Korean pop culture is hyped in the Philippines.
However, apparently, the other way goes for us in their country.
A tweet by @royaltykai recently went viral. It said:
“The whole Philippines is in love with Korean culture and promote Korean media everywhere… meanwhile Koreans look down on the Philippines so much that they use the word “Filipino” as an insult for darker skinned Koreans… name something sadder.”
the whole philippines is in love with korean culture and promote korean media everywhere… meanwhile koreans look down on the philippines so much that they use the word “filipino” as an insult for darker skinned koreans… name something sadder pic.twitter.com/aPuF7tWorz
— d (@royaltykai) July 16, 2018
This sparked a lot of reactions on Twitter.
I don’t understand why the colors of the skin are so much matter to everyone? Colors don’t define urself. It is ur heart and ur manner.
— Alexa (@FayssAki) July 17, 2018
Problema din kasi sa atin. We keep praising them and putting them up on a pedestal just bcs of the fact that they’re korean. Bcs of kpop and kdramas, we have setup a mentality that they are perfect w/o even realizing it.
— shìng✨ (@sheevathegreat) July 17, 2018
Well some filipinos generalize some korean male as gays too because their features are too feminine for a guy.
— mitochondriaㅋㅋ (@imapotaoto) July 17, 2018
Something sadder: Filipinos using “Aeta, Badjao, Muslim/ Moro” as derogatory terms. Meanwhile those groups of people have to live here in a country that looks down on them because of years of colonial mentality and a perceived class system based on skin color, religion, etc.
— 🌸🌷🌻 ankhsinamoon ix 🌙🌼💐☀ (@cresent_blest) July 17, 2018
They don’t realize that Filipinos are always in the Top 3 when talk about biggest kpop fanbases
— Tzuyu-si (@tzuyodaunnie) July 17, 2018
100% sure. But not all foreigners think like that. I mean some Filipinos also think like that to other nationality out there. More like cultural generalization and stereotype, human nature 😐
— Pan-Paka-Pan! 🎺 (@sagonigulaman) July 17, 2018
Have some positivity 😊 here’s a guy who has the same problem. But wishes for equality for the majority rather than to himself only. 😊 pic.twitter.com/nV6Ou4kSIq
— 태berry (@Autumn_bighit) July 17, 2018
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