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[NB] YouTuber 'Korean Englishman' uploads a video apology on behalf of wife Gabie Kook's birthday party controversy

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21 hours ago, Unnie-chan said:

What did they do wrong?

They broke 2-week mandatory (travel into the country) quarantine rules (the visitors thing is only for extenuating/serious circumstances, using it for a birthday party isn't really allowed even though it can be argued to follow the letter of the rules if officials deem it to be "extenuating") 


I think this is the bigger thing, knetz are already angry that gyopo (overseas Koreans) who are citizens do medical tourism where they fly back to Korea for heavily discounted/free medical surgery or other services when they are not paying taxes for it.  Korean citizens are entitled to national healthcare regardless of that.  But there is a lot of bad feeling when they think people are taking advantage.

I think it was very unwise for Gabie to have filmed/made a youtube video about her birthday celebration during what's supposed to be mandatory isolation for two weeks after flying into Korea.  There had already been mutterings how she should have just waited for NHS appointment, but the thing is her condition (endometriosis) worsens and can cause infertility if not addressed in a timely fashion, so I think those naysayers are wrong.   But she should've kept her birthday thing quiet and filmed it if she realllly needed to have it right then.  Honestly, just celebrate your birthday after the quarantine, you're not a little kid anymore and you can wait?  (I celebrate birthdays on weekends because of work).  

It sucks because I love Korean Englishman channel and I like a lot of Gabie's content.  From previous controversies I think it's two things: 1) People jealous of her relationship with Josh/Korean Englishman, and also of her being rich / famous and 2) also partially her fault for being tone-deaf to Korean culture (she grew up out of the country) many times even though she relies on Koreans for a lot of her Youtube subscription base.

Edited by rinamy
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