Netizens and news outlets have been up in arms over the latest video of a young woman who berates – and then attempts to beat up – an unsuspecting male passenger after he accidentally kicked her leg while she sat in her seat. Now that the video has gone viral, she must be kicking herself.
The woman has been christened the “Swearing Woman on Line 4” (4호선 막말녀 sahosŏn makmal nyŏ), after her very public display of outrage. The video shows the woman insulting the man and refusing to accept his apology after he apparently hurt her leg as he passed through the aisle of the subway carriage. The man asks her to be quiet and takes her arm, suggesting that she leave the train, but the woman refuses to back down. And before long, the obscenities are flying between the two. The battle culminates in the woman throwing a succession of impressive right hooks as fellow passengers try to restrain her.
The posting of the video, which reached number one in real-time search rankings within hours, has drawn varied comments from discussion forums across the major internet portals:
Comments from Daum:
What is the world coming to?
That’s the first time I’ve ever seen a woman pull a man’s hair. Wow. Scary.
There are more whipped men in this world that I thought. They’re ashamed, and like a woman they don’t speak out, right? Keke
Comments from Naver:
Even a woman – if she was an average female – would only have about the strength of a teenage boy. It wouldn’t be enough to knock a man out, but I guess a few could. ;; And maybe in this line number four incident, it seems that both of them only really hurt their pride…Keke.
Do you think he deserved a beating?