Plastic-surgery advertisements in the Seoul metro. Photo: Crystal TaiPlastic-surgery advertisements in the Seoul metro. Photo: Crystal Tai
Plastic-surgery advertisements in the Seoul metro. Photo: Crystal Tai

Being ugly hurts in South Korea: why it’s so hard to say no to K-beauty

In a country known worldwide as a mecca for plastic surgery, a movement against lookism has caught fire as women join forces to protest impossible beauty standards

Topic |   South Korea
Plastic-surgery advertisements in the Seoul metro. Photo: Crystal TaiPlastic-surgery advertisements in the Seoul metro. Photo: Crystal Tai
Plastic-surgery advertisements in the Seoul metro. Photo: Crystal Tai
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