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Faux Korean World Cup Shirt (Hilariously) Promotes Stereotypes

Yesterday, J sent me a link to an online t-shirt store with a note that read, “Thought you might appreciate the design.”


from left to right: England, USA, Brazil

As you can see, each shirt has printed the names of the players who will be participating in the World Cup for that particular country.

I did appreciate the bold and simple design (thanks, hubby!) and was fully intent on blogging about it today…

Then the post took on a new spin as I came across an article in Korean Beacon this morning.

Apparently, someone has taken it upon themselves to Photoshop a Korean shirt in this style, with a comical twist:

I’m sure someone would find this offensive, but I — as a Korean — don’t. I think it’s a hoot!

I’m only sad that my last name didn’t make the cut. But alas, it is not a very common Korean surname, with only 1.5% of the Korean population bearing the name. (Random trivia: if I meet another Korean with the same last name as me, there is a 1/3 chance that we’re related!)