Wide Waistlines, Narrow Roles
"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. But are they? 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.