Korean Vegetarian Union demands an apology from KBS
Broadcast network KBS has come under fire for some “disgusting and unpleasant footage”, according to the Korean Vegetarian Union.
On the December 26th broadcast of KBS2TV‘s ‘Hello‘, singer IU was seen eating raw cow liver. The Korean Vegetarian Union felt so outraged by the footage that they demanded an apology from KBS.
On December 27th, the Vegetarian Union sent out a press release titled, “KBS, apologize for broadcasting such unpleasant and disgusting footage“, which reads as follows:
“Millions of people have watched this public program with their families in the comfort of their homes. It’s a pity that food that may cause feelings of aversion and displeasure were shown without any censorship. Also, the fact that they broadcasted a show that may mislead people into thinking that animals are simply things to eat without hesitation is deplorable.”
“Korea’s high meat consumption has raised issues of poor health, environmental destruction, and animal abuse. Therefore, we are requesting that a broadcast that promotes meat consumption be rejected. We wish healthy and environmentally friendly vegetarian diets were made known as well as the idea of respecting animals.“
The Vegetarian Union sent the same press release to the producers of “Hello” on December 27th.
IU’s Liver clip starts at 7:00
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I’m sorry, I support vegetarians and think it’s fine that they don’t want to eat meat. But I hate when there are those people that get on their high horse and talk down to others. Also just because you don’t like meat, doesn’t mean you should impose your will on others. It’s ridiculous what they are trying to get the company to do. The company has nothing to apologize for. They should be free to show people eating meat. Especially considering that a vast majority of the world’s population are MEAT EATERS! I have a few friends that are vegetarians but respect those that eat meat. Why must these people be so inconsiderate of others personal choices? I just find this whole situation ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong, I am a meat eater and I think the pics of that meat look gross. But hey, I don’t have to eat it do I?