Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Korean... netizens... taste of... own medicine
This Taiwanese man is taking out his anger toward a Filipino judge of Korean ethnicity* on products of the Korean wave, aka Hallyu [HT to theotherkorean, Wangkon's favoritest kyopo in the whole world].
The background for this story can be found here (and here and here).
The irony is that he has clearly been influenced by Korean netizenry's sports nationalism. Will he be forced to smash his own self? Would he like some help?
* A Taiwanese friend tried to explain this to me (I had asked; this was not something at the front of her mind that she was eager to offer up) and basically came up with one of the judges being ethnically Korean and the leader of the taekwondo body being Korean. That was it, and she herself emphasized she thought this was terribly stupid. Such goofiness aside, I think depicting most Taiwanese as this vehemently anti-Korean is quite an overstretch.