General Koreaboo Thread


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Weren't North Koreans the pretty aristocrats and South Koreans the ugly farmers though (according to that saying). 

And what even would the point be of bringing this up tbh. What difference does it make to koreaboos? It's not like they have any access to North Korean people anyway. Or South Koreans, because they're probably sick of koreaboos as well lmao.

 

Because the school of kdrama taught them that there are no bad looking oppas, therefore all the "ugly" Koreans they see must be peasants from North Korea.  (This all thing is so stupid, smh :alpacadone:)

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My impression was that this sort of Koreaboos seem to think that North Korea is a hellpit like the one we see today initially because North Koreans are way more "low quality" than their Southern counterparts.... And yes, if my impression hit the nail, that's some serious oversimplification in action.

 

Yo some koreaboos be calling south korea NORTH KOREA 

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.....Am I the only person to have noticed recently that some Koreaboos have started to come up with their own "theory" on "two different kinds of Koreans"? Especially in the way that they theorize unattractive Korean individuals must have descended from the North Korean bloodline and attractive oppa-ish Korean individuals must have descended from the Southern bloodline?

I think I started to see some Koreaboos believing in this specific theory, and all the while I do understand why this theory has been created, (Like, empirically speaking, for the daily Koreaboo perspective, all the "foreign troublemakers" with the Korean background are said to be from North Korea while their oppas are always from South Korea....) I find it really cringey because it is just factually incorrect.

First off, it is really weird for me that they would believe as if the Northerners and the Southerners in the Korean Peninsula are from completely different racial backgrounds because, in reality, the difference between North Korea and South Korea does not even amount to that between Spain and Portugal and might be equivalent only with the one between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

In addition, this is a little bit personal for me as well because I am a South Korean national with the Northern regional background myself (My grandparents were born in the North and then came down to the South during the Korean War). Now, it seems that these Koreaboos are aware that there do exist South Korean nationals like me, considering that they would believe "all unattractive Korean individuals are descended from the North," but it just makes me feel really cringey that this kind of Koreaboos will personally accuse me of being a "fake Korean" (whatever that means) if they are informed that my regional background is Northern .-.

In addition, with all things aside, why would they even link physical attractiveness with a regional background? Am I the only person to think that that is very pseudo-scientific? To be completely honest, I am 100% sure that their theory on the "linkage between Korean attractiveness and Northern/Southern dichotomy" won't be able to predict any of the actual regional background of a specific Korean person. (Ex: Koreaboos predicting that an unattractive Korean guy must have his grandparents coming from the North when the reality is that he and his ancestors lived only in Busan for nearly 200 years)

 

I have little to add, but it could be from the cross migrations and whatever since N.Korea is pretty much isolated + less likely to have more wealth = worse in health = not looking as good because, well you don't get the nutrition you need. Not to forget they can barely tell their "oppas" from the average Korean dude at starbucks. So all in all, their "theory" is complete crap because they can't even tell em apart from the beginning. 

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I dont know if this girl was discussed before, but I am not sure what to think of her..she is a model but loves Korea, in my opinion it's kinda way too much? Like this AMWF tag and the no no 'my KOREAN bf does my make up' like he is some accessory 

Literally every video is about Korea and seems to have no other interest? :(

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I stumbled across her video before and I asked why she felt the needed to emphasize in every video that her boyfriend is korean and she replied back that her channel isn’t a space for negativity and for me to leave. lmao. I watched her video and her boyfriend isn’t even from Korea. Like, that doesn’t make him any less korean but I just could understand better if he was foreign and she wanted to make a video about being in an international relationship or whatever but he’s just a regular dude from Germany. And they met online. She saw him and was probably like, “Wow! A korean guy sort of in my area! Better get in there!” 

 

oh wait so he isn't from Korea but born in Germany? I mean yeah he is still Korean but that explains his German accent when speaking English..why dont they just speak German then? Their English is a bit awkward..

and also only mentioning the korean part of him might be annoying to him? Imagining growing up in this country and ur gf only mentioning ur Korean when you are basically German.

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oh wait so he isn't from Korea but born in Germany? I mean yeah he is still Korean but that explains his German accent when speaking English..why dont they just speak German then? Their English is a bit awkward..

and also only mentioning the korean part of him might be annoying to him? Imagining growing up in this country and ur gf only mentioning ur Korean when you are basically German.

 

I think they speak in English because most viewers speak English so they’ll teach a broader audience. I am pretty sure he is German. He has a German accent. But I only watched that one video so I don’t know. I could be wrongx

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O.o

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I have little to add, but it could be from the cross migrations and whatever since N.Korea is pretty much isolated + less likely to have more wealth = worse in health = not looking as good because, well you don't get the nutrition you need. Not to forget they can barely tell their "oppas" from the average Korean dude at starbucks. So all in all, their "theory" is complete crap because they can't even tell em apart from the beginning. 

 

Meanwhile, the interesting part is that, before the DPRK (aka the Kim Dynasty) took over, the Northern part of the Korean Peninsula was known to be more robust agriculturally. This is reflected by the fact that Northern traditional Korean food is almost a million times more diverse than the Southern Korean food - I can tell by myself primarily because my grandma always cooked them for my family.

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i'm pretty sure the girl in her profile picture is loren gray uhh what 

 

it is Loren haha 

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I'll admit she's toned it down a bit in the past year (I've even seen her on one of the biggest foreign women groups on FB), but she used to be so insufferable and attention seeking a few years ago. From what I gathered from her social media (because she brings things like this up a lot, or did in the past) and from my friend, she grew up without her dad and her mom drank a lot, so she would always bring it up to get pity points. My friend that knew her said most of their friend group felt the same way. She wouldn't touch alcohol and would make offhand remarks about how alcohol makes her uncomfortable at the table if anybody ordered even a beer, couldn't eat a majority of korean foods because they were too spicy for her so they all had to settle for what she could eat (like a handful of dishes), and always made kpop references (tbf half of their group did). She would also randomly try to show off their dances when she went to a friends house, and they were just like 'cool mmkay'. So I guess she was just 'that friend' to them, if you get what I'm saying. She rarely hangs out with Korean people, and if she does they are quite younger than her that she met in Kpop dance classes (the same class who cosplayed as idols, and she got super cocky about the fact that her group said she ~looks just like chanyeol~ and never stopped talking about it for a while) But then she'll play the "Those OTHER foreigners" card when in fact even though she speaks Korean pretty well, she is light years away from the average Korean her age. She just basically goes to Uni and lives in the tumblr/twitter idol world and hangs out with her other kpop fan friends. School here is quite fun, because you can be so invested in groups within your major. MT's and going out for a good time, etc. Her major is Media It's kind of sad seeing that she's not a part of that. The most fun she has is making all of her projects and her thesis about...Kpop. She's also obsessed with looking 'young' and like a Kpop singer, so she rarely says how old she is (26 this year). When anybody asks her age on social media, she always responds with "Well how old do you think I look~~" and heavily filters her pictures. Let's just say my friend told me she looks her age in person LOL

 

 

 

I was watching Episode 7 of Mimi Shop (korean show where celebrities have a makeup shop and do makeup for random people and celebrities) when two foreign customers appeared, named Shelby and Rianna. Shelby (btw, it was mentioned she is a student and 27 years old, probably korean age) immediately gave off koreaboo vibes. While her friend behaved normal and mature, I felt so much second-hand embarassement when Shelby started dancing (and singing) to a kpop song after her makeup was done. So regarding your comment, I'm pretty sure it's the same Shelby that was mentioned a few pages before in this thread (I checked through search and hope I don't repeat anything in this post). I think it's one thing to show off your "dance skills" to friends but why would you do that on TV...

 

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man i hate weebs kboos that go out and get a asian bf, just because they are japanese or korean, or asian at all.

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