Park Myung Soo, best known for being a literal troll, making a song about periods with Lizzy, and beating Seolhyun, has unsurprisingly gotten himself into trouble by doing the whole “if you dress like a slut and get sexually assaulted then it’s your fault” victim blaming thing.
While discussing the problem of crimes committed against women, the tv personality said, “I guess these crimes happen more often now that it’s summer. It’s alright if women wear nice clothes, but I think it’s dangerous for them to wear overly revealing clothing and go out drinking, or things like that.”
The response of the people were “mixed”.
After he said this on air, fans started posting comments on his Instagram, saying, “Sexual assault doesn’t happen because of one’s outfit.” There are mixed reactions to what he said. Some comments say, “Park Myung Soo has a daughter, too, and he said it because he is worried about other girls out there. Don’t you think you all are being too sensitive?” Others, offended by his words, explain, “I know Park Myung Soo said it out of worry, but I hope he knows that what he implies is that the victim is the one to blame and is the cause of sexual assaults. There is no correlation between one’s outfit and sexual assault.”
Look, I think some stuff nowadays is too readily branded victim blaming when it really is just people trying to take care of their friends or their family or their significant other in terms of precautions because the world is horrifying, but how in the fuck anybody could take Park Myung Soo’s comments as anything but victim blaming in this case is beyond me.
I mean he starts the whole thing off by connecting violent assaults against women with it being summer, because summer means less clothes. And it gets worse from there. Like, come on.
I mean it doesn’t surprise me from him, but this is just such a shitty take.