With the caption:
Girls dressed as Paris Hilton celebrate the Korean airing of MTV reality show "Paris Hilton's My New Best Friends Forever" in Myeong-dong, Seoul on Thursday.
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Unfortunately, Korean TV routinely airs some of the worst the US has to offer. I'm reminded of something Western Confucian wrote recently in a comment to one of his posts:
Am I supposed to feel proud to see McDonald's and rap music here in Korea? Instead, I'm doubly ashamed, for my countrymen who export this garbage and for the Koreans who eat it up.
Couldn't agree more. I'm disappointed in both the culture that produces this crap and the one that feels compelled to imitate it.
"우리는 패리스 힐튼" the headline says:
Really? Well, I'm very sorry to hear that.
One interesting thing to note, and I'm sure the pop culture bloggers will be more informative in this area than me, is that while Korean celebrities are held to pretty high moral standards, you have a woman like Paris Hilton regularly on TV and endorsing Fila Korea.
If you haven't yet seen it, go see what South Park has to say in their episode "Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset."