``The [Bank of Korea] should have been more careful in selecting figures for the banknote models. Shin is not a good choice,'' said an official from the Korean National Council of Women. ``Shin Saimdang was a typical role model for women under the Confucian patriarchal system, not for modern women.''
*cough* Right, the modern woman doesn't raise children anymore, she fawns over expensive kimchi refrigerators and serves her male coworkers soju and samgyeopsal. The latest problem?
But the Gangneung Choi clan association, to which Shin's father belongs on his maternal side, on Sunday said the portrait on the banknote is quite different from her authentic portrait and it is asking the Bank of Korea to change it.
Choi Sun-kyu, the head of the association, said, "The authentic portrait shows a long face, but on the banknote her face is round."
Thanks to James Turnbull for the scoop. Well, since we're here let's look at fellow blogger Stafford's latest meme, the redesigned 50,000 note. Here's him, in what I'll call "Oh Man Stafford":
See what I did there? And there are some by ROK Drop and Roboseyo. Here's mine:
Some background on that unforgettable moment here.