According to the investigate TV show Pandora's Box, more than 45% of ALL foreigners teaching in Korea are drug users or violent criminals.
Some choice selections from the transcript:
불법 외국인 강사, 그 실태는?
국내 4만여명의 원어민
강사 중 절반 정도가 불법이라면 믿을 수 있겠는가. 그 중 90퍼센트 이상이 마약이나 폭행 등의 범죄자들이라고 한다.
[We can believe that half of the 40,000 foreign teachers in Korea are here illegally. Of that over 90% are said to be drug users or violent criminals.]
No sources for those statistics, but I'm sure they are right that someone at some time probably did say something like that, so that's good enough for me.
Here's another statistic for which I can't be bothered to provide a source: 80% of all Koreans will happily slurp down any anti-foreigner bullshit the Korean media dishes out, no matter how ridiculous.
위험! 그들의 접근 방식
이들은 주로 감언이설로 순진한
외국어를 배우러 온 한국 여성들에게 접근한다...처음에는 남자친구인양 행세를 하지만 곧 이들이 원하는 것은 성관계라는 것을 알게된다.
Danger! Their method of approach
With seductive language they approach Korean women who innocently just want to learn a foreign language...At first they just act as a friend, but soon you will realize they want a sexual relationship.
Oh. My. God. Many foreigners are men who want to make girlfriends and have sex? What a bunch of filthy criminals! Poor little helpless naive Korean girls. They never ever see it coming...
I didn't get a chance to see the program, but it will soon be up on the Pandora site. I'm sure there are a lot of scenes of foreign men with their faces digitally distorted preying on young wide-eyed ponytailed Korean maidens in long white dresses on their way to church.
Just reading over the transcript to this point made me so enraged that I just had to run out into the street and kick the first two white men that I saw squarely in their ridiculously large and hairy nut sacks. Odds are pretty good at least one of them was a violent drug-using sexual predator, so I think the ends justified the means. I encourage all of my readership to take similar measures to drive these evil barbarians out of our country.
OK, now I am calm enough to read on...
불법 외국인 강사를 경계하라!
외국인 강사가 의심스러울
경우 그의 이력서나 학위증, 성적 증명서를 확인하는 방법이 있다. 하지만 위조된 경우가 많고, 서류상으로 범법 사실이나 질병의 유무를 판단할 수
없다는 한계가 있다. 직접 피해를 입었을 경우 민사적으로 손해배상을 청구해서 피해를 보상받을 수 있지만 이 역시 외국인이라 절차상으로 복잡하다.
당분간은 당국의 조치가 취해지 않는 한 스스로 조심하는 것과 분명한 선을 긋는 것 밖에 없을 것이다.
Translation: In situations where you doubt foreign teachers [which after viewers watch this program should be EVERY non-Korean one ever is unfortunate enough to encounter] there are methods of checking their employment records and degrees. However, there are cases of forgeries and there is the limit that one cannot judge whether or not they have a criminal record or disease just through documentation.
That's very true. How can one ever be certain that the foreigner sitting next to them on the subway isn't crawling with disease? Damn, I now wish that before finishing this article I hadn't gone out and kicked those icky foreigners in their filthy crotches. Lord knows how many different diseases I could have picked up just by going within a meter of them.
That's it. I just can't read any more. And to think all this time I allowed the links to blogs of English teachers here in Korea. I count at least 12 on my side bar, which means roughly 3 of them are violent criminals, three are drug dealers, and the rest are probably just sexual predators. I might just have to take down all the links (except Baduk over at Koreanamerican, of course).
Comments from original blog entry:
Where did you get that 2nd pic ("Return of the...") from? Is it an actual album cover?
Posted by: Hugh | June 17, 2007 at 06:46 AM
So *that's* why I can't get laid. Damn.
Posted by: 작업맨 | June 17, 2007 at 07:47 PM
Wow, what a disgraceful race we are, being non-Koreans! I guess now I should start wearing a brown paper bag over my head before I walk out the door. Shame shame shame on us!
Posted by: littlebrownasian | June 18, 2007 at 03:10 AM
For sure, I bet your criminal kicky-shoe is disease ridden now. I'd burn it. Or send it to prison.
Posted by: Jenn | June 18, 2007 at 10:08 AM
To the PARTYPOOPERS:
You are advising the Koreans on the foreigners, the crime actions. We are thanking you. Even if you are foreigner you are help keep other foreigner away. Thank you.
Please to stay in Korea if you wanna stay, only no touch Korea women. You can go to a place, it has a barber pole, two of them, for the 'handjob' if you wanna. But no touch the girl.
So very much thank for you understand.
Very much really,
Official Podori Dept. of Police
Posted by: Podori | June 18, 2007 at 10:23 PM
LOL!! You're hilarious! :)
Posted by: Jen | June 19, 2007 at 06:59 AM
That's what I'm talking about :)
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Posted by: Mark Vane | June 26, 2007 at 05:24 AM
"They never ever see it coming..."
Not only does Korea have four seasons, it has two phases to the day, every day; night and day. It's dark at night, so of course the never see it...
Posted by: Richardson | June 26, 2007 at 05:43 AM
In case you missed it, the full Pandora's Box anti-foreigner video can be viewed without a Korean ID at this forum: http://www.mongdori.com/forums/read.php?2,232
Posted by: Daniel | August 30, 2007 at 08:33 PM
Sorry guys, but i kinda agree with them. north americans come over there and act so disrespectful, spend all their time trying to get laid and just partying . . . i'm not saying it's wrong, i'm not saying it's not the korean way of life, but it reflects really poorly on foreigners and it only takes ten or twenty percent for people to start to think that's the norm and not the exception . . . personally, aside from the teachers i met at my second school, all the foreigners i met where recovering drunks and drug addicts--the others are just military and come'on, i come from oceanside, california (think camp pendleton, biggest marine base in the west coast) . . . even americans hate the marines . . . i can't blame them . . . i wouldn't want foreigners like this in america . . . and i really do think most koreans give americans the benefit of the doubt except for the college-age korean girls, and that's pretty understandable considering the reputation we've (probably a lot because of the G.I.'s) built for ourself.
Posted by: t-diddy | September 08, 2007 at 04:51 PM
"Danger! Their method of approach
"With seductive language they approach Korean women who innocently just want to learn a foreign language...At first they just act as a friend, but soon you will realize they want a sexual relationship."
Funny...as one of the few non-white, non-male, non sexually-active people who were teachers in Korea, the same thing happened to me except by Korean guys who claimed they wanted to learn English. Deja vu!
Posted by: Adrienne | October 24, 2007 at 08:13 PM
I can't wait to go back to Canada and start slagging Korean newcomers with allegations like this: they're perverts, they're xenophobic to a fault, they're chronic liars and they only employ English teachers because they have no friends among their own kind.
(Google "A Country of liars" for an article written by a Korean that gives STATISTICAL PROOF that Koreans do nothing but lie...but then, you knew that).
Posted by: blunderbuss | December 24, 2007 at 08:34 AM
ummmm.... I'm Korean... and if you read what you are saying... lol you are being a total hypocrit...
before you go calling Americans racist, listen to the things your saying. You sound pretty racist to me.
There are bad people everywhere... EVEN IN KOREA...
You guys are making korean's look bad.... you cant even come up with true statistics... yet alone write in a way that Americans can understand.
quit putting useless information into people's head.
there is racism everywhere. grow up and deal with it. i did. i was made fun of... but you just gotta learn to FUCK WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK. You gotta live for yourself not them. if you let those people bring you down... then thats just you being weak. what about the black people?? mexicans? and in this case Americans. racism will always be apart of this world. and there isnt shit we can do about it.
Posted by: Lisa | January 27, 2008 at 01:58 AM
Foreigners in Korea are mostly a lousy, lousy bunch, making bux teaching English and contributing little to the country as a whole.
That being said, Korean women are amazingly naive and stupid.
Who wouldn't take advantage of them?
Posted by: Carioca | June 08, 2008 at 06:28 AM