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Transcript of K POP
Dark Side of K-Pop
An estimated 73% of South Korean adults have smart phones compared to only 56% of Americans-Wikipedia
The Korean version of Japanese comics (Manga)
Reads from left to right
Art is more realistic
In 2009 to help grow the Manhwa industry, the Korean government has put forth a $96 million dollar budget, that includes funding Manhwa schools as well. The Government of Korea sees Manhwa as one of the best ways to promote Korean culture globally. - Wikipedia
-Generally has incredibly beautiful actors
-Instigated the "Hallyu" (has lead to a
large increase in Koreaboos)
BOYS OVER FLOWERS
Direct GDP of South Korean film and television industry in 2011 was 7,549 billion Won-Oxford Economics
Respect for elders, filial piety,
family-orientedness, and the
display of perceived "Asian moral values" play an important role in Korean series-Wikipedia
-Most popular games: Dota 2, Starcraft, League of Legends
-Ironically they prefer to play Western made games over their own
-Considered to be a sport
-Made Pro-gaming a thing
-Video game addictions are common
Dota 2 2014 International Tournament prize pool $10,923,980 -www.dota2.com
In South Korea, video games are considered to be a major social activity, with most of the games being cooperative or competitive.-Wikipedia
Due to problems of widespread video game
addiction threatening the health safety of players and after different
incidents related to it,the Korean government banned anyone aged
under 18 from playing games online between midnight and 8 am.-Wikipedia
Since the mid-2000s, the K-pop music market has experienced double digit growth rates. In the first half of 2012, it grossed nearly US$3.4 billion and was recognized by Time magazine as "South Korea's Greatest Export".-Wikipedia
Korea has the highest
rate of cosmetic procedures per capita in the world.”-The Economist
"The growing popularity of Korean plastic surgeons among Asian women can be attributed in part to hallyu, or the 'Korean wave.'"-Korea Focus
"some Chinese women who want to become entertainers even undergo a combination of plastic surgeries, including facial bone contouring, asking that they look like Korean celebrities."-Korea Foundation
(noun) ; a sickness contracted after being in a large area/stadium/arena full of Fangirls. Not fatal.
Kawaii Tears: Tears that have been shed by a person who may not handle the cuteness of certain things.Kawaii tears are dangerous and may trigger disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes, unfortunately.
Person: "That sloth is so lazy and adorbz, it's making me cry kawaii tears!"
Things that may induce
Koreaboo: Like a weeaboo (someone
obsessed with Japan, see wapanese),
but with Korea, as Korea will soon be
the new Japan, with it's K-Pop
(like Rain aka Bi),
(Korean manga) and
Cue the fanboys/girls.
THE KOREAN WAVE
-Dota 2 Web Page
Top video game players in South Korea are household names.-NY Times
Double Eyelid Surgery
Shaved "V" chin
She's the man parallel
-Mostly same gendered groups
-Music videos are mostly family friendly
-Sung by exceptionally beautiful people, in general
-English words are common lyrics
K pop Music
DARK SIDE OF K-POP
-unhealthy obsession with beauty (Western Opinion)
-same face epidemic
-arose due to the Hallyu (Korean Wave)
a 2009 survey by market research firm Trend Monitor, showed that one in five women in Seoul between the ages of 19 and 49 had cosmetic surgery.
KOREAN WAVE (Hallyu)