Foreign men are sexist, womanizing, HIV-ridden thieves, according to a story aired on MBC in South Korea.
Let me be clear about something first and foremost. Korea is not a racist country, and by and large have no xenophobic tendencies. Which is why there was shock and outrage at a recent piece aired on the Korean TV station MBC which depicted foreigners as all of the above. The story is rife with speculation and bias, and it has angered quite a few expats in the nation, some of whom are involved in loving, committed interracial relationships and marriages.
Here’s the offending video:
Daniel Tudor, a correspondent for The Economist wrote an interesting article defending the network, stating that one program, Viewing the World Moment to Moment, is giving the station a bad reputation.
Koreans are not racists or xenophobes. But keep airing fear-mongering garbage like this, MBC, and you run the risk of pegging South Korea as all of the above.