Aigoo, seems like stepping out of “Street Woman Fighters”, Prowdmon leader Monika has constantly gotten involved in a lot of controversies.
After being cyberbullied by hundreds of street dancers across South Korea just because she said ‘Poppin’ instead of ‘Popping’, this time, Monika continues to face backlash from K nets as she revealed that she wants to change the tattoo prejudice in her home country.
Particularly, in the latest interview with “GQ Korea”, the dancer talked about the tattoos she has and revealed the meaning behind each one.
During the interview, Monika said, “I know that a lot of South Korean tattooists are worldwide popular. Their technical skills are on par with tattooists overseas, but sadly, they’re not much recognized in our country”.
Therefore, she believed that if the law in South Korea changes, these tattooists would be able to show more magnificent artwork on a larger stage.
Not only that, Monika also said there is some prejudice against the people who have tattoos, including her mom.
Talking about the moment the mother saw tattoos on her daughter’s body, Monika revealed that her mom got heartbroken and cried a lot.
Perhaps, that’s why the dancer wanna change the way people think about tattoos.
“There are many kids who keep her tattoos secret from their parents, but I openly showed it off to my mom. I want everyone to know that this is amazing art that requires immense technical skills. I want people to recognize that.”
Well, tattooing is a form of exquisite art in Western countries and it’s so normal when people spend millions on these artworks. However, in the eyes of Asians, particularly South Koreans, tattoos are considered a thing for anti-social individuals like criminals or gangsters.
Therefore, after the interview video was on air, there are lots of K-netizens who are criticizing Monika for what she said. They claimed that if she has the right to tattoo, others will also have the right to dislike it.
Moreover, because Monika is a dance teacher of a large number of young people, so many netizens believed that she shouldn’t have advocated tattooing in this video.
However, a lot of others stood up for her, saying that “there are no problems with tattoos. Only those people who have tattoos but live badly, get discriminated against by others”.
Therefore, they think that tattoos are a piece of art that needs to be promoted in South Korea and everyone should feel free to get them.
Well, while the controversy is still ongoing, what do you think about tattoos? Should they be seen as normal as other arts? Let me know by dropping some comments below.
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