Some South Koreans are flipping out over the US envoy’s moustache

Some South Koreans are flipping out over the US envoy’s moustache

The US ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris is facing criticism by some local media and activists over his moustache. The facial hair has been compared with those of officials in the Japanese colonial government that ruled Korea from 1910 to 1945. Harris was born to a Japanese mother and an American father.

Simone
Simone
Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 2 months

This argument is as silly as the argument that we shouldn't have the square mustache because Hitler had one, don't get me wrong it's a dorky mustache but what has that mustache done to anybody? It just wants to keep your upper lip warm. [pets the mustache] There there little fella nobody is going to hurt you.

Occam’s lazer
Occam’s lazer 2 months

Can we appreciate the irony of a man named Harry Harris “causing” controversy with facial hair

Seekster
Seekster 2 months

On the one hand this is silly. On the other hand if I was the ambassador I would probably shave the mustache as a cheap way to win points with the people you are trying to build good relations with. South Korea is an ally and it would be a nice gesture though he shouldn't be made to shave it.

Fin
Fin 2 months

Ever live in s Korea..... Unless u have n seen the caste system n poverty far out in remote areas n then given Japan's role in what they did to Korea in Ww2... U may get y they are reluctant n weary of the ambassador

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