‘2 Days & 1 Night’ controversy over misandry

[Reporter Kim So-yeon of Daily Economy Star Today]

KBS2’s flagship entertainment show “2 Days & 1 Night” has been embroiled in controversy over its untimely male hatred.

Recently, it was claimed that the male hate term “Hubber Hubber” was used in season 4 of KBS2 entertainment program “1 Night 2 Days,” which aired last year centered on online communities.

Some Internet users pointed out that the caption “Hubber Hubber” was used in the “2 Days & 1 Night” episode of Ulleungdo Island, Gyeongsangbuk-do, which aired on July 12 last year. Looking at the problematic scene, the caption “Hubber Hubber” was inserted in the scene where Kim Jong-min shook his hands as seagulls flew in while eating outdoors.

Recently, as the scene has spread online and SNS, there have been a series of complaints and demands for expressions on the “2 Days & 1 Night” viewer bulletin boards, such as “I don’t really know why public broadcasts use the term Femi,” and “The intention of using that expression is suspicious.”

On the controversy, a KBS official told Maeil Business Star Today on the 3rd that he would “check it out.”

Recently, as this scene has spread to online and social media, the viewers’ bulletin board for ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ also says “I really didn’t know why I wrote it because I don’t know why”, “I don’t understand why the public broadcaster uses the term Femi”, “Dearly, the intention to use that expression is suspicious. There is a series of writings demanding complaints and stances.

Regarding the controversy, on the 3rd, a KBS official made a statement on Maeil Business Daily Star Today saying “I will check it.”

‘Hubber Hubber’, designated as an expression of masculine hate, is used as an onomatopoeic word for rushing to eat food online or doing something in a hurry.

Not so long ago, it has been argued that this word has the meaning of ‘misandry’ and is a derogatory expression for men reminiscent of victims of conscription during the Japanese occupation period, mainly in some male communities.

However, the rebuttal opinion is also difficult. It is a term derived from the process of supporting idol singers or simply describing actions, and there is also a rebuttal from female netizens, saying, “2 Days & 1 Night is an ordinary Internet buzzword.”


Photo| KBS2 broadcast screen capture
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