Here’s a Korean scandal that is hugging the headlines nowadays. What is the Korean word for a “pervert”? If you say 변태 (byun-tae) then you’re right. The hottest news in Korea right now is the scandal involving Yoon Chang Joong. Who is he? He used to be the Press Secretary of President Park Geun Hye. He got involved in a scandal while in the United States, as part of President Park Geun Hye’s entourage on her first US trip after her election.
Apparently, Yoon Chang Joong “grabbed the buttocks” of an intern working at the Korean Embassy “without her permission” (based on the incident report filed in Washington and shown on Korean news programs). For this “shameful” act, Yoon was fired and rightfully so. South Korea is not a perfect country, but a high standard of accountability is expected of public officials.
Where I came from, public officials would get involved in shameful scandals and still hold their heads up high and cling to their positions as if nothing happened. Oh well! I still wish for the best in my home country ;p