TL;DR – BRB, still in shock.
A Korean female YouTuber, who runs a “lookbook” channel, has recently come under fire for sexualizing flight attendants.
In case you didn’t know, a lookbook is a collection of photographs compiled to show off a model, photographer, style, stylist, or clothing line. Usually, bloggers or vloggers will “model” fashionable looks for that month or season. This gives viewers ideas on how to style outfits, or to show what the latest fashions are.
On Nov 2, the YouTuber Miss A, posted a video titled “(4K) Stewardess Lookbook / Flight Attendant Uniforms and Stockings Fashion by Korean Girl Evelyn” on her YouTube channel.
In the 8 minutes and 16 seconds video, the YouTuber can be seen appearing in her underwear before she starts dressing in an airline crew uniform.
Her video, which has since garnered more than 4 million views, has unfortunately left a bad taste in netizens’ mouths. Viewers are now calling her out for sexualizing the occupation as they pointed out that the airline crew uniform is not a fashion statement.
You may watch the video here if you like.
Allegedly giving away used underwear to subscribers
More recently, a netizen presumed to be a subscriber of Miss A has taken to the internet to share a photo he allegedly received from Miss A.
In the photo, several sets of underwear in various colours are laid out. Netizens are assuming that these are underwear that has been worn by Miss A.
In addition, it was also revealed that Miss A has allegedly shared a video of her exposing herself in underwear to her subscribers. According to report, these videos can only be viewed by VVIP members who pay 110,000 Korean Won (~ SGD 125) per month.
Netizens are now arguing over allegations that Miss A is making profits out of holding an underwear giveaway event and selling indecent videos.
There seems to be a clash in views amongst netizens as well, with some citing her actions as individual freedom, while others opine that her actions are objectifying and sexualizing a certain occupation.
Some netizens also pointed out that there is a difference between making “lookbook” content on YouTube and creating videos that violate the law and making a profit out of it.
Reportedly, another YouTuber has filed a complaint against Miss A for violating the Special Act on Prostitution.
Based on Article 44, Paragraph 7 of the South Korean Information and Communications Network Act, anyone who distributes, sells, rents, or displays obscene codes, words, sounds, images, or videos through any information and communications network shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine not exceeding 10 million Korean Won (~ SGD 11,442.17).