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Park Joon Hyung supports hijab-wearing Uzbekistan-Korean + discusses his own experience of discrimination

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Park Joon Hyung spoke against racism and discrimination on 'Hello' in support of an Uzbekistan-Korean woman who came forth to discuss her experience in Korea. 


On the November 28 episode of 'Hello,' an Uzbekistan woman living in Korea shared her story, raising awareness of racism and discrimination in Korean society. 

The woman who shared the story told the audience that she became a Korean citizen, married a Korean man, and had a baby who is half Korean. However, she shared that because of her hijab, people always point fingers at her. 


She revealed that she was once called a terrorist at a library, while getting her bag searched. Once at a supermarket, a woman pulled her hijab, and on the street, a stranger yelled at her, saying, "What are you wearing on your head?" 

The Uzbekistan-Korean lady shed tears confessing that she came on the show to try to make things better for her daughter, who also might experience discrimination because of her choice of religion and wearing a hijab. 


Among the celebrity guests, Park Joon Hyung, who grew up in the United States, sympathized with her the most. 


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Park Joon Hyung added, "When I grew up in the States, I was often discriminated against." He shared how he didn't look Korean when he was younger, and that even Koreans would be racists against him. He said, "Many convenience stores were owned by Koreans. Once I went in to buy a soda, and the store owner told me to just look from the counter; she was worried that I would steal." He also said"Think about how you want to be treated when you go to other countries. You reap what you sow." 

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    queenbetchreturn Saturday, December 3, 2016

    that thing is stupid anyway

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    BigBlueagain Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    I want you to read this and try and guess who said it: " The Muslims have always been a people with definite racial characteristics and never a religion." ~ "But even more: all at once the Muslim also becomes liberal and begins to rave about the necessary progress of mankind."

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    bangeryun94 BigBlueagain Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    I know that quote from Mein Kampf with Jews replaced at Muslim. Is it Mohammed and or Trump?

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    BigBlueagain bangeryun94 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    you gave it away :P But yeah, all I did was take quotes from Hitler and exchange Jew with Muslim. Does sound a LOT like Trump thought doesn't it? Kinda sounds like some of the stuff I'm hearing all over the world as well. It's ugly.

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    Hyeriioo BigBlueagain Thursday, December 1, 2016

    eww Ugh Hitler

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    BigBlueagain Hyeriioo Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Ikr! And people still think like this. It's shameful.

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    Hyeriioo BigBlueagain Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Horrible. People need to see what he did It's not human .. does not deserve to anyone

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    ilovelilacs Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Tons of Hollywood stars used to wear head coverings. 

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    hiroonakamura Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    racism is very prevalent in Korea. nothing new. Foreigners fall in love with kpop or kdramas (or movies), so they often ignore all the really bad things that happens in korea daily. Racism is one of those things

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    bangeryun94 hiroonakamura Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    This isn't racism. She's not targeted for her skin colour.

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    sorahime bangeryun94 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    lol

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    BigBlueagain hiroonakamura Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Racism does exist in Korea. But this is Triumphalism (yeah, I didn't know the word existed either.) Triumphalism is to religion what racism is to race.

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    bangeryun94 BigBlueagain Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Racism exists everywhere.

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    sorahime BigBlueagain Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Except that she got the same reaction when she didn't wear her hijab for about 4 months, I saw the video, watch the show every week. It's racism.

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    BigBlueagain sorahime Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Either way it's bigotry. But if they're hating on her because she's Muslim, that isn't a race. It's a religion. If they're hating on her because she's Arab, THAT'S racism.

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    Lana_Yu Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Im not even muslim myself but the amount of stupid people here in the comment section and in Akp in general is beyond me. This lady came on the show to talk about the struggle she is facing living in korea wearing the headscarf, which SHE CHOSE TO WEAR HERSELF.. She did NOT COME ON THE SHOW to tell people that she is forced to wear it, she freakin clearly says she wants a better life for her daughter. Get it in your thick heads.  Yes some women are forced to wear it just like some women are forced to take it off (France is a great example) Many christian families force their kids to go to church and some jewish families force religion upon their children as well. THIS ISNT SOMETHING that only happens in Islam. And those steaming pile of rotten garbage claiming muslims should take the blame for what is happening in the world, are fucking retarded. NO they should not? Those terrorist (and terrorism has NO RELIGION) ARE ATTACKING AND KILLING MUSLIMS RIGHT AND LEFT without mercy. Why the fuck do you think the poor refugees are fleeing from their home countries? We don't blame CHRISTIANS FOR KKK, nor do we blame germans for Hitler, we don't blame christians when someone like Dylann Roof murders African-Americans. DO WE???None of us came out and said ''not in my name'' when all of this shit happened, so why the heck do you expect muslims to come out and say anything? They had NOTHING to do with it just like us. THEY ARE VICTIMS AS WELL. All respect to this girl for coming out on the show even though there are hundreds of bigots like you JUDGING the life out of her.

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    NgohiongPuso Lana_Yu Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    You should address your comment to Wang Sejung.. The "fakest" entity in AKP..

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    Milabap Lana_Yu Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    France ban face covering....veils covering the face in public places. The ban also applies to the burqa a full body covering, if it covers the FACE. And I think they did right by doing so.

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    InfireMyJam Milabap Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Well exept if the cop has nothing better to do he's not going to arrest a woman wearing a burqa. ^^ Some corners of France are very mixed culturaly so it is not so badly viewed.

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    Lana_Yu Milabap Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    oh really? because just a few months ago a woman minding her own damn business wearing trousers and a top plus a ''hat'' that covers your hair on the beach was forced to take her top off in fornt of the whole beach area by the police. She pleaded, her kids were crying, but no they weren't having any of it. Last time i checked, a top and trousers is not a burka is it? ANY woman has a free choice however she wants! NO ONE SHOULD EVER be forced to dress nor UNDRESS, IT GOES BOTH WAYS!

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    Lana_Yu Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    free choice to dress however she wants*

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    NatsuXxD Lana_Yu Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    A moment of applause.

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    InfireMyJam Lana_Yu Friday, December 2, 2016

    They were racist cops who acted like that because some cities started to make their own laws without the government's consent. It happened ONE time and the French media blew up because they rathered talk about this than really important problems that happened in the same time in our country. It's easier to say "hoo look what THEY have done" than to admit "Yes our director has illegal counts offshore we are sorry for the scandal". Nothing is totally black or white, don't jugde a fact only by what the medias says about it.

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    Lana_Yu InfireMyJam Saturday, December 3, 2016

    No one mentioned any laws here, so I don't know how it's relevant. And No dude this isn't something that happened once. A little girl in school was forced to leave because she wore a long skirt. A little girl... wearing a long skirt... this is just one of many other examples. I know it's hard for you to come to terms with this, and it might be offensive to you(I don't know maybe because you are french), but this is a reality many people are facing in France, and no I don't turn to media for information, I have witnessed it with my own eyes.

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    InfireMyJam Lana_Yu Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Well I don't say France is all butterflies and rainbows, I know that my country has a lot of flaws. But it's not the country depicted in the medias either, we can go in the street with a veil without being put in jail. The things you mention don't happen very often that's all I want to clarify. And I'm mentioning laws because this is why the cops acted like this on the beach, because the city started deciding laws against the burkini without the government's consent.

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    SHINeeUKShawol Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    I went to Korea for a week long holiday and i was actually slightly worried on how i would be received as a hijab wearing muslim, but let me tell you- i had the most AMAZING, awesome time~~ People were SUPER nice to me and so welcoming! But back to this lady, obviously she lives there and so is around a much larger number of people, and with more people you're certainly gonna meet a variety or personalities....hope people'll be much nicer to her and her child now~ This show is great for getting people to change though thankfully!

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    Euntae SHINeeUKShawol Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    My friend just went to Korea and said that she had a great time and people were nice. This is in contrast to some YT videos I watched where some foreigners have experienced discrimination. But then, being a visiting tourist is different from staying in Korea for a long time and especially for those who have settled there and build a family.

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    Julie2026 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Everyone should follow the Golden Rule: One should treat others as they would like to be treated.

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    Arashi89 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Being against hijab has nothing to do with racism. Hijab is not something you are born with. It's something women (and unfortunately a lot of young girls) are forced to wear in many countries. We have witnessed its expansion since the 80s in parallel with the rise of islamic fanatism around the world. It's important to be revolted with racism in general (based on skin color or origin) but there shouldn't be any confusion made between a noble cause and this controversial piece of clothe that is a political symbol. Most of all, it's the symbol of women's submission to men (and certainly not to any God). I'm glad it has not reached Korea and I'm quite disappointed in this man (but he might simply ignorant on the subject).

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    Akablack Arashi89 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    ignorant is a word that I'm going to use against you as well... it is non of your business whether women wear hijab or not, thats their personal choice and they definitely should not be discriminated against because they're literally not hurting anyone. respect peoples beliefs, only with that you can have a better more understanding world. P.s nuns also cover their hair.

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    Lost_in_Paradise Arashi89 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    In some cases are forced to wear and in others out of choice because they believe in the religion. It's not a symbolism of submission but modesty, so men would not be tempted by the beauty of hair. Sometimes it's how muslim women feel safe and there are multiple different reasons for people wearing it. In the countries you are talking about, a miquab is what they are forced to wear.

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    bielsein Arashi89 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Dear, please get your facts right. It's an obligation for Muslim women to cover their hair. They need to basically cover everything except for face, hand and feet. Please refer to Quran, Surah AnNur verse 31. And, it is never a symbol of submission to men! It's Allah who told them to wear the headscarf, not any man!

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    Arashi89 Akablack Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    "ignorant is a word that I'm going to use against you as well" I knew someone would automatically say that. It's so tempting. The problem is that most women don't have any choice. Some are forced to do it in many countries like I said and one shouldn't support such thing.But even in supposedly democratic countries, some endure the pressure of their community. It spreads among groups of people. Some girl will get remarks from the guys of her community, and/or from one or two of her female friends that recently "decided" to wear it. The whole process has been abundantly documented where I live. Why do you think Iranian and Saudi women just dream of getting rid of this prison? You too also need to broaden your horizon. Hijab is a tragedy for most women. There are little girls who are also forced to cover themselves. Can you imagine a little girl having to interiorize the fact she has to cover herself, that she is not as pure as boys? Hijab symbolizes the fact that women are not welcomed in the public area as men's equals. It's a vibrant symbol of inequality. So yes, you can defend it but don't be surprised to see a lot of people getting angry at it. It's not racism, it's legitimate fear to see this recent outbreak spreading even more.

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    B2uty_b2stxo Arashi89 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    first of all please learn the meaning of hijab Hijab is an Arabic word meaning barrier or partition. In Islam, however, it has a broader meaning. It is the principle of modesty and includes behaviour as well as dress for both males and females. The most visible form of hijab is the head covering that many Muslim women wear. muslim women's head cover id the most visible one but that does not mean that only women are asked to wear hijab ( or be modest). In islam men and women r equal but not the same. there is a great difference b/w being equal and being similar. in islam for both men and women there r certqain rules and regulations set and which qthey have to follow in order to lead a successful life. many non-mulims know only about women's hijab bcuz thats more visible but tqhwy dont know anything about mens hijab and thats y they think women r oppressed in islam men r asked not wear tight jeans or shirts or something that would reveal their body line (just like women) . theyre not allowed to wear shorts shorter than the knees or pants longer than ankles (FYI: it has been scientifically proven that when wonen cover their ankles and men uncover them their body absorbs more viatamin D ) just like women men r also asked to follow the rule. If u want to know about islam , read islamic books, dont just read whatever is provided by the media cuz not everything that media says is right and plz don't take things out of context. First understand the whole background and then decide whether its wrong qor right remember WE MUSLIM WOMEN COVER OUR HEADS AND NOT OUR BRAINS and one more thing islam is the only religion that gave women their own rights. No country or religion except Muslim countries gave women their rights till 19 century not even the right of education which is the basic right of every human being

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    ilikeJB Arashi89 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    I'm Muslim, my sister is Muslim. I choose not to wear the Hijab. My sister choose to wear the Hijab. Oppression? Where?

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    eonnita Arashi89 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Hijab never be a sign of oppression so muslim women feel forced to wear it and imprisoned. Hijab is our personal choice. We are living in a democracy country are never forced to wear the hijab, but more than half of Muslim women in our country choose to wear it because we feel the benefits of it. Hijab doesn't make us less than men, not a sign of ignorance. For example, I'm a master of science, a lecturer at university and the many hijabi women who more great than me become a professor, head of the region, minister, politician, and others, we never feel hijab as the constraint to pursue our dream. The increase in the number of hijabi women since the 80s instead of parallel with the rise of Islamic fanaticism, but rather because the choice of hijab became more varied, more modern and stylish so that muslim women are not afraid to lose its charm as a woman who is both beautiful and respectable. Freedom is actually in the mind and heart and not in the body.

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    _infirestae Arashi89 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    for me, i am a muslim myself and i was not forced, i actually wanted to. now, take it from first hand experience. my parents said i didnt have to, but i wanted too. it shows a sign of modesty. thats why this women is speaking out, for equal rights.

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    Akablack Arashi89 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    gosh you're talking about community pressure as if it only applies to hijab... in every single community there are things that you do because of 'community pressure'. most educated arab families (excluding saudi arabia) do not force the daughters to wear hijab they just advise them to do it.. I live in an arabic country and I have not met one hijabi girl who said her parents forced her to wear it, most do it because they believe in their religion. and previous comments explained why hijab is not oppression for muslim women and that its a form of protection and humbleness

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    Arashi89 B2uty_b2stxo Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    Thanks for your explanation but you will never make anyone believe that men and women are equal in Islam. Women have to cover themselves in the public space and not men. Not only can we verify this everyday around us, but compulsory clothing has always been a way to take control over women, in all times, in all civilizations. Seeing young girls/women wearing this thing saddens me all the time. When it's summer, you see the mother and the daughters suffering under these insane clothes while the father is cool and the boys are freely running around in their t-shirts with their head free of any constraints, able to feel the sun and the wind. How inhumane is that. The only world where girls or women would have to wear or, worse, "want" to wear this thing, is a men's world.

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    Arashi89 eonnita Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    During 10 centuries, Chinese women have suffered the torture of foot binding. Although it was a man's idea in the first place, the horrible custom was then transmitted within women, spreading from the richest social classes to the poorer ones. Mothers put their little girls' lives at risk at age 6, 7 or 8 by breaking the bones of their feet in order to realize what they thought was a dream of "feminity". The tortured little girls who survived would then do the same thing to their own daughters. The custom, although particularly barbaric, survived even when the government forbid it in 1912. The girls were so convinced after centuries that it represented feminity and elegance (and maybe other things that I don't know about) that they would hide from the government officials in order to keep their bandages. The practice came from a man's sick head and was not only misogynistic, but also incredibly painful. However after some time, it became something that women (the victims) would defend, would even fight for. It became part of their identity. This inception is true, real domination. The hand of the master is invisible.

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    _CLeO Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Theres going to be a LOT of racist comments here...I don't get it, wth is wrong with wearing a hijab? Like, have you seen women who wear hijab nowadays, they are so prettyy, I'm amazed

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    hanjivara Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Honestly the discrimination exist and it is not only in Korea or Asia but in Europe, America ..etc the generalization is also false there are many Americans, Koreans, Asians Europeans who respect and even defend people wearing Hijab. I hope people realise that everyone is free to be the person he wants to be as long as he doesn't harm anyone. one can shave his head, dye it blue or cover it that's his business, his life and his choice it doesn't make him a less respectable person.

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