Title

Societal Diet Culture and Fatphobia in South Korea

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2021

End Date

22-5-2021

Keywords

Diet-culture, Fatphobia, Media, Diversity

Abstract

South Korea has become an epicenter of international entertainment- K-pop, Korean dramas and films, and video games can be seen enjoyed all over the world. Along with the rise of South Korean entertainment, many consumers have found obsession over the desired Korean “look” leading to eating disorders, plastic surgery appointments, and body shaming. Korean beauty standards are unrealistic and pushing harmful and dangerous body images. What is Korea doing to respond to the public outcries of body shaming?

Faculty Mentor(s)

Chong Eun Ahn

Department/Program

Asian Studies

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May 16th, 12:00 PM May 22nd, 12:00 PM

Societal Diet Culture and Fatphobia in South Korea

Ellensburg

South Korea has become an epicenter of international entertainment- K-pop, Korean dramas and films, and video games can be seen enjoyed all over the world. Along with the rise of South Korean entertainment, many consumers have found obsession over the desired Korean “look” leading to eating disorders, plastic surgery appointments, and body shaming. Korean beauty standards are unrealistic and pushing harmful and dangerous body images. What is Korea doing to respond to the public outcries of body shaming?

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2021/CAH/12