It would appear so. Two at least.
You might even know them.
A Facebook video of two Western men aggressively harassing a young Korean woman has gone viral in South Korea, sparking both outrage against the notoriously dickish expat community … The woman’s face is blurred in the shortened video above (you can watch the full video below, but know that it’s incredibly, horribly awful).
She’s drunk, crying, and clearly very afraid. The Western men — it’s unclear where they’re from — move her around by pulling her hair and grabbing her chin. “We gotta get a picture of this bitch,” they say, describing her body as if she doesn’t exist.”We’ve gotta get the boobs in there.”
From the Korean Herald:
An online video showing a Korean woman apparently being harassed by a group of Western men in a nightclub was staged, two men who say they acted in the video have claimed.
…One of the alleged actors, both of whom spoke on condition of anonymity, provided a screenshot from a Facebook conversation showing the alleged director admitting that the video was staged. The apparent director of the video studied film at a university in Seoul, according to his Facebook account and a university website from 2004.
…In the conversation, the apparent director said that he uploaded the video three years ago, but it had since been taken down and he was unsure of how it resurfaced.
“I can see the video is reedited and cut many scenes. I’m in (sic) page with you in announcing that the video was fake,” he wrote.
He also suggested doing an interview with the woman in the video to clear any misunderstanding. He added, however, that they should “wait a while” first before doing anything.
Full version here (taken down)
Thanks Jennifer Ryan and Ibbie