North Koreans In Los Angeles Are Facing Discrimination-In Koreatown (HBO)

VICE News
VICE News

“Some North Koreans, they hide the fact that they're from North Korea.” WATCH NEXT on North Korea - http://bit.ly/2BNUuZG

Vor 7 Monate
NPC 01001011
NPC 01001011

she feels safer in the white man's world than her own

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TALILAH K J Roberts
TALILAH K J Roberts

I actually find that in many other cultures.Some Philippines say they are from Spain,chinnese but they're Phillipinos

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Madudebro Uchiha
Madudebro Uchiha

The reason theyre not liked in my community , mind you i live in koreatown .. is that they come to our country for a better life to get treated better but end up treating everyone else like the outsiders in our own country or community. Theyre horrible people overall . I had a neighbor that never spoke to me once in the 10 years we lived next to each other . Not because i was looking for a friend , its just that america is not korea and our cultural differences shouldnt be a factor in our people socializing .

Vor 5 Monate
Womp Womp
Womp Womp

How can anyone take that stupid hairstyle seriously

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NKia Collaboration
NKia Collaboration

vic man yes I agree with you. Most, if not all, immigrants face some sort of discrimination. This is not exclusive to any immigrant group. Even I experience discrimination. North Koreans just has another layers where they experience discriminationa from the same cultural group.

Vor 6 Monate
mrramos _
mrramos _

"people live on grass" what are u guys goats??? srry if u thought that was rude

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qhyz
qhyz

Dexter (the interviewer) your hair looks entirely stupid - this isn't the 90s and you're not MC Hammer. Very unprofessional - typical hipster programming

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Cory Tam
Cory Tam

South Koreans sound a lot like the Japanese when it comes to anyone but themselves...

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dat Pianoguy
dat Pianoguy

> she: talks about seeing lots of people die > camera switches > black marge listening in on that shit

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Tri Huynh
Tri Huynh

4:38 omg this guy is savage 😂

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LifeMusic
LifeMusic

Korea won’t ever initiate a war because if they do, they’ll lose for sure. Yes, thousands or millions may be killed, but in the end, North Korea will be defeated. That’s why he said Korea is simply playing with the USA to BUY TIME. No one wants to start a war of nuclear weapons in this age, because it will destroy everything and set civilization back. The leaders in all countries know that. The reason why North Korea is building nuclear weapons is so that they can pressure other countries and maintain their power.

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George Williams
George Williams

What a shame, I've seen several things on YouTube about life in North Korea and how horribly it's people are treated. And to escape that and still be treated like trash by essentially your own people blows my mind. Who are the true monsters?

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Lazar Sreckovic
Lazar Sreckovic

She's really pretty

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aprilcherrybomb
aprilcherrybomb

I am half Chinese and half Korean. It does not matter, I am always discriminated bc I am not full chinese or full Korean. Or I do not speak chinese or fully speak Korean. Asian people in general are rude to each other and always finds ways to look down on others. It sucks.

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Elaine John
Elaine John

North Korean men want American girls sex organ very much.. Lol.

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Trouve Cetto
Trouve Cetto

Poor woman... She has done wonderful things. I always heard about this discrimation among koreans

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Phil L
Phil L

Don't believe the western propaganda against the DPRK.

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Aaron Kim
Aaron Kim

You would think people would be extra helpful and compassionate towards North Korean defectors... and not trying to take advantage of them or treat them with less respect. Humans can be disgusting.

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Choin Dung
Choin Dung

Becuase Koreans are self racist like any other group. Sirprise surpeise. Bloody leftiist thinking has warped reality. They think we are all meant to surpised. Yes the world is a prejudiced place. Whites bare actually thenleast racist in the entjre world. Wake up people. Wake up white liberal morons your entire worldview is totally wrong

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Anon Anon
Anon Anon

Thumbs up for the North Korean man saying kill the fat dog Kim Jung Un !

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infamous4141
infamous4141

What are north koreans doing out of North Korea? Plz return these missed and loved Koreans to our beloved korea

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Joseph Sims
Joseph Sims

It will happen any where in the world

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NPC 01001011
NPC 01001011

she feels safer in the white man's world than her own

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Kewl Khid
Kewl Khid

Blacks are facing discrimination in every part of America 🇺🇸 Thier homeland.....🤔

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Holion 7296
Holion 7296

or they could just move to other part of LA where people can't tell they are northkoreans

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2 2
2 2

man this is just wrong and unfair.

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Peace ToAll
Peace ToAll

that is not so kool to treat North Korean defector as 3rd class citizen. - First of all being a NK citizen is not a choice, I guarantee most of will leave their cruelty & iron-grip control gov. if they do have a choice. - Secondly they been through hell already. So we suppose to welcome & luv them more VS treating them as 3rd class citizen.

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roguemale TheOne&Only
roguemale TheOne&Only

After being the poster-people of the white house;life goes downhill pretty quickly for DPRK defectors living a NY. The reason why many are unable to cope and return to nth korea is the isolationist nature of capitalist society.In the DPRK, people look to one another with respect,kindness-we can only dream of in our mindless consumerist society.

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dranamane
dranamane

I worked with Korean owner and OMG they are racist even to their own kind. They were wealthy so they would look down upon different classes of Koreans. But the wealthy ones should be treated extra special. Glad I quit that job!

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Karina Bega
Karina Bega

Now i know why a Chinese person gets mad when I ask them if theyre Chinese or anything other ..i did this when i was a preteen.now that i think of It ,it was fucking rude of me for asking regardless 👀😲

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Danniel Zhong
Danniel Zhong

I wonder what restaurant is that?

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syenosis
syenosis

South Koreans discriminate against each other as it is depending on where in South Korea you're from-folks from areas seen as poor backwater rural areas can be looked down upon. North Koreans also speak Korean with an accent that many South Koreans find somewhat hard to understand and makes it very obvious that they're not from the same place. Not every person discriminates though and obviously to the rest of American society people can't really tell North Koreans and South Koreans apart that easily. Honestly, these folks are best off learning English or if they really want to live in Koreatown they could also learn Chinese since Chinese-Koreans have a very similar Korean accent and are often preferably hired for restaurant work since they can speak with more customers. I would also think that Chinese-Koreans co-workers would treat them less badly.

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Justin
Justin

It is sad that she had a horrible life. I think it's also sad that when they defect their family is punished and often goes to prison camps. That's most likely what happened to her poor son.

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Stacy The Patriot
Stacy The Patriot

Tell them to come to West Virginia we actually know how to treat people

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shanteal w
shanteal w

Why do vice hire people with crazy hairstyles like his

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sexy korean girl
sexy korean girl

0:54 that hair

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TheDok
TheDok

Fun fact: (not actually fun) India is the most racist country, statistically speaking.

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SniperRose
SniperRose

Haven't watched the video yet, but how can they tell?

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sakurajasmine
sakurajasmine

And this is the correct way to have a interview about North Korea

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Isababe
Isababe

This was painful to watch and.. ugh, I do not understand how people can be so cruel.

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Luis X
Luis X

North Koreans should be treated with respect and admired bc they were brave enough to defect the dictatorship that they brainwash every citizen of North Korea like God they are worst than Cuba

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Yeezy westy
Yeezy westy

this is another one of those ...:ahhhyeah....coolstorybro" reports... that only a small portion of a tiny portion of people would care about.

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The Doppler Effect
The Doppler Effect

Im discriminating against this guys 1990's haircut 😂

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The Linthicums
The Linthicums

How do South Koreans even know who is South and who is North Korean?

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Jason P
Jason P

A lot of people don't realise the fact that South Korea and North Korea are still at war with each other. It's only been a few decades since 6.25 war.

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KingZ
KingZ

Why is no one talking about the fact she rolled up 1000 in bills and shoved it up her ass? LMAOOOOOO. I'M SORRY, BUT I CAN'T BRO.

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PMC05
PMC05

She had me on “up her anus” 🚀

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anglekan
anglekan

Good old Asian culture. I don't dwell on their culture as much as trying to hook up with their women.

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Nate D. Higgers
Nate D. Higgers

Couldn't Vice News find an Asian reporter and not this negro hipster , poor woman has been through a lot already

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Nate D. Higgers
Nate D. Higgers

Oh come on, dont put poor North Koreans in one of the most degenerate cities in the World that will mess up with their mind

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Chittaranjan Siddharth
Chittaranjan Siddharth

Actually the Chinese do discriminate based on race & nationaly, especially again south asians,subsaharin africans, fellow Chinese & other Asians.

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Super fan
Super fan

May Kim Il Sung give her strength to come back to Korea and have a real good life. North Korean are the happiest people in earth. I don’t believe US propaganda.

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Troy S
Troy S

There are so many documentaries I would list here, ones that even have more or less a right wing bias, that could really open their eyes regarding the subject of North Korea. It isn't some denial, there is enough proof available to point out that these individuals are funded by think tanks to spit out this propaganda. I have family members who were delegates in North Korea, for many decades, and they have themselves gone to the rural villages and the ones that are doing "not as """good""" ". All of them have a guarantee to live a good life, enough food, housing is a human right, and so on.

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winter face
winter face

North koreans are more disciplined. South koreans are brats and western wannabe's

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Daniel Park
Daniel Park

Hi Thomas your video is excellent! Two years ago I was in Korea town and visited HMart. Yes some elderly Koreans are a bit mean that I have met. The young Korean people are very kind and I had a good experience. I never forget there were morehelpful than the Koreans in Vancouver, Canada. I understand many of the defectors lived through hell my only wish is to meet Robert Park who still lives in Seoul I met him in August 2009 while I was in Seoul Station going to church. You canalways email me at danpark1974@gmail.com God bless you and your work. I do not mind teaching English to North Koreandefectors they are very nice. I wish I can do it in L.A.

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Elizabeth Phelan
Elizabeth Phelan

shame.

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Lina _
Lina _

4:42 He is telling the truth with utter certainty. He knows it for sure and it is well understood. No country shall be fooled by the poor acts of ‘the little punk’.

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David Brown
David Brown

It's because Asian people stick with their own. Trust me they are racist to. Ever since the first grade they snubbed me and now that I'm in high school they do the same I tried to be friends with some over the years and they didn't want to be. That's why they are picked on is they are Racists and stick with their own.

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Ariana Miranda
Ariana Miranda

"If you help them live well, why would they try to leave?" Straight facts

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Pim
Pim

We don't need anymore. Homeless population is ridiculous already.

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Dana Bivens
Dana Bivens

5:57 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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区日金
区日金

not surprised. lots of south koreans discriminate chinese koreans as well.

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POLANDWAR
POLANDWAR

I liked that North Korean guy who said Kim was a little punk and should be killed.

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Andrew Walton
Andrew Walton

ummm. im sorry, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this. She went BACK to NK after first escaping? Jesus christ, the balls on that lady must be the size of watermelons. I assume she did that in an attempt to get back to her family, but wow.... The courage to go back to that prison....

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Arian Leo
Arian Leo

She’s so beautiful.

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Richard Navasca
Richard Navasca

Just say you are from South Korea. Problem solved!

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winter face
winter face

N.koreans have different accent from the south koreans

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Scott Smith
Scott Smith

With that do man he could get a job as one of those guards outside Buckingham Palace - if he wasn't black.

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Bachrocks_joh
Bachrocks_joh

Facepalming at 4:00 when the host tries to speak Korean, but ends up low-key insulting the people who he's eating with. He just said "Mas-iss-eo" which you would never use with people you met for the first time or with people who are older than you. Need to study up on some Korean culture man.

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nightmuffin937
nightmuffin937

2:22 That was some Pulp Fiction Stuff right there EDIT: And I agree with that guy at 4:47

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Eva Katounas
Eva Katounas

I feel so bad for the woman i cant even imagine what it would be like to lose your son and family

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Kevin Chang
Kevin Chang

Idk why they fled all the way to the states. They literally refused the help of south Korean government and came here for better life. You should have expected this... what a shame. You should have known your place in life!

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john mark
john mark

That fucking country is sick brutal and deadly i wish Korea would unite.

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way2girly
way2girly

Why wouldn’t South Koreans try to help North Koreans? Ignorant

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way2girly
way2girly

Andrew Kwon I definitely would if they came to me looking for a job. I’d definitely help and treat them with respect just like any other human being.

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Andrew Kwon
Andrew Kwon

why dont u

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Bangbang Williams
Bangbang Williams

Her last words is more of an understanding of what north koreans want change. The fact she pretty much said feed and treat his people with care,maybe their will never be anyone trying to escape,if china who is a communist country can do it, why cant they. Just imagine if their president did that instead of worrying about propaganda and nuclear weapons , the amount of support he would recieve from his people would be great.

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marvelv212
marvelv212

She says stupid thing at the end about how NK doesn't want to give up nukes and not feed the people. She should realize US sanctioned North Korea. US has nukes for defense and so should every country so any other country think twice before destroying another country.

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marvelv212
marvelv212

Why the hell would you move to USA? Why not South Korea? It would be better adjustment.

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jowelle long
jowelle long

This poor woman has been thru hell and back :(

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Samsung Blues
Samsung Blues

What is considered a second-class citizen

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diamondback3150
diamondback3150

Wow all of this insensitivity against Koreans. Yall don't know shit about the hate. The older generations have bad memories against North Koreans. Especially the elderly have no love for North Koreans. When North Korea invaded, they slaughtered a ton of people. I mean hundreds of thousands died because they were simply not Communist. Some of these elders are victims or fought against the North Koreans. When you have family and friends that were killed off by North Koreans, you would find it hard to give any love for them. However the younger generations never had that experience. Therefore we are more accepting. I'm sympathetic to the North Koreans but I also understand the QUIET rage of the elderly as their LIVES were ruined by the damn commies. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR LIFE WAS RUINED BECAUSE A RED FUCKING COMMIE COMES TO YOUR TOWN AND SLAUGHTERS EVERYONE FOR NOT BEING A COMMUNIST? Many of the elderly Koreans are survivors of these mass executions. Fought on the other end of the barrel against North Korea. And then their children, the baby boomers, grew up listening to their stories. The atrocities. Why grandma died? Why your mother died? Why your uncle died? If you know nothing of the Korean War, I highly suggest all you ignorant snowflakes to grab a fucking book about the Korean War. When North Koreans and South Koreans meet, it isn't all "Oh I'm sorrrrry for your bad experience in North Korea let me help you." It's also "Hey you guys ruined my dad's life. Or my grandpa was never the same. Or my mom lost her entire family because of your people." The after effects of the last clash is still being felt. It takes time. Of course there are going to be those discourteous to the North Koreans. We need to be sympathetic to both sides to understand their plight. Their suffering. Instead, you all are just privileged assholes that didn't bother to do any research and start shit calling on the Korean People when you all don't even understand a sliver of their plight. And this video is super click baity. Most Koreans help out North Koreans. In South Korea, they have a lot of government programs that offer special benefits for North Korean escapees. In fact they are better off than the homeless South Koreans.

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diamondback3150
diamondback3150

Shame on all of you so called "Sympathizers". Get a book or go to wikipedia and start reading. Insensitive lot.

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sue she
sue she

Tiny white subtitles on a white shirt. Great.

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YummYakitori
YummYakitori

Even in South Korea, North Koreans and ethnic Koreans from China (ie Chinese-Koreans) are heavily discriminated against. They are viewed as thugs, thieves, people of lower class. In fact, most ethnic Koreans in China find themselves more closely identifying with Chinese society and their Chinese nationality precisely because of this discrimination against them.

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BoniBon 666
BoniBon 666

2:21 damn she works 2 years for that little pay and puts it on her ass plus her son gets killed??!!! Shit that's rough

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BoniBon 666
BoniBon 666

0:53 bro that haircut caught me off guard lol

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Han Park
Han Park

i didnt even know there was a north korean population in cali

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하주리
하주리

Precisely, our old generations are very sensitive about North Koreans and their spies. First of all, their anger against to North Korea is really huge than what we young generation can imagine. They are the people who lost their families and their homes, everything by North Koreans' first invasion during the Korean war. My great grand father also lost his hometown, his parents, his friends, and his left leg by north Korean's attack. Because of war, for saving their life, the old generation had to escape from their homeland and re-started their life in some foreign country with no money, having nothing but had to start learning new language and foreign culture. Their descendants? If they know their ancestors tragic past, it will be really hard for them to understand how northern people thought it was fine to kill their southern brothers and sisters just because southern people didn't like their great leader and his dictatorship. When their leader said it's perfect time to kill south Koreans, they should have thought killing all the southern people just because they don't like his regime is a crazy idea and had had to think about his dictatorship seriously again before the marching to the south. Now, Those 50 north Koreans in LA currently are nothing. Every year, we have to hold 1000~3000 North Koreans who escaped from North Korea to come here, South Korea. Also we have to give them new citizenship, free medical service, free housing, the total money for their family's livingcost of several years, the modern job-reeducation programs, etc, etc in South Korea. I mean we've been doing this for DECADES YEARS. Just because they are now seriously suffering and realizing something very wrong living with their dearest leader in his unrealistic dreamland that we already knew 70 years ago. Anyway, So, of course naturally this situation gives the North Korean leaders amazing chances to send their spies more to the south. They are not stupid and also we are not either though. In fact, we find their spies among these northern escapees every year. But our old generation always believe that we are missing some and the lucky ones are perfect spies or terrorists which we have to reveal their true identity soon. Actually one of them we captured a few years ago was even a famous TV personality for a while. Everybody here were tearing for her and tried to help her new life here in south but in fact, she was a well-trained spy and went back to north Korea soon already when we realized some of her lies. Korean medias even NIS, CIA trusted her lies. Really shocking time.

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Anitsirhc Yrahahsum *
Anitsirhc Yrahahsum *

I'm not Korean nor American here. But yeah, I understand the sentiment. Letting go of the past isn't easy. I mean, lots of people still seem pissed with the Euporeans, for eg, because of their ancestors, even though it isn't their (the newer generation's) fault. Also, you can't really blame the people for trying to believe whoever that spy was might be good. People try to hope for the best. Can't be helped. Human nature. Especially with the amount of vids leaked these days by vloggers which tells how fake and weird North Korea actually is and the situation their people are caught in. Whoever that personality was, is probably dead right now.

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김지은
김지은

I agree ..

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김지은
김지은

I agree ..

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diamondback3150
diamondback3150

under rated comment

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OPIE Gamer
OPIE Gamer

this shows discrimination is literally .everywhere. even in places with same skin and culture

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Truth Woke
Truth Woke

If you aren’t black or Muslim or Hispanic or gay or white, you don’t really have a voice in America and all this black community been attacking asian store and asian community but we don’t hear that in news and black peoples been accusing us that asian have same privilege has white people. asian work hard and we’re quiet and smart

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Kaizo Zoldycken
Kaizo Zoldycken

Good to see Gerald from Hey Arnold all grown up.

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DieselWorkHorse Techie
DieselWorkHorse Techie

Sorry, the rules for rulers means the Kim Jong dynasty would face certain death if they tried to improve their country. You have the most stabil democracies and the most brutal dictatorships & in between is a valley of revolution.

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Siddeo
Siddeo

Feel really bad for that Woman who was sold to be married and her son is missing in North Korea...

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sterje xiii
sterje xiii

Minorities should treat like families to each other, bcuz in a few decades they are the majorities in the US... 🤜🏼🤛🏼

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ii ii
ii ii

If I was Superman I would grab Kim Jong Un and take him to a room that was broadcasted to all of North Korea on Television and I would toruture him and make him cry and scream Daddy in front of the Camera while he was being skinned

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BMB
BMB

What's wrong with humanity

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Happy Chihua
Happy Chihua

as a korean-chinese i can honestly say that south koreans are the most judgmental towards people due to their race. they might be nice in person, but behind your back they talk A LOT of shit. Not all of them, but i've dealt with bullying from korean girls who also targeted another half hispanic/korean girl. it's most likely they were taught from her parents to dislike people like us and we're seen as mutts and something that is below them.

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Marshayy Tamia
Marshayy Tamia

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Y S
Y S

If she was making a lot money there would be no complaints.

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Y S
Y S

There is no discrimination. When there is a problem the first excuse is race. Let it go.

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winterbreeze32
winterbreeze32

It's a shame that they are getting discriminated in AMERICA when (I assume) most sk LA residents are or have a family member who are immigrants. But I'm south korean american, and it's really weird to read so many of you guys assuming that sk and nk are in peace and should be friends and all. They're not; every sk male from 20-40 have to serve 2 years in the army. Soldiers do get killed near the border. sk and nk is still in a war. I don't think younger korean americans who never went to the army or perhaps even set foot in korea would have personal feelings against north koreans. but for older koreans, i kinda understand. There were many spies in the 90s and 80s so civilians were trained to look out for spies. I remember seeing posters everywhere.

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Sally Santos
Sally Santos

AMERICAN has to much hate..what's new?? .. Poor COUNTRY. God bless you.

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Dipankar Das
Dipankar Das

North korea is badest and boring country plz doesn't visit they contain freaking leader who doesn't have any sense and they citizens doesn't have freedom

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Saret GNasoh
Saret GNasoh

South Korean racist? No surprise lol

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Kwan Kim
Kwan Kim

Whatever!!!

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A Rae
A Rae

Discrimination? In America? I DON'T BELIEVE IT!

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Hyun Kim
Hyun Kim

Why? Because they should been in South Korea rather than US!

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My Daddy
My Daddy

I'm going to NK to beat the shht out of that fatboy ..who's with me?

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Crim Sin
Crim Sin

Me lol

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