koreaBANG has covered the Hot Soup Lady, the Sweary Woman of Line 4 and Bikini Girl. These stories all form part of the latest -녀 [nyeoh] (girl – 女）internet trend. Koreans are now adding the suffix to every single scandal with a hot-tempered female at the centre. In honour of this, koreaBANG now dubs this trend in English as “Ladygate”.
This week was no exception. The latest Ladygate –– “담배녀” [tam-bae nyeoh] (Cigarette Lady) –– as the name suggests, is centred around a female passenger on the Seoul Metro who appears to be smoking in a carefree manner, ashing on the floor and occasionally mouthing off to her fellow commuters. Dismayed, a grandfather sitting nearby tells her to stop, takes matters in to his own hands and rips the cigarette out of her mouth. The woman, clearly vexed, calls him a “게새끼” [gae-sae-kki]. Not taking kindly to her tone, the elderly gentleman and our Ladygate warrior proceed to engage in a public and occasionally violent battle.
The video, “Cigarette Lady on the Bundang Line” went viral over the weekend on all Korean portals and forums and has attracted comments from Netizens somewhere in the high thousands. Some netizens are quick to criticise our Ladygater for failing to be sensitive to fire safety. Some argue that this is exactly why women should also have to do compulsory military service. Others, experiencing something along the lines of Ladygate fatigue, ponder just what might be the next Ladygate after this one. So do we.
Comments from Nate:
Emergency instructions: There’s a fire!! Spray the ‘cigarette lady’ with the nearest extinguisher. Don’t forget to remove the safety pin.
Ladies! Please look after these brainless girls – what should we do?…..ㅡ.,ㅡ
Because of women like that, it should be made compulsory for them to go to the military too.
If we beat the shit out of those kind of girls, they’d come back to their senses..
Should have pulled out the fire extinguisher from within the carriage and drenched her.
Why are there so many crazy ‘ladies’ nowadays? ‘Swearing woman on line 4’, ‘swearing women on line 9’, ‘crazy woman in taxi’, fuck there’s even ‘Chaesundang violent woman’. It’s like a explosion of apathetic women, no? Would want them to go see what the army’s like.
There are so many crazy bastards out there. But why are there more people with with the suffix ‘-girl/lady/woman’ compared to ‘-man’?
Now now. She’s just disabled and has no brains ……..
Just cos women have established too much authority does not mean they should be the centre of attention in the world
I’m a girl too – why is it that these (brainless) swearing people in universities and the subway are all girls ;;; let’s not call for the Navy to disappear [last week a scandal errupted when a girl nicknamed 'the Korea University Girl' said the Navy were pirates]…
Mother: Bundang Line Cigarette Lady – Big sister: Swearing girl on Line 4 – Little sister: Swearing girl on Line 9 – Little sister’s friend: Crazy taxi girl – Aunt: Convenience Store Violent Woman – Niece: Chaesundang pregnant woman [referring to recent Ladygate incidents]
Gender equality means men must assert themselves right? Women are treated too much making them all crazy…………………Continuing to show kindness like that will only make them think they have the right to be like that.
I too am woman and I too wonder why there are so many ridiculous women like that
Isn’t smoking in the subway attempted suicide? ke ke These days, they say there have been many improvements to make it more difficult to smoke in the subway and after the Daegu subway tragedy, anyone doing makes people feel there will be another mass murder…
Personally I don’t think this is a man/woman problem. I’m a girl too and it’s pretty obvious that this is what people are saying, but isn’t it rather a problem of human nature?
Let’s burn off her face with that cigarette
What the hell did she smoke at home
Have you forgotten the Daegu subway tragedy? Bitch
Nowadays, the size of the crazy-women population has increased dramatically. Let’s teach them how to live in a society and community like in the army.
Because of these women, it is only right to forcibly send them to the army too.
Why on earth are the women of our country like this? Why on earth are the women of our country like this? Why on earth are the women of our country like this? Why on earth are the women of our country like this?
Absolute no-brainers …… as they are produced, the more they are born with this rare disease where they have no brains
Were you [referring to the cigarette lady] envious of those other subway crazies we now see these days? Seriously what the hell
Why don’t netizens search up her personal information and divulge it like they did for other 녀 [‘girls’]
Cunts – Isn’t it about time women also serve in the army? We are the only country where women don’t need to go, and in the meantime they take advantage of their worry free lives. They’re just lazing around while doing this kinda shit. Damn it!
She really looks like she’s caught mad-cow disease
There are also crazy idiots who smoke in the movies theatres.