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Korean Presidential scandal gets an unexpected dosage of 'Viagra'

By alice101   Wednesday, November 23, 2016   34,491   172   43
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President Park Geun Hye's corruption scandal has yet another strange detail added. 


On November 22, President Park's opposition lawmaker made a claim that last December, the Blue House, the president's office and residence, had bought 60 'Viagra' pills and 304 pills of a generic brand of 'Viagra' -- both typically used to treat erectile dysfunction. 


After a day or so of media frenzy and public's questioning of the usage of the pills, today, Park's office acknowledged that the Blue House, indeed purchased the pills. Their explanation? 'Viagara,' the Blue House says, were for potential altitude sickness that the Presidents aides and employees might suffer from when President Park visited Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya back in May. 


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The Blue House spokesperson Jung Youn Kuk stated that the pills were not used and emphasized that the pills are sometimes prescribed to climbers because they're sometimes effective in preventing altitude sickness. 


However, this revelation does not help President Park's case as she has been struggling to stay in power in the last couple of weeks as more and more details of Choi Soon Sil, a long-time confidant and friend of Park, has been exposed to have been the driving force of political corruption with President Park's full knowledge and even support. 


Additionally, it was also revealed that the presidential office also bought cosmetic injections for anti-aging treatments and other types of questionable drugs that might be abused; a Blue House spokesperson explained as "ordered for the entire staff." 


As citizens continue to protest, demanding the President to step down, opposition lawmakers are making preparations to impeach her. However, with only a little over a year left of her presidency, she might just be able to continue staying in the Blue House until her term ends. 

  

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    Tulog_Ako Friday, November 25, 2016

    to all ppl with no brain. they only think the word viagra = penis

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    oooxtina Thursday, November 24, 2016

    IMO we all know that people with power and money does shiz and get away with shiz.. so why do they treat it like it is something new and uncommon? And maybe because Idk full details but can't someone ask her confidant/friend for opinions and help?

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    bangeryun94 Thursday, November 24, 2016

    And yet dramamine is so much cheaper and 100 times more effective.  There are parties in the Blue House and I'm not talking about formal dinners.

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    intricate Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    next scandal you hear is about president park drinking bottled water even though everybody knows how bad for the environment bottled water is.

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    BakaKaori Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Had to actually search for this since the article makes no mention of whether Viagra can actually be used for altitude sickness. And yes, there was a study that found Viagra can be successful for treating this.Anywho, like others have stated, there is already medicine that can treat altitude sickness, so there's no reason to get Viagra specifically for this. I wouldn't mind it if officials had personally gone to a doctor to get this prescribed. But why is the staff ordering this for everyone?

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    bangeryun94 BakaKaori Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Because it's not being used for altitude sickness.

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    partyfan2013 Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Look, in general, I know that many people want the president to step down but i'm afraid that it ain't gonna happen because of course she has just over a year left in her presidency and if they want to try to vote for a new president, well then, they should just wait 'til next year to vote in their country's general elections.  Of course the US has already had theirs a couple weeks ago with Donald Trump as the winner.  So therefore, South Korea gotta wait their turn to vote for a president in the new year.

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    Rosevox Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Or you know... Just use actual medicine made for altitude sickness.

    But hey do you.

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    k_pop_insider Rosevox Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    yeah let's use Viagra that might help with altitude sickness instead of the actual altitude sickness medicines! Great Idea!

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    Wang_Sejung Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    Rosevox Wang_Sejung Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Ah there we go I was expecting you. I'll give this comment 2/10. Was expecting more creative shitposting from you. Maybe next time.

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    InvisibleBBC02 Wang_Sejung Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    You do know he has a life, right? He has better things to do than waste his time on you.

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    aloemist Wang_Sejung Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    세정아 넌 너무너무너무해

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    styx InvisibleBBC02 Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    I dont know why BigBlue doesn't contact Johnny Noh via twitter or FB. Johnny usually takes action against bullying so I doubt he knows about this.

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    Wang_Sejung styx Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    styx Wang_Sejung Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    I doubt you dont know who he is but Johnny Noh is the owner of allkpop.

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    bangeryun94 styx Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Wang has implied that she is Johnny Noh, or one of the writers.

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    Wang_Sejung bangeryun94 Thursday, November 24, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    styx bangeryun94 Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Its not Noh. He banned his longtime best mods for less than what Wang does when he found out whatever was happening on the forum. And if Wang is a staff member, well good luck to her when he finds out.

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    megamanx Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    The BLUE bill in the BLUE house... The irony.

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    Humanoids megamanx Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    hahaha !! nice !

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    Darkyoda47 Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Waiting for @Wang_Sejung comment like..

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    krell Darkyoda47 Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    (Imitation WANG) --> Oh, my brave President PARK GEUN HYE! You must endure this hardship for the benefit of ALL KOREANS! Do not be disheartened by calls for your resignation! They do not appreciate your greatness! (And Blah Blah Blah!) ... ;-)

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    lmm913 krell Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    wow you're way off. you didnt use enough broken english and bullshit about attending SNU when i've already given proof that Tiny_Wang is actually the janitor at SNU and thinks that they could be the next "Good Will Hunting"

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    aloemist lmm913 Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    the funny thing as well is that sejung isnt even how to spell the king's name. it is Sejong. Sejung is the name of a member in IOI, not the past ruler of Korea. For someone who "attends" SNU, that's a dumb move to make XD

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    krell lmm913 Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    @lmm913 ; @aloemist <-- Okay, but I do feel that I got the general WANG viewpoint on PARK GEUN HYE correctly! ... :-)

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    aloemist krell Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    true XD dont forget the brainwashing of the north koreans tho!

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    bangeryun94 aloemist Thursday, November 24, 2016

    Sejong was taken when he made his 20th new user name after repeatedly being banned.

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    aloemist bangeryun94 Thursday, November 24, 2016

    OH lolol well now he just looks like the idiot he truly is

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    krell aloemist Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    (FAKE WANG) --> I am an HONORS COKE SNORTER at the *prestigious* NOSTRIL UNIVERSITY located in the BERMUDA TRIANGLE! And DON'T YOU FORGET IT! ... ;-)

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