In leisure, comedians always wrestle with audiences’ evolving tastes. Comedic tropes that have been acceptable as humorous only a few months in the past are generally seen as cringe and even cancel-worthy.
It appears Comedian Lee Young Ja is the most recent comic to fall sufferer to a well-established trope that’s now considered something however.
On the August 13 episode of MBC’s The Manager, actors Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung ate naengmyun with comic Lee Young Ja.
Naengmyun is chilly noodles which are both eaten in a chilly beef broth or combined in a spicy marinade. The noodles are beloved by Koreans and are a well-liked summer time menu.
On at the present time, netizens reacted to the distinction in consuming kinds between Lee Young Ja and Lee Jung Jae. Lee Jung Jae ate his noodles with out slurping them and bit off a mouthful along with his tooth. The actor ate quietly and along with his head down.
Lee Young Ja, then again, retorted that noodles are supposed to be eaten loudly. The comic was seen slurping her noodles loudly, stunning Lee Jung Jae.
Wow, I can’t assist however watch you eat.
— Lee Jung Jae
The panelists commentating over the section unilaterally praised Lee Young Ja, stating that slurping is the correct technique to eat noodles. Netizens, nonetheless, disagreed.
Netizens acknowledged that whereas Lee Jung Jae confirmed right desk manners, Lee Young Ja didn’t.
- “Slurping makes you look like you don’t even have basic table manners.”
- “Kids these days are proud of slurping their noodles. TV shows directly influence them.”
- “I don’t know why TV shows make slurping seem normal. I would hate to eat with anyone who slurps their noodles.”
- “It makes them seem low-class.”
- “They shouldn’t normalize slurping on TV. Children who are still learning their table manners will be influenced.”
- “It’s dirty and loud. I learned that making noise while you eat is seen as rude. TV shows are ruining table manners.”
- “Since when did slurping become a trend?”
- “When I was a child, adults would scold me for making noise when eating.”
As lots of the netizens identified, this isn’t the primary time slurping noodles has been featured prominently on TV. What the netizens did not say, nonetheless, is that there have been comedians who went viral for slurping their noodles. Also, the comic who’s seen ravishing their meals in distinction to an actor or idol’s desk manners is a long-standing trope in Korean comedy.
What are your ideas? Is this a case of dangerous manners or a case of evolving tastes?