10:52 pm - 12/13/2012

Yoon Il Sang: “It’s Sad That Korean Media Tries to Find Humor by Putting Down Their Wives”

Composer and co-founder of Nega Networks (housing Brown Eyed Girls & Lunafly), Yoon Il Sang showed that he is a devoted husband.

On December 12, his conversation with comedian Lee Byung Jin on twitter was picked up by the Korean press where he revealed to be a devoted husband.

Lee Byung Jin and Yoon Il Sang were in the middle of talking about their mutual hobby photography) when the former said, “I’m sorry that I’ve been taking pictures of only my wife. Sorry,” and Yoon Il sang responded, “Our wives are our best models.”

Comedian Lee Byung Jin further shared, “There needs to be more husbands like us. Husbands who love their wives. This is supposed to be normal. Those people recognize others who think the same way. Like us.” Yoon Il Sang shared, “That’s right. The media in our country tries to find humor by implying that they don’t like their wives- that they put down their wives. That’s sad.”

Meanwhile, Yoon Il Sang married his wife on May 26, 2010 and has revealed on a variety program before that his wife “made him give up his single life.”

source: soompi

THIS so much. Add "making fun of fat people" to the list of things Koreans (and people in general) need to stop making comedy out of.

Edit: Typo in the title, sorry mods!
obeytheempress 14th-Dec-2012 03:59 am (UTC)
i'm not familiar with korean humor/comedians outside of the occasional variety show, is poking fun at the wife a common theme for comedians?

if so kudos for him for pointing it out.
purekpopology 14th-Dec-2012 04:10 am (UTC)
I watch 1N2Ds and Running Man on a regular basis, and it's pretty common.

You can tell they're joking, but it'll be things like "oh I love coming to shootings, I get away from my wife!" thing.

Guys at my work make jokes like that too, and it bugs me! It's rude to all women :(.
kanbinayume 14th-Dec-2012 04:02 am (UTC)
This is sweet. I know that I wouldn't want to be the butt of a joke whenever my husband went on air
uledy 14th-Dec-2012 04:03 am (UTC)
oh! and add making fun of how "unattractive/masculine/overweight/ugly/sexually undesirable" gagwomen are to the list.

is that yoon il sang's wife? she's gorgeous!
purekpopology 14th-Dec-2012 04:11 am (UTC)
THIS. I know women like Shin Bong Sun and others take it as part of their job, but it HAS to effect their self esteem on a real level too.
uglypricetag 14th-Dec-2012 04:22 am (UTC)
op it's 'yoon il sang', not 'yoon ll sang' lmao
purekpopology 14th-Dec-2012 04:27 am (UTC)
I copy-pasted from soompi, but I think it's just the font. Capital i's look just like lowercase l's?
realme21 14th-Dec-2012 04:34 am (UTC)
Is SK majorly Paternalistic in terms of their society? Seems like it
love_allure 14th-Dec-2012 04:55 am (UTC)
hell yes, please stop. i also roll my eyes every time some dude on some variety show calls their wife, "집사람" which literally translates into house person. that ain't cute.
uglypricetag 14th-Dec-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
it just shows you how deeply entrenched patriarchy is in the culture that it even shows up in the language. chinese is esp guilty of this too
muzegrey 14th-Dec-2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Making fun of any woman who doesn't live up to the sexist standards in place for women in Korea.... tbh.

Edited at 2012-12-14 04:57 am (UTC)
donutism 14th-Dec-2012 05:41 am (UTC)
Making fun of women shouldn't be considered "humor" at all.
imienazwisko 14th-Dec-2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
soft_daisy 14th-Dec-2012 06:07 am (UTC)
this. when i first started watching korean shows, i always wondered if they really didn't like their wives or what >,< ...
mingobus 14th-Dec-2012 08:42 am (UTC)
Meh I don't like it, but it's not just a Korean issue. Every American show I've seen that involves someone married always try to find ways to escape their wives too.
zsutzy 14th-Dec-2012 09:30 am (UTC)
and make fun of age, I mean if you're over 30 you're a dead person. In my country it is impolite to ask about the age of a woman.
jasmineakaiumi 14th-Dec-2012 09:47 am (UTC)
One of the first questions usually asked in Korea is someone's age as they need to know what form of honorifics they should use when speaking to the person. It might feel weird at first but it's very common.
aaalove 14th-Dec-2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
Wow! What gentlemen to say this~!it restores some sense of my faith in korean guys because a lot of them treat girls really crappy, but this is nice to see that they recognize it is a problem and an annoying one.
peanim 15th-Dec-2012 06:19 am (UTC)
I usually wouldn't think I need to applaud a guy for saying something like that BUT the fact that he said "This is supposed to be normal." makes it SO RIGHT. He totally gets it. He's not saying he's the better husband because he doesn't put his wife down for humor's sake. He's saying he doesn't do it because it simply shouldn't be the case.

This is coming from someone who does not want to get married lol. Yoon Il Sang's statement's like a breath of fresh air. The way comedians put down their wives annoyed me in a show or two. It's not just Korean television, I see it all the time in Philippine television too.
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