The kdrama ‘Bo-ra! Deborah’ on the grill for her insensitive mention of Auschwitz
Starring Yoo In-na and Yoo Hyun-min, the kdrama Bo-ra! Deborah started in April.
The romantic comedy only has four episodes left. However, episode 9 of the series drew a lot of criticism from South Korean and international netizens.
In episode 9 of “Bora! Deborah,” which aired May 10, leading actress Yoo In Na mentioned the Auschwitz concentration camp and compared it to the importance of self-care for her co-star Yoon Hyun Min, who plays the character of Lee Soo Hyuk.
In the scene, Bo Ra can be seen talking to Lee Soo Hyuk. She then says:
“In the Auschwitz concentration camp, where people died in their excrement, some of them drank half of it with a cup of water and used the rest to wash their faces.
They even shaved with a piece of glass and used the back of a tray as a mirror. And they survived. Taking care of how you look and dress is a matter of survival. »
In the 1940s, more than 1.1 million people died in the Auschwitz camp in Germany, including almost a million Jews. It consisted of three camps.
According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, it differed from other Nazi death centers in that it included a concentration camp, a labor camp, large gas chambers, and a crematorium.
Disregarding the cruelty of the camp and portraying the millions of prisoners as if their personal hygiene is more important than their will to live in Kdrama Bo-ra! Deborah proved extremely problematic and insensitive.
A viewer shared a clip of the scene and expressed her disbelief by saying:
“I can’t believe the writers made this up and everyone involved was okay with it. There were so many other analogies they could have used… Ignorance is really scary. »
The video went viral, and Korean viewers also voiced their disappointment with the line. Viewers are now wondering if the drama production team will address this issue.
Many netizens take to social media and online communities to express their anger towards KDrama and the author. They commented:
- “The reason camp victims washed with water back then wasn’t to look ‘pretty’ or to ‘dress’. It was a way of keeping her hope of survival alive and protecting her own dignity. It’s really ignorant to use that as an analogy.”
- “It’s so crazy”
- “The writer really needs a good education”
- “I really don’t think I can protect the kdrama”
- “It’s sheer ignorance”
- “Who is the author? You really have a messed up mindset.”
- “It’s just crossing the line. »
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