S1 E5: Wide Waistlines, Narrow Roles

Jul 31, 2017, 03:14 AM

"Fat" female comedians in S. Korea are often reduced to narrow roles that highlight their weight. They're even seen as an empowering counter-current to conventional ideals of femininity. 

Is fat comedy for female comedians a tool for empowerment? Or a reinforcement of stereotypes? The ensuing discussion is not so clear-cut as you think.

Host Bruce Harrison sits down with Korea Exposé managing editor Haeryun Kang and CEO Se-woong Koo.

Read full article: https://www.koreaexpose.com/kim-min-kyoung-more-than-fat/