yea lets mock the most painful parts of peoples lives.
let’s mock the yearning to find your family and roots. let’s mock the fact that something that is so taken for granted by most must be fought for every step of the way for overseas adoptees due to the corrupt ways our adoptions were processed.
lets mock the fact the people cling to anything they can to make up for a memory or identity that was stripped from them. lets mock the psychological and physical effort it took to reclaim some of it for themselves, like learning korean or taekwondo. this is particularly ridiculous that they’re mocking these efforts when they are expected of adoptees by koreans. you’re korean? why can’t you speak korean? and then one someone makes the effort, apparently that will be rewarded by laughing at your pronunciation. let’s mock the earnestness in which adoptees try to connect with their identities by any aspect of korean culture we can access, all the while patronizing us with motherland tours that promote the same superficial cultural connections - kimchi, hanboks, and janggu.
lets mock the tragedy that women had to lose children bc they were poor. lets reinforce the dominant discourse that they are sinners for abandoning their children. let’s keep first mothers voiceless and faceless, like she’s always been.
it’s hilarious after all.
i responded to snl코리아 on twitter (in korean). i encourage everyone else to do this in whatever lang you feel comfortable in. they might think we wont know we’re being mocked since, as they clearly point out, many adoptees cant understand korean, but lets let them know that we know and that we wont lay down for this bullshit in multiple languages. its @tvN_snl for anyone else who wants to add their own opinions. facebook is https://www.facebook.com/tvnsnl