Just got a lovely handwritten letter from a Korean guy who first saw us on the EBS documentary. He said he really loves the comics and that they are really interesting and fun and fresh, especially because they are from real life. Awww. So nice to get messages like this.
The fucknofetishization tumblr really do themselves a disservice by not checking the things they put on there. I notice them reblogging the How to get a Korean Boyfriend video and criticising it. The title is click bait!!! It refers to another video that we disliked titled exactly the same that got a lot of attention. Ours is a response to that to challenge the type of view given in the other video. It was made with our Korean husbands! We are responding to a question we see a lot by people interested in Kpop and Korean dramas and rather than talking down and criticizing people we guided them to rethink some things.
But I guess I can’t expect much more from a tumblr that blindly reblogs anything that someone submits. They take issue with my blog’s name and content without ever really checking. My blog is made WITH my husband, we have always been part of Korean communities and involved with the Sydney Korean Cultural Office. We now live in Korea and have a book deal for the comics with a major Korean publishing company, we’ve been on TV promoting multiculturalism. Korean people have never had a problem with our blog and think it’s a really positive thing
It’s ridiculous for it to be accused of “fetishism” and like I said, they do themselves a disservice because people will start taking them less seriously and the message they want to give will be lost.