‘Horny Bus Couple’ Shamed for Public Display of Affection

'Horny Bus Couple' were publicly shamed on the internet by a fellow passenger for allegedly getting up to no-good snogging and touching on the back of a Busan bus
The snuggly couple in the above photo were seen on a bus in Busan this week and have caused a bit of online controversy for their allegedly excessive public displays of affection. A disgruntled fellow passenger took a photo of them and uploaded it to the internet in an attempt to publicly shame them.

Public displays of affection beyond holding hands is a bit of a taboo in Korean culture. Italian tourists take note.

From Daum:

Horny Couple on Bus Causes Netizens Buzz

Photos of a young couple making out are causing a bit of a buzz on the internet.

A post came up on the forum of a portal site, titled ‘Horny Couple, Too dirty to be seen’, thus grabbing a lot of attention.

The writer is a university student in her twenties, living in Busan. ‘I got on the bus early in the morning, and sat on a seat by the window,’ She added, ‘Soon a couple got on the bus and sat right next to me, kissing.’

‘It would have been understandable if it was a kiss on a cheek, but their PDA was over-the-top,’ she said. ‘With her head bent back, they were moaning and kissing. It was like porn,’ she said, showing her disapproval.

‘Their reckless behavior made a middle aged lady move her seat, yet the couple seemed to be amused by it,’ She described. ‘I had had enough. So I tried to embarrass them by openly gossiping about them with my sister, hoping that they would come into senses. Despite my best efforts, they kept on doing their business,’ she added.

Even when they had to stand at the gate to get off the bus, they did not stop making out.

The writer got so upset that, instead of confronting them, she took the pictures and published the photo of the couple.

Netizens responded to the pictures, saying ‘the bus is a public place, no matter how madly they are in love,’ and added ‘Somebody should’ve confronted them,’ while some netizens commented ‘Still, publishing private photos seems so cruel.’

Comments from Daum:

내멋에산다:

Even dogs in rut would go somewhere private. This is.. *sigh*.. Whatever I say would fall on deaf ears.

rullllll:

He is in rut… that bastard… ke ke Take it easy man..

soo2002:

That bitch and bastard are sickly horny but don’t have enough money to get a motel room. Even though he seems like one of those bastards who can only manage it for about five minutes…

까만눈사람:

It’s a dogs’ wedding.. Pour a bucket of hot water on them.

구골플렉스:

In this case, staring them in the eyes should be the best possible solution.

Ya-ya:

If you are brave enough to have sex on the bus, you will have my respect. If you can’t, then get a room.

이뿌니:

They don’t have money to pay for a motel room. That’s what this is all about.

일곱번째그림자:

I’ve already seen an ‘R’ rated love scene on a bus before. This couple seems fine compared to my traumatic experience.

안녕하세요:

That bastard’s panties must be wet. It’ll be itchy when you pee.

프리오우:

Their identity should be published, so their life will be ruined for good.

세상만사:

Busan, again? They have Japs’ blood, it’s no wonder.

까치집:

There are a lot of teenagers in uniforms making out in public. Public places are not for PDA. Keep it private. What if children see you? I want to see the couple’s faces.

nosocool:

Disgustingㅡㅡ

아이스크림:

Crazy Bitch and Bastard.

미래로:

Oh dear. If only have I met those horny bitch and bastard.

오드리햅쌀:

They are two-legged dogs on the bus.

영진:

Next time, just do it! Just like one of Japanese pornos ke ke ke

오필리아:

Oh gosh I thought they were Siamese twins ㅡㅡ^

염화미소:

Youngsters don’t care what others’ think. Young couples these days.. They are not just making out, virtually having sex with their clothes on. You know what?

When I was little, dogs were not on leashes.. I often saw dogs mating.

When I see couples like them, it reminds me of those dogs. Human beings are supposed to know how to behave. Dogs don’t. The couples equate those dogs in rut.. ke ke

산딸기:

We should charge them for a motel room.

moongun:

What on earth is she doing with that short bastard…?

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  • Brett Sanbon

    I’ve seen full on making out in public before and I dont think anyone took a picture.

    Unrelated to this story, I really love Busan’s accent and randomely try to speak in it… that and the Cheolla accent.

    • James

      맞나?

      • Noori

        됐나?

        • Brett Sanbon

          됐다마

        • Alenka

          ㅋㅋ people in Busan don’t usually bother with question marks… in Busan dialect question form is self explanatory^^

  • sojubang

    This would not even be of interest in most other countries.. haha. Didn’t realize it was that conservative in Korea.

  • aldex

    calling them dogs? come one… korean youth is disappointing me, I thought its mentality was changing…

    • James

      Korean netizens were calling them dogs. I don’t think that necessarily means Korean youth in general would respond in the same way, especially since there’s no knowing how old those netizens are. I think the younger generation especially has no qualms with this kind of thing, but since the rest of society does, they’re hardly going to start ripping each other’s clothes off on in taxis… yet.

      This kind of PDA really is a social taboo in Korea though. To an outsider, it seems strange but holding hands or having your arm round your girl/boyfriend probably really is the most you’re going to get away with in a public place. I also don’t think it’s necessarily a reflection of how conservative the country is, it’s merely a reflection of what the cultural norms are. It seems conservative to us but there are so many other things that are considered completely normal that we’d be horrified at in the West. Burping/farting whilst eating in a restaurant for example!

      • h3ll

        So, conservative cultural norms ; kissing in public: bad / wearing micro-skirts even at workplace: good?

        • An anonymous boy…

          Well there is a saying: the one who can hold two opposing ideas in their mind at the same time and still has the ability to function must possess great intelligence. This is known as cognitive dissonance.

          But, I would be cautious not to over generalize and think of these two things as opposing. One is more akin to nudity (they have public bath houses for instance) and the other is akin to romance and sexuality …

  • An anonymous boy…

    Shame is such a powerful part of any culture. Sometimes I wish I could be more frank, but I wouldn’t want to alienate those around me especially those of the older generation (who deserve respect for probably living a much harder life than I will ever have to live)…

    I couldn’t have done what those two supposedly did without feeling shame, and I might have even felt little uncomfortable seeing something beyond the normal everyday affection I see while riding the bus where I live.

    However, I think it is pretty impressive they didn’t give into the obvious shame…

  • Chris

    중국 어선 어획량 = 조선인민군해군 식량
    suk it trebek

    • Chris

      Oh no, I’m in that bangzi part of Chinasmack again

      • acorn

        hey guys, menu for next 6 months: fish – owwww

  • Paul M

    Wow, what a savaging those two got from the netizens. Guess nothing has changed since the “Ask the playboy sexy party” scandal

  • Yohan

    As a European, this is absolutely nothing. People kissing on a bus? I would be surprised if I go to my hometown for a week and NOT see couples making out on the bus, in the park, coffee shops, restaurants, school yards and wherever. Koreans need to lighten up a little about this physical affection thing!

    • Ami

      “As a European”
      Exactly. We’re not talking about Italy or Norway, we’re talking about Koreans way across the world.
      Until you learn to respect or at least understand OTHER people’s norms you opinion is invalid and probably even ignorant.

      • jon

        Well, koreans have to learn someday, don’t they? It’s a silly conservative norm. And as we all know, conservatism is retarded. I see it as doing Koreans a favor by normalizing this behaviour.

      • Vince

        “Until you learn to respect or at least understand OTHER people’s norms you opinion is invalid and probably even ignorant.”

        Justify the need to respect or understand others’ norms, when the European mentality is precisely to abolish them.

  • Dahin Kim

    Hey :) I stopped by to see what articles are posted and it is really interesting to see people’s comments on this issue. Although I am pretty open to PDA, I would’ve also felt uncomfortable if I were there. I think I am not free from being Korean haha. To add comments to this issue(as Korean maybe?), I think we are more strict about the sexual things. And I think PDA also falls into this category. In my case, when I was with my foreign friends they did a lot of ‘sexual jokes’ while we were talking and I little uncomfortable at first becauuse in Korea it is rude to do jokes like that in front of someone although we are very close. But more interesting thing is that we are very generous at ‘poop jokes’(or maybe shit jokes?) and my friends think that dirty jokes are more uncomfortable. Now I understand them and I think Koreans should also be exposed to this kind of culture a lot to understand and accept it. We still have a long way to go ha! :)

  • lonetrey

    The level of prudeness shown by Korean netizen in itself is a little embarassing, IMO. It’s like listening to a bunch of kids going “EWwwww cooties! Mommy Daddy those two are kissing!”

    • James

      Would you be prude for refusing to get your kit off in a Jjimjilbang? Because many Westerners don’t!

      • Yohan

        Westerners? No. Americans, yes. European people usually don’t have any problems being naked around others, in some European countries we even have shared saunas.

        • James

          Northern Europeans, maybe. But I think you’d still have a hard time convincing your average Englishman to get his kit off in public.

          Unless they’d been drinking, in which case you’d have more trouble trying to get them to put their clothes back on again.

  • 소지섭

    I give bitches golden showers on the bus
    Korea get on my level son

  • k

    I agree with the netizens reactions but not their public humiliation of the couple. Its not being prudish to not want to see a couple groping and sucking each others face in a public area and being sexual….some of us have small children and don’t want to have to explain why people are acting like that in public. Some people feel like that level of intimacy should be in private between two people, I mean what is it impossible for them to control themselves that they feel like they can’t wait to get off a bus? That they’re so beautiful and cool that others want to see that? Posh. Tactless show offs that wanted attention from other people.

  • k

    However I agree with a previous commentor that it does seem rather hypocritical to chastize PDA in a culture but perfectly OK for women to wear skirts all the way up their crotches even to work. I saw korean vagina several times last summer unwillingly due to their skirts…..but that’s korean culture. 1. .Not ok to show shoulders or clevage cause if u do u r a slut but perfectly ok to flash ur ass cheeks and vagina. But something tells me more korean women would wear low cut tops if they actually had the breast size for them but because they don’t they show off their legs.

    • SuperHappyCow

      necessary dig at korean girls tits

  • h3ll

    Nothing extreme,sweet skinship. The girl taking pics intentionally to embarrass this couple seemed jealous and bitter rather than truly ofended.

    • anonymous

      I think THAT’s the problem. Love is hard to find between couples in this country. Getting near 30, let’s marry whoever, oh! I realize now that I don’t love her/him!

  • dim mak

    …is that it?

    I used to kiss and cuddle with a bf on the skytrain every night going home. Any reaction we got were smiles at the nice gay couple. Then again, this is Canada…

    • noname

      Dim Mak!
      Stumbled over here from “The Grand Narrative” thought I had accidentally gone over to China Smack! Well, gotta go!

  • Stories of butts

    PDA can be uncomfortable but the chick who posted this and the commentors are taking it a bit far. If you dont like PDA, just move away its not like she was giving him a blow job or something.

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  • mouse

    Haha, I laughed when it said from Busan. No wonder this was a big deal.

  • Elbert

    I don`t know abt the hommies around here Bt where i`m from No big deal coz everybody does it..I think u guyz need to get out more:)

  • Anon

    I see nothing wrong going on in this picture. It’s the photographer’s word against theirs, but they (the couple) probably don’t even realize they had their picture taken.

    Really, she could just be a jealous girl. Why are the netizens jumping on her side without knowing the facts? Just a bunch of idiots, I suppose.

    • discodancer

      Get a clue people. You’re so stuck up on people kissing in public? What ever you do don’t leave the sanctity of your sheltered country. The rest of the world does this openly, shamelessly, and for the most part are totally okay with anyone else who also smooches with someone, unless they’re homosexual. Then they act the way you do.

  • helsic

    LOL this happen all the time in my country and nobody cares. In Korea people cares to much about what others do and specially if it is related to love and affection.

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