[KS] reprehensible journalism from Arirang TV

Roald Maliangkay Roald.Maliangkay at anu.edu.au
Wed Mar 23 19:49:08 EDT 2011

Dear all,

I have re-uploaded the video, but YouTube warn me that it is not "my"
content and may therefore be removed again, so please have a look at it
before Arirang TV dare have it removed and risk retaliation from the ³strong
muscles on my calves" next time I pass by their offices on the way to the
Kungnip kugagwôn... ^^





On 23/03/11 5:33 PM, "Tobias Lehmann" <Tobias53 at gmx.de> wrote:

> Dear Stephen,
> the first link from the livejournal does not work out. I get a permanent
> warning that this website is X-rated...:-)
> Greetings,
> Tobias
> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>> Datum: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 13:40:31 +1300
>> Von: Stephen Epstein <Stephen.Epstein at vuw.ac.nz>
>> An: "Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws" <Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
>> Betreff: [KS] reprehensible journalism from Arirang TV
>> Dear all,
>> I don't usually send out links to the list, but the below piece from
>> Arirang is one of the most absolutely reprehensible items of journalism that
>> I
>> ever seen and deserves wide circulation, as it offers an opportunity to
>> combat the attitudes it reflects. The piece takes examples of female pop
>> stars
>> in Korea with "healthy" legs (yes, "healthy" is their word) but tries to
>> suggest that "healthy" (i.e. anything but very nalsshinhada) is, in fact,
>> bad. The promotion of extremely unhealthy body images and eating disorders is
>> the logical outcome here.
>> The piece is getting hammered on YouTube (it's only been up a day so far
>> and running 15 to 1 dislike to like, maybe more, a ratio I've never seen,
>> and the comments have all been appropriately scathing.). In any case, for
>> those of you who ever have to teach anything about body image or plastic
>> surgery in Korea, this will be eye-opening for students; you may want to
>> download it as I suspect it will be taken down soon. Hopefully this piece
>> will get
>> wide attention (my own aim in sending this out) and Arirang will be forced
>> into issuing a high-profile apology
>> http://community.livejournal.com/omonatheydidnt/6227567.html
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaPs7bMH2Vc
>> Cheers, Stephen

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