Hey guys, Steve here from Asian Boss.
The male Korean pop stars appear to be heavily marketed and promoted as the hottest Korean men.
That being said, it’s questionable whether this time a marketing is
contributing positively towards the overall image of Asian men in Western culture
as masculine, attractive and sexy.
To that end, we have chosen a number of images of more
masculine looking Korean actors as recommended by our viewers
and compare them to the images of k-pop stars.
Let’s find out what ordinary Western women had to say in terms of their impressions.
I’m gonna show you guys four pictures, okay?
Each picture contains a side by side comparison
of famous male Korean stars.
And all you need to do is tell me which one you find more attractive as a man.
Here we go, the first image.
which one do you find more attractive as a man?
Right hand. That one, yeah.
I’m gonna go with the guy on the right.
Probably the right.
Yeah, I definitely agree, the right.
Why do you think so?
That one’s too feminine.
Yeah he looks really childish.
He looks more masculine.
Wow, that was quick. Why do you say that?
Because he looks more manly.
He’s more like a girl.
He’s more masculine.
This guy looks like Justin Bieber.
Is it the hair?
Don’t like this hair, at all.
Probably the right?
I’m not really a fan I like the boy bands, and like the
Justin Bieber flick.
But you said you were 18.
I know, right?
Okay, the second image?
So compare the group vs this guy.
I think the guy on the right, again.
I think they’re wearing makeup, like a lot of eye makeup.
Like a women, likely a…lesbian. It looks lesbian.
The one on the right.
yeah I agree.
They look really young. Yeah, and they look like a girl.
Can you describe why they look like a girl?
Because of how they dress.
definitely something that I could wear.
The see-through, it does. I wouldn’t say gay, but umm…yeah.
It’s pretty like
gay. That’s how they look. Because of their hair color.
Like all the hair coloring and too much makeup.
Just the matching outfits. Everything about them is a little bit…
You can say it.
Okay, it’s gay. It’s a little bit gay.
Just putting it out there. It’s just not attractive.
It’s not my style, I don’t like it.
I like it more when the guy is manly.
I see, I see. Kind of like me?
The third image.
The group, or this guy?
They look like sixteen to me because of the hair like that
and he’s really handsome.
Same, similar type of…
He’s quite attractive, I think. He’s quite attractive.
yeah he’s pretty hot.
How old are you by the way?
You would think that the guys on the left
kinda appeal more to your age group, is that right?
But which one, still, do you find more just attractive as a man?
The person on the right.
you said you’re eighteen as well. Yeah.
I’d prefer seeing 5 of him than 5 of them.
I’m sensing a pattern here, I’m gonna go with the right.
So you are not a fan of their hairstyle?
I like it, I’m not, like, attracted to it.
The last one?
I’m gonna have to go with the right again.
Probably the one on the right again.
I’m gonna have to go with the right, again.
I think I kinda know what you are gonna say now. This one.
Same. It’s the right again.
If you had, like, the color, it would be too much.
But it’s nicer, just the black.
This guy, again. He’s quite attractive.
He could easily line for next Bond, I think.
He’s got a smouldering look about him. I like him.
The guys on the right are Korean actors.
So which one do you think is hotter, K-pop stars or…
Which one do you think does a better job of representing
like, Asian men as more sexy?
oh right hand side. Yeah, right hand side.
Which type of Asian guys would you prefer to see in Western media?
I might say, just
a little older, a little less fashion conscious, a little more rugged, I guess.
I’ve seen some TV dramas and movies and they’re really good.
It would be nice to have some diversity, I think.
Taking on leadership role, more diversity in the roles they take would be refreshing.