Chong Eun Ahn (Asian Studies)
South Korea has become an epicenter of international entertainment- K-pop, Korean dramas and films, and video games can be seen enjoyed all over the world. Along with the rise of South Korean entertainment, many consumers have found obsession over the desired Korean “look” leading to eating disorders, plastic surgery appointments, and body shaming. Korean beauty standards are unrealistic and pushing harmful and dangerous body images. What is Korea doing to respond to the public outcries of body shaming?
Keywords: Diet-culture, Fatphobia, Media, Diversity