Its been reported that South Korea has the highest rate of plastic surgery in the world. About 1in 5 in the major city of Seoul have done at least one procedure- it could be the eyes or the nose or even jaw reduction (though not so common).
And we might be quite quick to judge and start with the comments :- they are soo superficial, Koreans don’t have self confidence, they live a fake life, . And believe me, I’ve thought along those lines too but recently I have started understanding the reasoning albeit slowly.
Imagine going for an oral interview, where you have two candidates: one ugly, the other beautiful, and both answer questions equally but you have to choose one, who would you choose? Of course, the fine one.
Or walking along the road and someone accidentally steps on your foot and says sorry, when you turn back and see a not soo beautiful face, your reaction is usually different from your reaction to a fine face.
Its funny how we have all these judgements: she has an ugly face why is she singing? That guy’s jaw is horrible, why was he used for the advert? Couldn’t a handsome guy be found? I can’t tolerate him, its not enough that he’s not handsome, he also has a bad attitude (this means: I could have tolerated his attitude if only he was a fine boy). Why did such a rich man marry an ugly lady?
As if a person’s looks define who they are. As if the looks translates into funny, kind and all other qualities. And its painful, because no matter how well Mr. Ibu can act, he would always be given those comedy (village clown) roles. Can you imagine Mr. Ibu being Tonto Dike’s husband in a hot movie?
We excuse incompetence, make allowances for infidelity, nurture rudeness all on the grounds of beauty and we then turn around and say that those who have the guts to do something about it lack confidence. And that’s the hypocrisy.
Everybody will not be facially appealing, that’s the whole of a heterogeneous community. Moreover, imagine a world where there are no obese people, no men with protruding bellies and no women who are soo shapeless you want to scream. Let us to see the beauty in diversity and stop being boxed into conventionalities