Saturday, September 03, 2016

Netizen anger over 'foreign instructor' broadcast

The 2005 English Spectrum Incident

Part 1: English Spectrum and 'Ask The Playboy'
Part 2: The Kimchiland where it’s easy to sleep with women and make money
Part 3: English Spectrum shuts down as Anti-English Spectrum is created
Part 4: How to hunt foreign women
Part 5: Did the foreigners who denigrated Korean women throw a secret party?
Part 6: The 'Ask The Playboy' sexy costume party
Part 7: Stir over ‘lewd party’ involving foreigners and Korean women
Part 8: The 2003 post that tarred foreign English teachers as child molesters
Part 9: Netizens shocked by foreign instructor site introducing how to harass Korean children
Part 10: 'Recruit a Yankee strike force!'
Part 11: The Daum signature campaign: 'Let's kick out low quality foreign instructors!' 
Part 12: Movement to expel foreign teachers who denigrated Korean women
Part 13: "Middle school girls will do anything"
Part 14: Netizens propose 'Yankee counter strike force'
Part 15: Segye Ilbo interview with the women from the party, part 1
Part 16: Segye Ilbo interview with the women from the party, part 2
Part 17: Web messages draw Koreans’ wrath
Part 18: Thai female laborers and white English instructors
Part 19: KBS Morning Newstime: 'I can also suffer from the two faces of the internet'
Part 20: AES: Grandfather Dangun is wailing in his grave!
Part 21: 'Regret' over the scandal caused by confessions of foreign instructors
Part 22: "Korean men have no excuse"
Part 23: "Unfit foreign instructors should be a 'social issue'"
Part 24: Growing dispute over foreign English instructor qualifications
Part 25: 'Clamor' at foreigner English education site
Part 26: Foreign instructor: "I want to apologize"
Part 27: No putting brakes on 'Internet human rights violations'
Part 28: "They branded us as whores, yanggongju and pimps," part 1
Part 29: "They branded us as whores, yanggongju and pimps," part 2
Part 30: Don't Imagine
Part 31: Anti-English Spectrum founder's statement
Part 32: 'Foreign instructor' takes third place
Part 33: Art From Outsider's Point of View
Part 34: U.S. Embassy warns Americans of threats near colleges
Part 35: Internet real name system debated
Part 36: Dirty Korean women who have brought shame to the country?
Part 37: Invasion of Privacy Degrades Korean Women Twice Over
Part 38: 60 unqualified native speaking instructors hired for English instruction
Part 39: The rising tide of unqualified foreign instructors
Part 40: Warrant for Canadian English instructor who molested hagwon owner
Part 41: MBC Sisa Magazine 2580: "Korea is a paradise"
Part 42: Foreign instructor: "In two years I slept with 20 Korean women."
Part 43: Viewers shocked by shameless acts of unqualified foreign instructors.
Part 44: Warrant for the arrest of a man in his 30s for breaking into home of foreign instructors
Part 45: [Cultural criticism] Hongdae club day lewd party incident 
Part 46: Unqualified English instructors seen as major problem here
Part 47: Investigation of the realities of 'foreign instructors' methods for luring Korean women'
Part 48: Broadcast announcement: 'For foreign instructors, is Korea a paradise for women?'
Part 49: To white English instructors, the Republic of Korea is a paradise
Part 50: "If they're white, it's okay?" Lots of English instructor frauds... 
Part 51: A new message from Anti English Spectrum
Part 52: 
SBS, 'Is Korea their paradise? Blond hair blue eyes' part 1
Part 53: SBS, 'Is Korea their paradise? Blond hair blue eyes' part 2 
Part 54: SBS, 'Is Korea their paradise? Blond hair blue eyes' part 3
Part 55: Viewers of 'Realities of unfit foreign instructors' outraged
Part 56: Foreign instructor: "Korea is a cash and women dispenser."
Part 57: Frustration with low-standard foreign instructors: "Korea's pride damaged"
Part 58: Netizen anger over 'foreign instructor' broadcast

Part 58: Netizen anger over 'foreign instructor' broadcast

On February 21, 2005, Dalian - one of the online news outlets which had given a great deal of coverage to the English Spectrum incident a month earlier - reported on the furor caused by SBS's "I Want to Know That" broadcast:
Netizen anger over 'foreign instructor' broadcast

"From an instructor who provided marijuana to an instructor who sexually assaulted a middle school student"
An outburst of self-reflection after the broadcast of SBS's "I Want to Know That"

[Dalian reporter Lee Ju-yeong] Once again the problem of unfit foreign instructors' qualifications is heating up on internet message boards and arousing the anger of netizens.

As the SBS current affairs program '"I Want to Know That," broadcast on the night of the 19th, reported on the immoral behavior of some foreign instructors, netizen anger reached extremes. Even extreme reactions by some netizens poured out such as "Let's attack foreigners living in Korea."

On that night "I Want to Know That" exposed on a large scale the problems with unfit foreign instructors which Dalian and other public opinion [outlets] had brought up [previously].

SBS blew the whistle on: the reality of foreign instructors dating high school students and giving students marijuana; a case of a foreign instructor who sexually assaulted a middle school student; the reality of foreigners who choose to come to Korea because they can earn money and enjoy women easily.

Because of the broadcast, there was a flood of messages denouncing foreigners on the show's message board.

'armageddon99' wrote, "Why do white Americans, who graduate university and eat and live well in America come to Korea, at the edge of East Asia?" "They come to earn some money using [the fact that] they're white and are native speakers," he argued. "Of course, for many foreigners it might not be this, but mix in a sense of superiority over East Asians and it seems this is the result you get."

‘cherish516,' who lived abroad, wrote that "Frankly, in foreign countries Japan lives well and can't be ignored and China is a huge country with great influence and can't be ignored, but Korea is the easiest country," and requested, "[We] trust and sleep with foreign men who have had manners ingrained in them since childhood, unaware of their indecent thoughts, but don't shed tears or blood or have regrets."

'choi715,' who wrote that "The Republic of Korea feels like its rotting bit by bit," wrote, "Korea (our country) has no self respect regarding the nation. So white people think they're superior to us." "We need to establish an upright world view."

At the unfit foreign instructor anti cafe "Anti English Spectrum' ( there was also an outpouring of critical posts by netizens.

‘qlrhkswk' wrote "They openly belittle our country, which invites those who cannot find decent work in their own country and even gives them a job, and think of Korea as a sexual paradise." "In any country there are the same loose women, but if such educators as hagwon instructors and bar owners use dirty business tactics to mobilize decadent activities, and if committing such acts leads to social problems, it's proper for it to be criticized," he argued.

‘yeats82,' who was so ashamed after watching the broadcast, said, "During the first half of the broadcast, I begrudged the sight of foreign white people being confident and so shameless as well as the sight of them breaking the law as they pleased, and then suddenly the scene changed and I couldn't control my rage at the sight of a "legal" Filipino worker being beaten and dragged through a back alley in a factory area." "The words of a woman, that 'All of society seems to have made a mistake,' rings in my ear."
Dalian fulfills its role here as self-appointed gatekeepers of the discourse on foreign English instructors, drawing attention to its role in previously highlighting "the problems with unfit foreign instructors" and quoting netizens to construct a problem of Koreans letting disrespectful foreigners run amok in Korea. Unsurprisingly, it quotes from Anti English Spectrum members, one of whom makes clear what one of the main contributors to the foreign instructor problem was: "loose women".

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