Expats and Koreans alike raised a firestorm of criticism over the May 28 news broadcast by Munwha Broadcasting Corporation titled “The shocking reality about relationships with foreigners,” whose English translation went viral on the Internet shortly thereafter. Thousands of people flocked to Facebook in particular to join together in solidarity against what we regard as irresponsible journalism — for its xenophobic portrayal of Western men as predators of Korean women, as well as for the weak, helpless “victims” it made Korean women out to be.
In the last days of May, a blogger found a report aired by a major Korean television network titled “The shocking reality about relationships with foreigners.” It accused foreign men of being creeps, and Korean women of being too easily seduced by foreign cads. He posted the video, with English subtitles, on his page, Scroozle.com. On May 31, a Facebook group of people outraged by the video was formed, and by June 5 it had gained 8,000 members.