchi

4. [+64, -7] From the perspective of Koreans, I get why we'd feel offended but I don't think it's controversial since we know that kimchi isn't that great of a smell for foreigners.

5. [+53, -5] So stop forcing foreigners to try kimchi when we have other foreigner friendly foods like bulgogi and galbi. Imagine if you went overseas and someone kept telling you to eat pickles instead of the steak.

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Source: Naver

1. [+15,348, -686] It still offends me.

2. [+13,215, -578] Totally sounds like they're putting down Koreans

3. [+5,582, -847] I don't really find the kimchi smell that bad... ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

4. [+1,393, -162] Cheese smells worse like poop, you Yankees

5. [+1,311, -83] There are tons of disgusting smells to name, why'd they have to choose kimchi

6. [+1,297, -88] Still feel offended as a Korean

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31 comments:

  1. The 180 in tone of the comments has me laughing

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  2. Was that really necessary? sighs. I mean as a Korean I get that it smells weird but come on :////

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  3. We must defend kimchi's honor :O

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  4. 3. [+876, -119] But I'd be pissed too if a flower smelled like kimchi
    LOL SAME
    I don't feel offended at all considering kimchi does smell PRETTY BAD

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  5. Damn,they can’t even take this ’’silly’’ critisism if we can call it a critisism,imagine living day by day in a society that brings down your culture every day like i do

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  6. Complaining about racism lol

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  7. roll eyes. they just have to hate on everything

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  8. Uh Oh!
    Shots Fired!


    Get ready for the Korean Firestorm!

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  9. 4. [+1,393, -162] Cheese smells worse like poop, you Yankees
    don't touch my cheese

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  10. Nevertheleass there are huge number of foreigners who want to live and work in Korea especially from China and SEA lol. So many illegal immigrants in Korea. Thats the reality and even Koreans who bash themselves in the comment do not want to move to China or SEA. hahaha. Its funny to see ppl from SEA comment here as if their countries were better than s.Korea lol

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  11. I studied in Yonsei for a semester, and I noticed how Yonsei men would always try to meet with Ewha right across the school. I always felt that Ewha students were really smart, though. If that's really how it goes, that's unfortunate.

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  12. I live in Virginia, and Mary Washington is fairly liberal. I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of that school studies the humanities.

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  13. Actually Korea's one of those places where it's more fun to live than to visit. Visiting isn't that fun if you don't know any locals here.

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  14. I'm so sorry for scaring you!! Ewha is an AMAZING school and of course everyone in Korea knows that! It's just that the country is completely a men's world... That's why if you plan on working in Korea, it's going to be tougher. A good piece of advice comes from my father: if you are a woman, the jobs that no one can ever mess with you are 1) judge, and 2) doctor. Or work for a foreign company that's branched in Korea, rather a Korean one (such as chaebols).


    Personally, I've seen many women rise up the ranks in non-profits as well.

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  15. Yeah it's a liberal arts university. It was the sister college to UVA prior to them becoming coed.

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  16. not a nice place to live

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  17. Another thing is when Koreans judge others and talk behind their backs without knowing anything about a person. Everyone thinks they're a judge or a critic.

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  18. Naah it's fine. I was thinking of the foreign companies as well since I might fall behind the language. But about the first one, does that mean law-related professions will be preferable for women? :D

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  19. Vietnam. But I don't think it matters lol.

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  20. It's similar with Japan, no wonder, their roots are basically the same. The drinking culture stresses my former boss until it led into a bad dispute with my Japanese boss.

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  21. Yup. I live in Korea. One of the BEST places to be when you're in your 20's and want adventure, no doubt. Easy access to so many countries for traveling. Partying until the AM hours. Its amazing.


    And then you hit 30... and you're like "ok, I'm done bye." Seriously. Get out when life gets serious.

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  22. 8. [+231, -13] Let me add another con. Koreans have completely different egos when on the internet and when in real life.

    right.

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  23. 8. [+231, -13] Let me add another con. Koreans have completely different egos when on the internet and when in real life.
    9. [+193, -2] Another thing is when Koreans judge others and talk behind their backs without knowing anything about a person. Everyone thinks they're a judge or a critic



    Not only koreans.. but HUMANS ALL OVER THE WORLD

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  24. keep hating....if thats what helps you sleep at night

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  25. true.. true...
    but i think the biggest problem here is LGBT rights!

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  26. I like the idea/thoery of senior/junior, like being respectful, like being able to get support from your seniors, but there are bad sides too apparently....It's weird, I mean, in my culture everyone pretty much tries to be friends regarless of age or hierarchy, of course there's respect but that a human thing I think.

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  27. people outside europe shouldn't put all europeans in the same pot, west europeans (especially the british and the french) are way more racist than the easterners, even in the past they were the worst (how many countries outside europe speak english, french etc and how many speak polish or serbian, for example?)

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  28. يي زاك | YeZakFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:25 AM

    Difficulties foreigners faced in Korea
    8. *Discrimination* ..... Totally Agree. And there's that "Beauty" thing. It's too annoying.

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  29. When you see SK it's nice on the outside but not on the inside XD

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  30. That's ... really not the same. There's a difference between traditional clothing and time-piece based attire. You could also say bell bottoms from the 70s were considered tradition. It's not. They're not frightened by looking old fashion. But the stigma people, especially poc, feel when they wear things considered too cultural.

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