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'Sex Education' Trailer Offends Koreans

2020/01/12 Source

A Netflix comedy has generated controversy for a supposedly racist remark in the trailer.

In the trailer for "Sex Education" season 2, recently released on YouTube, a character is heard to say "My cum tastes like kimchi".

The comedy centers on a teenager who becomes a go-to sex therapist for his friends. Although the show is rated R, season 1 drew over 40 million viewers in the month after its release. The preview of season 2 has had some 2.84 million views.

Commenters seem uncertain what to be most offended about, the remark itself or the fact that it has been cut on from the trailer shown to Netflix viewers in Korea.

Some took the view that it is an insult to the Korean staple, others to Koreans as a whole, while some offered alternatives they considered less likely, such as, "My cum tastes like fish and chips" since it is a British show.

Some other snippets were also removed in the Korean version by whoever decides what is culturally appropriate in each region.

A Netflix spokesman here was po-faced, saying, "Headquarters have been aware of the issue. It is currently being discussed".

Source : english.chosun.com/si...

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