Viral video of men tormenting Korean woman in nightclub sparks heated debate


This FB screengrab shows how the Korean woman was being racially taunted. The video has since been taken down.This FB screengrab shows how the Korean woman was being racially taunted. The video has since been taken down.

A video showing two Caucasian men harassing a Korean woman has gone viral on Facebook, sparking heated debate online about the behaviour of foreigners when they’re away from home.

The 78-second clip – which has since been removed from Facebook on Tuesday – shows one of the men harassing and hurling insults at a Korean woman, who appears to be drunk, while the other records the scene, which appears to have been shot at a nightclub in Korea.

The video begins with a close-up of the woman, who is clad in black hot pants and tank top. The video lingers on a close-up of her thighs and chest. The man sitting beside her begins to gradually harass her by first poking his index finger into her nose and picking snot, saying, “I got a booger”.

The woman is then forced to eat her own snot before the man then proceeds to force open her mouth, commenting on the discolouration on her teeth. All the while, the man shooting the video is heard egging his counterpart on. Both of them further insult her by calling her “rancid”.

At this point, the woman is shaken out of her half-drunk state and tries to fight back, responding to racial taunts with her own vulgarities. She eventually succeeds in pulling away from the man beside her, and escapes the room.

According to The Washington Post, the video was posted on YouTube in early June and was quickly picked up on Korean site Jagei.com.

However, the video was quickly removed by YouTube as it had breached content policy but the video resurfaced online on a Facebook page called Moodclip, garnering over 3,000 “likes” and over 400 shares before being removed again on Tuesday.

The video post, which attracted nearly 100 comments, sparked a heated debate.

Facebook user Allen VH said not all foreigners behave “like that” while, Antone Nguyen, said that the men should not harass her solely because she was “drunk”.

Here in Singapore, in a high-profile case back in 2010, three Caucasians – a New Zealander, an Australian and a Briton – assaulted two local taxi drivers and passengers at Suntec City after a late night out. All three were reportedly drunk.

Australian Nathan Robert Miller was sentenced to three weeks' jail, Kiwi Stephen Dahlberg surrendered to local authorities after fleeing the country, while the Briton Robert Springall is still at large.

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