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Korean weight norms reinforce its beauty standards, int’l student says – The Korea JoongAng Daily

Korean weight norms reinforce its beauty standards, int’l student says – The Korea JoongAng Daily

. “It’s kind of hard to find bigger-sized clothes here in Korea, especially for the smaller shops,” Luna, a 20-year-old student in Korea, said. “I have to resort to bigger and more international brands.” Imagine that you are an average size in your country, usually wearing medium-size. However, coming to shop in the stores alongside the Hongdae shopping area in Mapo District, western Seoul, many will notice that most of the clothes are one-size-fits-all, equivalent to an S size in other countries. Weight standards in Korea are shown even in K-pop. Park Jin-young, one of the main producers of JYP Entertainment, told one of the contestants… 

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