Racism? The owner of "Blackies" said, “People shouldn’t scrutinize every little thing. Foreigners who complain have an inferiority complex.”
The taps are set to run dry at an infamous Seoul boozer and as it goes under, the era of old-fashioned Itaewon debauchery is dying too.
As a chunk of Itaewon prepares for bulldozer-assisted oblivion, questions about Seoul's redevelopment addiction come back to the fore.
In June, an Indian student was turned away from a bar in Seoul because of his nationality. Recently, he finally received an apology.
It was a matter of time before Itaewon was 'redeveloped.' The most significant step toward razing a part of it came Tuesday.
Notions of hipsters exist most anywhere in the world, and South Korea is no exception. What are considered markers of niche, underground hipster-ism?
"I have both sides, as a man and a woman, and I’m proud of that. I am happy to be versatile." Our interview with Jungle, a young drag queen in Itaewon.
A video of an Indian student being refused entry at a bar is a reminder that South Korea has a long way to go before making foreigners feel welcome.