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Kim Jong Kook receives criticism for saying that men don't like tall women

By KpopJoA   Monday, May 1, 2017   119,181   4,884   0
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The April 30 broadcast of SBSs 'Running Man' featured the members on a global project traveling to Korea's Jeju Island, Osaka, Japan, and Taipei, Taiwan.


While Kim Jong Kook was in the car with special guest SISTAR's Hyorin, he went on to share his ideal type of woman.  When Hyorin commented on her short height, Kim Jong Kook stated that he didn't like tall women.  Starting off with, "Men don't like tall women."  He then went on to say, "Personally, I don't view tall women as a woman (I don't want to date tall women)," preferring someone with a short height such as Hyorin. In Korea, when someone says, "I view you as a man / I view you as a woman," that means they are interested in them romantically.


However, it appears netizens took offense to this statement, saying it was a sexist and discriminatory comment.


After receiving criticism, some netizens defended Kim Jong Kook and stated, "He can't express his own opinions now?" "He just said that tall women aren't his ideal type. Is that something to get angry about?" "Well...what a shame that is." "It must be tough putting up with something trivial like this..."




SEE ALSO: Former SISTAR member Hyorin reveals many opposed her decision to go solo


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mademoisellelove Thursday, May 11, 2017

It's superficial to generalise women based on their height but vice versa, women sometimes generalise men based on their height too. My opinion... I don't find his remarks offensive. If he says men don't like tall women, there are many more others to disagree with him. Many guys have relish those females idols with long beautiful legs.

ahnhaeju Tuesday, May 9, 2017

he just indirectlysaid that he liked hyorin thats all! -_-

Lily_Gyu Tuesday, May 2, 2017

He says that because he's short ... Thats normal i dont see short guys as men neither lol

KngSarang Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My reaction is literally Hyorin's face in the three panels

Dantes Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I like tall women...

fantasticlau Tuesday, May 2, 2017

There's no offense in having an ideal type and telling it. But generalising it like "men don't like tall women" is offensive indeed. As a tall-and skinny- person I've encountered many pricks like him but thanks to his chipmunk voice I can't take him seriously. Anyways it's not a big deal he's a cool dude.

SuperFly_Snuka Tuesday, May 2, 2017

he's not really lying tho

pricklyash1 Tuesday, May 2, 2017

KJK can like whatever he wants to like, ok! But those same guys better not complain their kids can't make it into the NBA, just saying, lol

yeahkpop16 Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I didn't want to comment until I saw the episode with it's context. I think he said it more like "Men like short women" in response to Hyorin saying that she was short as if it were a bad thing. He then transitioned to his own personal preference saying that he didn't like tall women, meaning he wasn't physically attracted to them. Not that he disliked tall women in general. He never said that men "only" like short women. In a way, he did it to transition from what she said to him telling her that she was the type of woman he found attractive. He could also have said that "men like puppies." It wouldn't have been insulting to all the other baby animals or even the adult ones. Take it how you will.

KRS Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Are you kidding me? He can't even give his own opinion now 😒

propanda KRS Tuesday, May 2, 2017

"Men don't like tall women." is not an opinion, it's statement. There is difference.

KRS propanda Wednesday, May 3, 2017

C'mon we all know he was talking for himself. He just generalised it and KJK generalising doesn't make it true does it.

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