On January 30, the episode of “Brave Family” including the controversial scene aired. In the episode, the family goes shopping at a market place in Cambodia in order to prepare coffee and eggs for Seolhyun’s birthday. While on their way back, Lee Moon Sik accidently drops the eggs. Because eggs are quite expensive to buy, he goes back to the market in order to beg for new ones. However, Seolhyun accidentally drops those eggs also. Seeing what happened, Shim Hye Jin yells, “Hey!” and Park Myung Soo pushes her head.
After the incident, Seolhyun bursts into tears and goes into her room, making other family members panic. Park Myung Soo goes to Seolhyun right away and explains, “It wasn’t to tell you off. I was just really hungry. I’m sorry.” He then adds, “It’s completely your uncle’s (Park Myung Soo’s role) fault for pushing your head. I was just upset that we couldn’t eat [the eggs] anymore.” Even after, he continues to apologize saying, “Don’t get my intentions wrong. I’m sorry, it was my bad.”
To clarify, he basically felt he didn’t need to apologize in a press release … because he apologized right away on the show after he realized he was an asshole for hitting her, pretty much like I was saying.
BUT IT WAS CULTURAL BECAUSE IN ASIA YOU CAN JUST ZANGIEF SPINNING PILEDRIVE A KID AND THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT IS
I mean, it couldn’t have been any more obvious to me that the excuses for PMS were made mainly because of the diverging reputations of the people involved, not an evaluation of the action itself … but alrighty.