The reason netizens think SNL’s parody of the ‘hair straightener scene’ in “The Glory” crossed the line

SNL is being criticized for parodying the school violence scene in Netflix’s drama “The Glory”.

Coupang Play’s “SNL Korea Season 3” recently parodied some scenes from Netflix’s original series “The Glory”. 

A parody titled “The Calories” was shown in its recently released episode.

In “The Glory”, there is a scene where five bullies, including Park Yeon Jin (Shin Ye Eun), applied a heated hair straightener on the body of Moon Dong Eun (Jung Ji So), saying they were checking the heat of the hair straightener. 

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In “The Calories” parody, Joo Hyun Young copied the “hair straightener heat check” scene in “The Glory” and dried filefish fillet in front of Lee Soo Ji using a hair straightener.

Watching the dried filefish fillet getting burned, Lee Soo Ji cried, saying “I have to eat it now”.

After the parody was released, many netizens expressed frustration.

Some people think it’s not appropriate to make jokes from that scene because the character Moon Dong Eun in the drama has a big trauma with the hair straightener and she feels pain just by hearing the grilling sound, which is similar to the sound of the hair straightener when it touched her skin in the past. 

In addition, the controversy intensifies because the “hair straightener bully” depicted in “The Glory” was based on a real school violence incident that happened in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do in 2006.

Therefore, Internet users criticized “SNL Korea” for using a horrific school violence scene as a subject to draw laughter from viewers, saying “They crossed the line”, “It’s not funny at all”, etc.

Source: Insight

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