Calves

Perfect Upper Bodies, But “Healthy” Legs: Update

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Do you think Arirang should have removed its  Twist in Figures video from YouTube?


Korean Sociological Image #57: Perfect Upper Bodies, But “Healthy” Legs

Normally I’d reserve something like this for the next “Korean Gender Reader” post, but then this is simply one of the most appalling things I’ve seen on Korean television in nearly 11 years here. Or, as a friend put it, it’s “totally fucking reprehensible”, and in the strange event that it’s not rapidly removed from YouTube because of the overwhelmingly negative response, then we’ll both be calling Arirang TV to complain about it.


Korean Sociological Image #21: Calf Reduction Surgery


Korean Calf Reduction Surgery Advertisement Before After

It’s one thing to be aware of the popularity of calf-reduction surgery in Korea on an abstract level, but quite another to see the results in the flesh for the first time.


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