KPOP NOW – Korea mocked by overseas media for lenient sentences on sex crimes


ArticleForeign media criticize South Korea for being “lenient on sex crimes” after 40 year prison sentence for Cho Joo Bin

Source: Yonhap News TV

Major foreign media outlets are showing keen interest in Korea after Cho Joo Bin’s ruling.

Cho Joo Bin, the operator of “Nth Room” and “Baksa Room” accused of producing and distributing videos where he sexually exploited minors was sentenced to 40 years in prison in the first trial. 

Afterwards, CNN criticized Korea for their “misogyny problem” in Korean society as the main cause of the Nth Room cases stating, “in 2018, tens of thousands of women rushed to the streets to denounce illegal filming in motels and public restrooms.”

The Washington Post also mocked Korea for their digital sex crime standards calling them “weak” and called out their laws for “often lightly punishing sex offenders.”

BBC also stated, “40 years in prison is a light punishment. The anger won’t end here.”

  1. [+275, -2] They gave him 40 years when he would’ve received a 400 year sentence abroad
  2. [+153, -1] We’re an international embarrassment. The judiciary need to wake up!!
  3. [+118, -6] This is a country where “criminals” cowardly commit suicide from sexual harassment and we still hold joint funeral services in front of our city hall with banners that say “We will remember” scattered all over the place…
  4. [+50, -2] Execute him!…he’s too evil to experience any pain even if he’s left to bleed to death!
  5. [+32, -1] The level of our judges ㅉㅉ
  6. [+15, -0] It would be nice if foreign media were less sarcastic when criticizing our country. Even if us citizens speak out, they close their ears and cover their eyes…so embarrassing.
  7. [+12, -0] Let’s jail our judges for 40 years
  8. [+11, -0] Our judges are only good at studying to pass the bar…let’s introduce AI judges to replace these thug ba$tards 
  9. [+10, -1] It’s not just sex crimes…? Our laws on youth, drunk driving, drugs…everything is too lenient except for murder.
  10. [+6, -0] Korea is too lenient on all crimes. This is a country that cares more about the rights of criminals than its people. It’s a criminal’s den. 



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