Wednesday, January 3, 2007


A 'Hallyuwood Couple' I've never heard of is all over the news these days with allegations of domestic violence.


"On Tuesday, Lee Min-young spoke to reporters from her hospital bed for
20 minutes, having undergone reconstructive surgery on her nose. The
actress alleged she miscarried after being kicked in the stomach by Lee
Chan, who had beaten her several times even before their marriage. Lee
said she believed he would become a different man after marriage but
was bitterly disappointed."

Lee Chan denies such violence, saying that they only engaged in slapping matches.

Lee Chan immediately denied the claim, saying
that although he slapped the actress on her cheek eight times, he had
nothing to do with her miscarriage and broken nose.

See that? Two sides to every story. He may only be guilty of nothing more than just slapping a pregnant woman eight times (and quite a nice job of counting as well. I always lose my place on the slap count after 5 or 6). And honestly, haven't we all, from time to time, roughed up our pregnant girlfriends and/or wives a little? Ok, so we haven't, but nonetheless the point still stands that Lee Chan might actually be the victim here. Come on, isn't it possible that in a little hissy-fit after some trivial spat, Min-young decided to get petty revenge on her husband by hiring a gangster to come over and beat the shit out of her, putting her in the hospital for reconstructive surgery on her nose and causing the miscarriage? Can you really say something like this isn't possible?

Ok, I guess you can. But does that mean we have a right to condemn this man without a fair trial?  And obviously when the question is put this way, I think we would all have to agree that the answer is 'probably, yeah.'

And finally, my advice to Lee Min Young is that after a few weeks have passed and Lee Chan shows up on your doorstep begging for forgiveness, telling you how this whole public episode has finally shown him the error of his ways and that he is seeking counseling, try to find it in your heart of hearts to understand his 'special situation' and give him just one more chance. Even if the odds are only one in a thousand that he really has changed and won't beat you even worse next time, isn't this what people are talking about when they say that love is worth taking a risk? Maybe if you could just learn to duck and weave a little bit better, then you could manage to bring the next pregnancy to term and then you'll bring a wonderful, innocent child into Lee Chan's world. Maybe he'll finally change then, won't he? Seriously, he still wouldn't beat you (and possibly the child) then, would he?

Probably, yeah.

Comments on original blog entry

I like his hat.

Posted by: James | January 03, 2007 at 07:53 PM

Lee Chan makes Ike Turner look like a masculine feminist

Posted by: Mark Milton | January 03, 2007 at 08:39 PM

"Maybe if you could just learn to duck and weave a little bit better"

Oh man, I just spit coffee all over my keyboard.

Posted by: Nomad | January 04, 2007 at 12:11 AM

Some misunderstanding about the phrase "beat your meat"...

Posted by: Kevin Kim | January 06, 2007 at 02:30 AM

she has pretty good eyebrows

Posted by: hardyandtiny | May 02, 2007 at 05:12 AM

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