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Changing View of Homosexuality
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Changing View of Homosexuality


   
  “I don’t know how to apologize to you..”
  “It’s okay. That’s not your fault. I feel for you. But that’s fine. Because you are born like that and be confident. I’ll love you care for you more than now. I mean as a friend.”
  Those lines are from Korean soap opera ‘Life is beautiful’. That scene is Tae-sup(main actor who is a gay) tells Chae-Young(main actress) that he is a gay. Chae-young was surprised and shocked but soon she understand Tae-sup. That scene moved many viewers.
  Homosexuality. It’s still awkward word. Homosexuality is romantic or sexual attraction or behavior between members of the same sex or gender. Homosexual is a person who decided to be come a gay and a lesbian. Usually woman who is homosexual is called ‘Lesbian’, and man who is homosexual is called ‘Gay’. Commonly people get confuse ‘homosexual’ with the word ‘transsexual’. But those two word have a big difference. Transsexual accept because they think their physical sex doesn't match with their mental sex. However Homosexual accept the fact that the person who they love is same gender.
  Changing viewpoint of wrong awareness and stereotype for homosexual, generous attitude for homosexals made homosexuality become a main topic in media. No more an avoiding topic.
  Homosexuality get out from taboo topic but making movie and soap opera with this topic in korea is still difficult. Years ago, korea soap opera ‘Joo-mong’ put an episode about homosexuality. But it was just a tiny episode for fun. It didn’t affect anything. Actually In movie, homosexuality is commonly used. That’s because of movie from foreign country. People get used to those open culture and that affect to korean movie. And movie only shows in theater where it is isolated place. Those advantage made film maker to be drastic. Korean movie ‘Antique’ shows those advantage. Main actor who is gay feel confident about his love. This movie was a box office hit. We can see that people’s viewpoint has a change.
  Now, topic about homosexuality is no more movie’s topic. We can find many soap opera about homosexuality. For example ‘Coffee Prince no.1’ and ‘The Painter of Wind’ These drama was also popular.
  But we can’t definitely say that All people’s viewpoint have changed hastily. Because there’s many example that after coming-out homosexual’s life became more difficult. But I can surely say that people’s viewpoint have a little difference as shown in movie and soap opera. In this point, we can say our society are in the middle of change.
  For ideal society, We have to understand difference like Chae-young in ‘Life is beautiful’. Homosexuality is not their fault. So we have to throw away the fixed-idea.
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Changing View of Homosexuality


  “I don’t know how to apologize to you.”
  “That's okay. It’s not your fault. I feel for you, but that’s fine because you were born like that so be confident. I’ll love you care for you more than ever, as a friend.”
  Those lines are from the Korean soap opera, ‘Life is beautiful.' In the scene, Tae-sup (the main character who is gay) tells Chae-Young(best friend) that he is gay. Chae-young is surprised and shocked but comes to understand Tae-sup. That scene moved many viewers.
  Homosexuality is still an awkward word. Homosexuality is a romantic or sexual attraction between members of the same sex or gender. Usually, women who are homosexual are called, ‘lesbians’, and men who are homosexual are called, ‘gay’. Commonly, people get ‘homosexual’ confused with the word, ‘transsexual’, but these two words are very different. Transsexuals think that their physical sex doesn't match their mental sex. However, homosexuals accept the fact that the person who they love is of the same gender.
  Growing awareness and stereotypes about homosexuality, a softening attitude towards homosexuals has made homosexuality a hot topic in th media. Koreans are no longer avoiding the issue.
  Homosexuality is no longer a taboo topic, but making movies and soap operas based on homosexuality is still difficult in Korea. Years ago, the Korean soap opera , ‘Joo-mong’ included an episode about homosexuality. It was just a tiny episode and it didn’t affect the story line. In movies, homosexuality is more commonly seen. That’s because many movies are from foreign countries. People got used to a more open culture and this affected Korean movies. As well, movies are only shown in theaters where it is more isolated. These advantages have allowed film makers to be drastic. The Korean movie ‘Antique’ is a good example. The main actor who is gay feels confident about his love. This movie was a box office hit. We can see that people’s viewpoint has changed.
  Nowadays, the topic of homosexuality is no longer just a movie plot. We can find many soap operas which deal with homosexuality. For example, ‘No. 1 Coffee Prince ’ and, ‘The Painter of Wind.' These dramas were also popular.
  We can’t claim that all people’s viewpoints have changed because there are still many examples where after coming-out as a homosexual, their lives have became more difficult. However, I can surely say that people’s viewpoint have a little difference as shown in movies and soap operas. On this point, we can say our society is in the middle of change.
In an ideal society, we would understand differences like Chae-young in ‘Life is beautiful’. Homosexuality is not their fault, so we have to throw away these fixed-ideas.

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