I believe this post is in response to the anti-gay ad that a union of mothers put out against the SBS drama ‘Life Is Beautiful’…
To be honest, I’m surprised that in a country where censors are so active with banning ‘sexy’ MVs, the ad was actually approved and printed – if the union of mothers are so ill-informed, I would have assumed the newspaper editorial team should have known better than to allow for such bigotry. Tragic.
This is probably the typical Korean “My child is precious” syndrome.
Homosexuals are also children of parents.
There isn’t any life that isn’t precious.
This advertisement is as good as using a knife to stab the parents of homosexuals who are somewhere out there,
As good as driving the homosexuals, who want to be under daylight, towards darkness.
I’m heterosexual and can’t fully understand homosexuality.
But I know for sure homosexuality is not an illness, nor is it toxic.
It does not need treatment or medication.
Homosexuals are people who, since they were born, have been living difficult lives that others cannot understand.
What we should do is not to persecute or drive them out,
But to help them not to live the wrong way in darkness, and to give them our understanding.
The problem with this incident is not the union’s ignorance,
Just like what the writer Kim Soo Hyun said
The problem lies with the media, where even major newspapers can accept absurd advertisements as long as they are paid.
Credits: Dongwan’s Naver blog + Absolut Shinhwa