When Something is Gross/Distasteful, You May Have “Morbid Curiosity”
Have you ever been in a situation that you cannot help but watch? For example, if you see an accident on the road, many cars slow down in order to find out what has occurred. You most likely have no idea who has been involved in the accident, but for some reason, you continue to watch the scene. When that is the case, it is said that you have “morbid curiousity.”
This is only the case when something very negative has occurred. For example, it is not appropriate to use the phrase “morbid curiosity” when describing why you are watching a supermodel walking down the street.
(o) Out of morbid curiosity, I stayed at the scene of the accident for a half an hour, even though I wasn’t involved.
(x) Out of morbid curiosity, I was went to the Lee Hyori album signing.