ké cast S1 E5: Wide Waistlines, Narrow Roles

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“Fat” female comedians in S. Korea are often reduced to narrow roles that highlight their weight. They’re even seen as an empowering counter-current to conventional ideals of femininity. 

Is fat comedy for female comedians a tool for empowerment? Or a reinforcement of stereotypes? The ensuing discussion is not so clear-cut as you think.

Host Bruce Harrison sits down with Korea Exposé managing editor Haeryun Kang and CEO Se-woong Koo.

Listen to this episode on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, etc or download the audio on AudioBoom. 

Read full article: More Than Fat

 

KOREA EXPOSÉ Editorial Team

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