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Is Korea Getting Picked on Too Much for Plastic Surgery?

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2012.04.24 11:26 Mwave Lee, KyungNam | Esther Oh

A Japanese program is receiving much criticism for taking the topic of Korean plastic surgery to another level.

Japan’s Nihon TV’s Gachi Gase is a program that tries to differentiate the real from the fake. The hot topic of the April 20 broadcast was about the plastic surgery craze in Korea. The show stated, “Korea is the land of plastic surgery. One out of every five women has had plastic surgery.”

Is Korea Getting Picked on Too Much for Plastic Surgery?

The producers of Gachi Gase roamed the streets of Myeongdong, one of Seoul’s busiest shopping districts, with a sign, “Have you also gotten plastic surgery?” The staff interviewed Korean women, and the interviewees revealed the fact that their nose, eyes, and facial structure had been ‘renovated’.

The show also stated, “Despite the dangers of plastic surgery, there are many people who seek after beauty through such measures.” They even revealed before-and-after pictures of two regular women who received cosmetic surgery.

What really irked Korean netizens was that the broadcast even brought up South Korea’s deceased 16th president Roh Moo-hyun, and how he also received plastic surgery as well.

The show also played a game where the guests had to pick out the girl who was au natural out of seven women.

Netizens who saw this broadcast stated, “There are idol stars in Korea who got their face done. Why are they making a big deal about Korea?” and “Talking about deceased president Roh Moo-hyun is too much.”

Do you think the show went overboard with its statements?

Photo credit: Fuji TV

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