Koreaboo Stories

Oct 10 2014

Anonymous said: hey sup so I'm writing a post about korean stuff and I was wondering if it's okay with you to link to this tumblr about Koreaboo stuff? (sorry I'm on anon, the post is on a sideblog) Let me know, thanks!

go ahead! 

Oct 09 2014


Happening Now (10.8.14): Oh dear God, not again. Another life lost in St Louis. So little information right now, but it seems that an unarmed 18-year old boy was tased then shot 16 times by an officer, possibly off-duty. Not clear what provoked the event, but I’ll keep you updated as info is released. #staywoke #blacklivesmatter

Follow the Argus Livestream as events unfold tonight.

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Anonymous said: Yo. This doesn't exactly relate to koreabooism, but my boyfriend is from Korea (as in, grew up there) and hates his country and is constantly belittling it in favor of other cultures. While he's allowed to have his opinions, it gets extremely annoying to hear about and deal with after awhile. Do I have any place to tell him to stop being so pessimistic?

ah that’s so unfortunate. as i see it, no, you don’t really have the right to tell a korean what they should think about korea. your boyfriend clearly has some underlying issues and his reasons for hating his heritage. maybe ask him if he’d like to talk about why he hates his country so much and listen to him, but be careful not to talk over him. if it really bothers you to listen to it, just ask him to stop talking about it, but you can’t outright tell him to stop being like that. 

it breaks my heart to hear about people who for some reason or another truly hate where they come from. i hope your boyfriend can sort through whatever problem he has and embraces his culture. 

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Oct 07 2014


a lot of ppl seem confused on what cultural appropriation is so lemme break it down

IT IS NOT: enjoying food from another culture, enjoying music from another culture, learning about another culture, or learning another language

IT IS: using another culture as a costume, wearing religious articles as accessories when you are not a follower of that religion, using a race as a mascot, disrespecting religious or cultural practices. 

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Anonymous said: Are you a sasaeng?

i do not think this means what you think it means. 

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lmao white foreigners with zero teaching qualifications and no knowledge of korean language who just come and think they can effectively / responsibly educate actual people just bc they’re fluent in english “for the experience”

then become disillusioned and suddenly they’re an oppressed minority

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Oct 06 2014

Anonymous said: Does fangirling / fanboying over Korean idols count as fetishization? Sometimes I'll put a picture of one of my favorite idols as wallpaper, but get really self conscious about it like, "is this a kboo-ish thing to do?" I really hate kboo behavior and I really dislike statements like "Korean guys / girls are so hot!" because that's like saying "All Americans are hot!" and I think we all know that's not true. Thoughts, admin?

in my opinion, no. fangirling/fanboying can be totally innocent. you like a certain celebrity, you think they’re funny/hot/whatever, and that’s fine! nobody is saying that there are certain people you’re not allowed to like or be a fan of. as long as you’re respectful and mindful of how ridiculous it would be to develop a preconceived notion about a group of people based off of celebrities then i don’t think you’re in danger of being a koreaboo. 

Oct 05 2014

Korean Connection aka the club with no actual Koreans but rather filled with koreaboos

There’s literally a whole club for koreaboos at my school and I try to avoid them as much as possible. The president of the club literally wrote in her 6 word summary of herself “Planning to marry a Korean guy”. Like wow thanks for fetishizing and appropriating a whole race! When I went back to Seoul in the summer, a girl saw my pictures and was like “uwa!!! I bet all the guys were like tall and handsome like our kpop oppas!” I honestly wanted to strangle her. There’s other girls who were like “omg I love Korean culture so much!” But then they go “Why is the Joseon era so popular? I don’t get why there’s so many historical dramas.” One girl even asked me, “Why do they always say 마마 (ma ma, meaning your majesty)? It sounds so funny, like they’re calling them mom, I laugh whenever they say it!” Koreaboos are just plain rude and ignorant. They honestly need to be rid of.

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Anonymous said: In the last post where this girl said anon is not Korean because she doesn't look Korean when she's half Korean but ID's as Korean, u replied sating she was a koreaboo, anon never said she was she could have just been a rude person that doesn't necessarily mean she's a koreaboo.

sorry i meant to say lowkey racist. 

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corynn said: Just wanted to thank the blog owner for running Koreaboo Stories. Some accounts make me cringe and (admittedly) some make me feel a little defensive, but most of all, they all make me think. They are very helpful in keeping things in perspective and I appreciate that.

thank you! it’s always nice to hear that this blog is doing what i hoped it would. 

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