So, you will have seen the viral video of the Korean expert being invaded by his children.
It's hilarious, right?
And I - and many others - started joking about how the nanny/maid would be fired after that episode.
Except she's not his nanny, she is his wife.
I made an assumption about that woman - and that man - based on this little bit of film and while I still think this footage is one of the funniest things I've ever seen, I am utterly ashamed of myself for making that judgement about this lady.
Jung-A-Kim is his wife.
Now, while she herself is probably none the wiser for any smart comment and hopefully finds the whole thing as hilarious as the rest of us, I stereotyped this woman in under two minutes from this clip.
Yet I believe myself not to be a bigot. And yet I made a hideously bigoted assumption. I can't tell you how ashamed of myself I am.
Maybe you think that I'm over-reacting and there is no real harm done. At what point does unintentional bigotry tip into REAL harm done - the same moment as intentional bigotry.
Ashamed enough that I have to apologise in public.
I have learned my lesson, I promise you.
11 Mar 2017
Korean Expert Invaded | An Apology to his wife, from Hestia
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