Korean scandal: A scorned youth
What netizens are talking about in Korea is the video of 지하철 막말남 or the scorned man in the subway. In this video, he was shown shouting invectives to an elderly couple. So much abusive language were coming out of his mouth that you could see the kids covering their ears. He is in his early 20s while the senior citizens are said to be in their 80s. Apparently, his shoe lightly touched the elderly man’s pants whenever the former crossed his legs. The senior citizen complained to the young man but the latter got enraged.
The netizens are on a witch hunt for the man’s personal information. I’ve seen links to his Cyworld homepage. His major and his university were also posted online and shared through Twitter. Even where he’s attending English classes has been posted. I pity his parents. A lot of the commenters online are blaming them for their son’s actions. Perhaps anger management class could help him.
I take the subway everyday and I’ve only witness a few incidents but nothing like this.