I’ve noticed that Korean society puts way too much emphasis on skin-deep beauty. It’s what’s on the inside that matters. It’s better to have a good heart than a good skin, I believe.
Still, this doesn’t change the fact that Korea is the world capital of plastic surgery.
Unfortunately, this puts a lot of pressure on regular folks who take a look at all the stunning Kpop and Kdrama celebrities and start to feel insecure and inadequate about themselves.
Brown skin and black hair is considered ugly, apparently. Everyone needs to have rainbow hair and big anime eyes.
Let me tell you from personal experience that there’s nothing great about fair skin.
Of course, it’s not like celebrities have it easy, either. Most are puppets whose strings are pulled by big companies that mold them however they see fit.
With so much competition, getting under the knife becomes a necessity. Add the constant need to top charts and popularity polls, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster.
Many get depressed and end up doing terrible things to themselves just to get away from it all, as it was the case with poor Jonghyun – may he rest in peace.
It’s universally understood the need to feel good about oneself and to live well, but with what price? You’ll discover that price to be the very life that you’re trying to improve.