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Cyrano
08-24-2006, 12:48 AM
Seoul, Korea. (Reuters) - A recent Korean bill banning "Offensive Clothing" has been passed through the house and is on its way to be signed by the President. The law would create a fine (misdemeanor) for anyone wearing clothing that has been deemed as "lewd, offensive, or vulgar," which includes racial obscenity as well as nudity. President Roh, supports the bill and has said that he believes this bill will help to "strengthen the future generations by creating a profound respect for themselves and their surroundings." The house was extremely split on the bill, but with a push from the United States Chief Secretary encouraging the practices for "a better future," opposition slightly waned, giving it the push it needed to make it through. Roh is expected to sign the bill on the 28th of August.

Enjyu
08-24-2006, 12:57 AM
Somebody shoot Roh! If girls don't wear sexy clothes then *gasps*

xspeed
08-24-2006, 01:01 AM
Wow, now I knew that Korea has a lot of pride in their dignity and image, but this is taking too far. Even though I'm Korean, I don't approve of this cause I got some funny clothes and I would probably take them to Korea and wear it. Hey, they can't do nothing, I ain't a korean citizen so screw them .

solarenemy
08-24-2006, 01:09 AM
Well actually when your in a country you have to abide by their laws. You should know that. They can arrest and or fine you whatever they fine their citizens. But I think banning clothing is dumb. It seems suddenly half the world is trying to ban anything they can to try and express just a bit more control on the people.

xspeed
08-24-2006, 01:13 AM
^ That's true, but what happens if you're a US Citizen by birth and they force you to enlist in the Army? (It's mandatory duty for all males over the age of 18 to join the Army in S. Korea)

I've had a couple of incident where the police tried to force and capture some guys I know. They didn't come back home after 3 years because the US government won't do anything for them to prove their citizenship. Anyways, yes I would abide their laws, but I would wear it just to see how they'll react.

Enjyu
08-24-2006, 01:21 AM
^ That's true, but what happens if you're a US Citizen by birth and they force you to enlist in the Army? (It's mandatory duty for all males over the age of 18 to join the Army in S. Korea)

I've had a couple of incident where the police tried to force and capture some guys I know. They didn't come back home after 3 years because the US government won't do anything for them to prove their citizenship. Anyways, yes I would abide their laws, but I would wear it just to see how they'll react.
The same applies for Taiwan too

And that's very interesting

solarenemy
08-24-2006, 01:54 AM
So I guess I wont be able to wear my Rocky Horror picture show outfit next time I visit korea.. Damn!

Cyrano
08-24-2006, 02:02 AM
Well you will, you'll just get a fine for it. :P

rei_andrew29
08-24-2006, 02:40 AM
The same applies for Taiwan too

And that's very interesting

Same for Singapore. haiz...

stigermorgan
08-24-2006, 02:50 AM
well korean goverment dun have anything to do they juts care a bout clothing??????????
omg thay r the worst

Askanec
08-24-2006, 03:27 AM
You have to note that South Korea is a society based on strong confucian values. Even posing nude is very frowned upon in South Korea.

Anyway, their country, their law. I doubt anyone can argue it is wrong to ban clothing that encourage racial obscenity or nudity. I wonder what the lawmakers classify as "lewd, offensive or vulgar".

zer0kage
08-24-2006, 07:30 AM
I always thing the clothes which the law applies to is what picture or writing they have on them.

I don't think sleeveless tank tops can be offensive..

sf101
08-24-2006, 08:12 AM
Anybody say amish?

Well can't say I really care since I don't have to be in offensive clothing to go on the offensive as a pervert.

Askanec
08-24-2006, 08:33 AM
Confucianism is more like an ethical tradition rather than a religion. It promotes strong moral values and considers relationships to be more important than laws. Hence a society based on strong Confucian values will be slow to adopt laws to enforce moral values.



Not true, Confucianism also stresses obediance to authorities.

2ndGig
08-24-2006, 10:45 AM
So much censorship... and for what?!
Seriously, they should focus on real problems.

Areskel
08-24-2006, 11:49 AM
It looks like we're going to need a sub-section of the forum for the discussion of bans because they're coming up left and right.

I don't see a big problem with this, while I find vulgar t-shirts amusing it's not like I really care what they do. Besides, people will just be further encouraged to wear them, so it isn't a big deal.

Cyrano
08-24-2006, 03:12 PM
Well, I think I've let this soak long enough. The news is fake; I suspect many already knew that, but meh.

serpent of the abiss
08-24-2006, 04:22 PM
A government shouldnt deny people the right to freely express themselves there views opinions and the clothes they wear. I wouldnt have any respect for my country if they put a banning on ridiculous things like this. I dont have alot of respect for my own country anyway but im glad i dont live in Korea.

Also this country seems like there keeping a tight leash on the way the public are supposed to act. The people should be able to work with the goverment not be ordered to do things if there is a government at all.

I think in a perfect world there should be strict laws that people abide by but no leaders. People are taught what it is to be human though and respect the place they live in. There would be people who have power over the laws, but isnt seen as a higher being.

solarenemy
08-24-2006, 04:26 PM
Pssst it was a fake article. Cyrano made it up. Which is why he supplied no link to the actual article.

serpent of the abiss
08-24-2006, 05:07 PM
Pssst it was a fake article. Cyrano made it up. Which is why he supplied no link to the actual article.

Ah... i see

Mai Tokiha
08-24-2006, 05:23 PM
Pssst it was a fake article. Cyrano made it up. Which is why he supplied no link to the actual article.
Why would Cyrano make up such a retarded bs? Hate campaign against Korea or something? :rolleyes:

solarenemy
08-24-2006, 05:26 PM
Why would Cyrano make up such a retarded bs? Hate campaign against Korea or something? :rolleyes:
Go back and look at post number 19... He PM's me the day he posted it and asked me to go along with it as well. So ask him why.

2ndGig
08-24-2006, 06:22 PM
Well even if its fake I still think it's worth discussing... seeing as how many ridiculous bans are flying around this (or something similar) could potentially happen you know!

Cyrano
08-24-2006, 06:23 PM
Got bored. Saw all the "ban this, ban that" news. Figured it'd be fun; so I wrote some fake news.

As for Korea, I'm planning to live there some day, so please keep this in perspective. It's not me bashing the Korea, I really respect their country (the Southern part at least). It's just one of the countries I know a lot about.

I was considering doing it for Japan instead, but I suspect people wouldn't be nearly as surprised if it were Japan. I mean, they censor all their porn after all, I don't really think I could top something that dumb. :P

Although, 2ndGig does have a point. The "legal propriety" crap has become outrageous lately.