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Sunday, August 1, 2021

'Penthouse 3' changes character's hair style after criticisms of cultural appropriation


Article: Logan Lee's brother changes from reggae hair -> straight hair after receiving criticism of cultural appropriation

Source: Insight via Instagram

1. [+1,046] I don't know why hair styles have become such an issue lately... short hair cuts mean you're a feminist, reggae hair means you're racist against Black people? Aren't Asians allowed to style reggae hair too? I don't get why people think it's racist... I don't get it...

2. [+1366] The straight hair looks even weirder

3. [+131] They styled the character in such a cool way, how is it a caricature at all?? 

4. [+67] So much fuss over nothing, tsk tsk

5. [+66] Americans are up in arms over this calling it 'cultural appropriation which is basically their way of saying "how do you think you are to costumize another culture? are you racist?" but if we have to follow that logic, then Black people must only wear afros, white people must only wear tuxedos, and Koreans must only wear hanboks and gats with no hair dyes allowed. The PC world doesn't make sense to me.

6. [+2] I thought Goo Hodong was back ㅋ

7. [+1] People thought it was Goo Hodong with tattoos and hair straightener ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+6] The character is an Asian chaebol with reggae hair and tattoos, I don't understand why Black people think it's a thug impersonation of them ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

9. [+1] The real problem is that 'Penthouse' has too many characters and none of them are fleshed out that well. This character is too much, too. Not only the hair but from the tattoos to the toothpick, the coats... It's a caricature of a stereotypical image and the drama is just trying to force too much. If an American drama featured a Korean character who only ate kimchi, had poor English skills, and only wore glasses and studied all day, you guys would be pissed too.

10. [+1] It's funny to me that the drama is basically being recorded live that feedback like this can be reflected right away

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