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Korean Netizens React To “Unrealistic” Portrayals Of Korea In Netflix’s “XO, Kitty”


“Also, that’s the place the soup goes?”

Korean audiences laughed off sure portrayals of Korea in Netflix’s XO, Kitty.

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XO, Kitty is the Netflix spin-off collection of the streaming big’s massively profitable To All The Boys movie collection. The collection, which partly takes place in Korea, follows Kitty’s quest to search out real love.

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Ever for the reason that collection’ announcement, Korean audiences have, with bated breath, been fascinated about how their nation could be portrayed within the collection, which was launched on May 18.

Despite the collection’ finest intentions, nonetheless, Koreans inevitably discovered sure portrayals to not make a lot sense. One netizen’s on-line put up stating discrepancies between the nation in “actual life” and as portrayed within the collection has since gone viral. In the put up, the writer had qualms about 5 issues which are listed beneath.

1. Hotel inheritor shopping for a complete bunch of STYLENANDA merchandise

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Although STYLENANDA is standard, they’re seen as a extra inexpensive and informal model. The writer of the put up discovered it laborious to consider {that a} lodge Chaebol could be shopping for the model with this a lot fervor.

2. Being despatched to the boys’ dormitory due to an androgynous identify 

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In the collection, a feminine character is assigned to remain on the boys’ dormitory as a result of her final identify, “Song,” is alleged on the present to even be a male’s identify. This is fallacious. “Song” on this context is a final identify and subsequently doesn’t have any gender. Also, there isn’t any manner dormitories in any nation could be assigned based mostly on names.

3. The trend


Koreans are famend for dressing effectively, and the writer of the put up felt the style in sure scenes simply wasn’t as much as par with Korean requirements.

4. Kissing within the library

Can you think about getting caught by the librarian ajuma or ajussi?

5. Cupcakes for lunch.

Although Korean faculty lunches are well-known for being wealthy in style and diet, the writer of the put up felt college students would seldom ever discover a cupcake on the menu. Also, that’s the place the soup goes? And the true crime right here is the bulgogi-to-rice ratio.

Netizens had a blended response to the discrepancies, though all agreed that the above scenes had been fairly unbelievable. But whereas some netizens criticized the present, others had enjoyable with it for the reason that liberties taken by the present had been finally innocent.

  • “That’s cute, LOL.”
  • “I’ve virtually watched the entire collection, and it didn’t really feel disrespectful as in the event that they weren’t educated about Korea. The cupcake scene can be about a world pupil from the US who isn’t acquainted with Korean faculty lunch, LOL. The cause it isn’t very sensible is as a result of it takes place at an imaginary worldwide faculty. Just consider it like Heirs or Boys Over Flowers. There are additionally scenes the place it exhibits how thoughtful and respectful the present’s producers had been when exhibiting sensible scenes of Korean tradition and households. You’ll be stunned when you scoff on the present for its information about Korea.”
  • “There are some scenes that stand out, however for essentially the most half, it’s fairly good, LOL. It’s not like how they tousled in Emily In Paris.”
  • “Umm… I’ve had a slice of cake in school as soon as.”
  • “Ah, it seems so enjoyable, LOL.”
  • “Why are you making a fuss over a cupcake?”
  • “We get cupcakes at our college, however why is it positioned the place the soup goes? LOL.”
  • “It seems enjoyable. I’m going to observe it, LOL.”
  • “This degree of (fantasy) is nothing in comparison with Boys Over Flowers and Heirs. Plus, the present takes place at a world faculty. I’ve watched two episodes, and it’s cute, LOL.”
  • “The author is a Korean-American who has by no means lived in Korea, so how a lot would they know? They ought to have achieved some extra analysis…”
  • “It’s enjoyable, however isn’t the collection’ style fantasy like in Boys Over Flowers and Heirs?

What are your ideas?

Content Source: www.koreaboo.com


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