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wetmozart : Care to explain the following please. Okay so I've seen a lot of these Korean interviews on drug use, LGBT, western fashion trends etc.. and the Koreans getting interviewed always say things like. "It will take years for Koreans to accept it." "The Korean society is not ready." "Koreans are close minded" "in Korea you can't do that" "in Korea you will get judge" etc.. well I mean for the most part they interview young adults and adults in general.... what's holding them back. They are the "Korean society", what is it that they are so afraid of? These people could literally be the ones that change the perspective of the rest. Who or what are they referring to when they say "Koreans are not ready" please care to explain, thanks :)

Sir Klug von Scheiß : Up to 10 years in prison for smoking marijuana ? That's insane.....

bano363 : They should visit Amsterdam hah

Toshio O. : Alcohol is worse than marijuana, how many people dies every year for driving a car while drunk and how many people dies cause they did smoked marijuana ? This law is bullshit and hypocrite.

Sneha Debbarma : 10 years? I mean it is illegal in my country as well but life is hard and hectic. If it helps some people relax, no problem at all. I am a doctor and the intake has to be exceptionally high to cause any harm (like psychosis). But making TOP go through so much for a little thing as such is a tragic comedy. It must have done worse to his tendency to sink into depression.

k_a_ HolyWater : well people smoke dat alot in my country

JenovaDoll : Looking at how much alcohol Koreans consume, judging someone who is smoking marijuana is being a hypocrite. Alcohol can be way more damaging than smoking weed

JP Pereira : Wowow.... guys! Ok, I know that the penalty for this stuff is extremely big and unfair in countries like Korea and Japan.. but Marijuana is not the awesome stuff that the Internet thinks it is.. Ok, alcohol is bad too and I agree! But I sense that a lot of people think that consuming marijuana whenever and however they want is totally fine and healthy. It is not. Consuming it more than once a week can bring you problems.

Just Fray : It seems that Asian people don't question authority

Kino : At 2:25 i literally face palmed. Just because something is illegal, does NOT mean it is bad. 50 years ago it was illegal for black people in America to drink from a water fountain. Imagine if a bunch of people back then being interviewed were like "Well since it's illegal he shouldn't have drank from that water fountain or sat in the front of the bus." That's how these idiots sound. Completely incapable of thinking for themselves and questioning the system. I'm disappointed in you Korea.

jatdaman : 10 years for weed?! lmao 😂😂😂

Saleha : It's fine if it's allowed in your country, but the laws are different in Korea

WaegukinKorea 외국인코리아 : I am guessing If Koreans, who have stayed overseas for a while, are asked same questions, the answers would be totally different..

Melbourne : Don't half of you idiots don't get it? Its their country and their law. They can do and believe in whatever they want. Foreign opinion on what Korea 'should do' or 'alcohol is worst' is really irrelevant and stupid.

제시카 : Its a bit disappointing that the Korean people don't question authority. Seems like they just conform to whatever the higher person tells them. They should learn how to think for themselves and question everything. They are just like sheep...

Lamb : I understand that the man broke the law, but a lot of people seem to be focussed more on him smoking weed than him breaking the law. Marijuana isn't bad for you, people. It's illegal because the government doesn't get a pay cut with the way things are now, not because it's "bad." Marijuana itself has a lot of medicinal benefits. I don't blame a lot of people for having the negative perspective they have because we've been forced to believe (myself included) that its bad for you. Growing up, you're told not to do marijuana because it's a "drug." Paracetamol is a drug. Cough syrup is a drug. Almost anything your doctor prescribes you with is a drug. Now, I'm not forcing anyone to try it themselves, but if you still don't believe me, you probably need a puff to find out for yourself.

SH L : 이채널 보다보면 결국 서양관점에서 한국을 포함한 동양이 이상하다는 식으로 묘사하고 서구기준에 맞춰야 한다는식으로 유도해서 결론냄...질문도 다 그런식이고

EATGLUEGETSTRONG : Still not dumber than believing in fan death

ye won : 아시안보스 영상 즐겨봤는데 이번 영상은 진짜 너무한것 같다.10년?알고나 말하시지.우리나라에서 대마초로 걸리면 초범들은 정부에서 하는 교육?그거 받으라고 하고 끝냄 실제로 다이어트약 했다가 거기에 마약이 들어있어서 걸린 사람이 직접 말해줌ㅋㅋ그리고 다른 서방국가에서 마약이 흔하면 뭐 마약안하는 동양국가들은 찐따처럼 몰아가네.쨋든 대마초가 마약은 마약이고 대마초가 허용되면 다른 마약들도 점점 느슨해지겠지 미국 길거리 지나다니면 청소년한테도 마약 냄새 폴폴나고 경찰들도 대놓고 마약해도 눈감아줌ㅋㅋ이걸 받아들이자고?걍 미친소리지. 님들이 만든 영상땜에 오히려 동양에 대한 편견이 더 심해질듯

Cedirc Cedric : People be like "THEY SHURD LEGALISE IT BECAUSE I DO IT AND ME ARE FINEEEE". Its not like they are missing out on something so bloody crucial. Its just a "luxury". Stay productive Korea!

Pinocchio Ash : It's not even a drug technically, considering that it's a natural weed. And it's safer than Alcohol. In India it's religious use make it a little difficult to entirely ban. Though what TOP had to go through was uncalled for. Considering the fact that he needed medical help for depression. :( Stay Strong TOP!

Elisa Risconti : I'm so surprised of reading the majority of the comments accepting the use of marijuana. I mean, it's a drug and substances that alter one's state of mind shouldn't be accepted and used.

ROKMC Rec. : Since when was marijuana good for you lmao FYI marijuanna apart form medical purposes will inhibit certain regions in the brain such as the cerebellum etc, decrease long term cognitive function and have adverse side effects like depression etc

付きが綺麗みちゃえんぐ : Marihuana, Alcoholic drinks, Cigarettes, all of these should be destroyed and be prohibited completely everywhere, that would for sure make the world a better place...

The Bamboozler : Wow, someone care to explain why they view it so negatively?

Hong Sooji : I am really surprised that there are so many narrow-sided people in here. The reason Korea is considered as most clean country in the world about drug is that the government are not allowed drugs from the bottom, Marijuana. I know marijuana is nothing. It might harmless compared to smoking or alcohol. Though, Legalization? That is other issue. After legalizing marijuana, the distribution network are apparently expanded to coke, heroin and other dangerous drugs. I see some people who can take drug legally in their countries are sneer at Korean, but at least Korea is safer than their counties. It is really hard to see drug addicts, drug abuse, drug trade and of course narcotic crimes. And plus, hey Asian Boss, stop making video like that. There are no one in Korea who was sentenced 10 years just for taking marijuana. The court only gave the singer probation. Moreover, your views are really focused on YOUR COUNTRY's standard.

kamikazekoenful : "Its illegal so it must be bad"... come on people you are better than that. I like the way the presentors slowly make them realise this fact towards the end of the video. Not everything illegal is bad, and not everything legal is good. In many cases there have been political agenda's causing something to be illegal.

Indria Neige : 대마초 외국에서는 흔한데 한국은 미개해서 규제만 존나한다고 앵무새처럼 말하는 사람들이 많지. 한국이 세계에서 유례없는 마약 안전국인 이유는 가장 기초부터 허락하지 않아서임. 대마초 그거 사실 별거 아님. 그런데 합법화는 전혀 다른 문제라는 걸 조금 알았으면 함. 법치국가에서 합법화란 사람들의 인식에 엄청난 큰 변화를 주는 방식임. 초장부터 틀어막아서 마약에 마짜만 꺼내도 기겁하는 사회가 좋은 사회라는 것을 미국 아무 대도시에서 조금만 살아보면 알 수 있다. 대마초 합법화 하는 순간 대마초로 쌓은 유통망으로 코카인이 들어오지 않는다고 보장할 수 없다. 추가적으로 대마초가 합법화인 나라는 마약으로 곪아터진 사회인 국가가 많다는 걸 조금만 검색해봐도 나온다. 코카인이 판치는데 대마초가 마약으로 보이지 않는 것이지. 그리고 아시안보스 존나 교묘하다. 타투가 불법인 한국에 대해서 어떻게 생각하냐? 이런 영상도 그렇고 말이야. 인터뷰 진행자들이 겉모습만 동양인이고 사고방식은 미국산 호주산이라서 그런건가?ㅋ 검은 머리 외국인 유튜버따위가 한국에 대한 이미지를 영어권 구독자들에게 한가지 방향만 주입하고 있다. 검머외가 아시안보스라고 자칭하는 것도 존나 웃기지만 얘네들 영상의 대부분은 영어권 구독자에게 ''서양은 이런거 합법화고 아무나 하는데 한국은 이런거 안되는 거 알고 있냐?ㅋㅋ 한국 존나 이상함. '' 이라는걸 홍보하고 주입하는데 있다는걸 다시 한번 체감한다. 아시안보스가 뭐라고 떠들어 재끼던간에 똥꼬충, 대마초, 문신 합법화는 한국에서 앞으로 100년동안은 없단다.

Lee Soyayi : I am Korean and I love it..

Angel Angie : I personally think that marijuana in South Korea is a dangerous weapon if I think better. There can be many reasons why marijuana is strictly prohibited in South Korea. During my stay in Korea, I saw people going out after work, having bottles of alcohol , because they wanted to be relaxed, they wanted to feel less frustrated. Just think if marijuana would be legal in South Korea...it would be crazy. People would smoke weed on a regular basis, after work :)). And the most dangerous thing...many car accidents happen because of drunken drivers...if smoking marijuana and drive after....don't even want to imagine. Marijuana is not harmful and consumed with consideration can be even helpful...just think that in old times was used as a medicine that could cure several diseases. However, there are still people who shouldn't use it...for their own safeness. Another reason would be the alcohol industry...For example, in my country alcohol tv commercials are prohibited while in Korea you can see every 5 minutes a bottle of soju in commercials, dramas, movies, etc. As I said, if people are drinking alcohol, not to enjoy a glass of alcohol, but to release stress and feel euphoric, then marijuana would be a strong enemy for alcohol national production...

John Smith : Even though it won't kill you, I still don't think it's a good idea. People who are high don't make good decisions, which can lead to all sorts of other problems. After a while of smoking it, people on it have short term memory problems and issues with pattern recognition. Even if it isn't physically addictive, it is still psychologically addictive, and what is psychological is still physiological. I know one guy who smokes, and that is where all of his money goes. At the end of the day, he doesn't seem very happy.

Poorvaja Nagasuru : The video pretty much summed it up, marijuana may not be that bad to your health, but if it's illegal in your country just don't do it. As simple as that. If it's legal then okay

Jayb Yorong : i tried marijuana. it must not be legalized. . it affects your normal thinking. youll be laughing like crazy, eating lots of food, very slow walking ( walking in moon in very slow motion), and have vampire red eyes. . lol

권새라 : Translation error !"저희가 지금 말리고 있는거같아요" means the interviewee feels like she is unintentionally persuaded by the interviewer's opinion, not means "I feel like we are totally defending the use of marijuana" !

Kiki : It's astonishing how little the people know about this drug

Airi Y : why would you make it legal??? you are already given the freedom to smole cigaratte and drink alcohol if you make drugs legal what would become of people's health and mind... i dont know why some people support drugs to be legal

booger king : USA is a bad influence to asians. Lol! These pigs just want to dump their weeds to asia and make money from it

Stephanie F. : So sad he has to make such an apology for smoking weed lmao

peekaboo : tbh if you wanna smoke marijuana just go do it at a country where it's legal, no one's stopping you. i don't get why some people have to purposely try to go against the law, smoking marijuana fulling knowing that it is illegal, unless you're looking for trouble? i live in a country where marijuana is also illegal and i'm glad such laws exist. why? smoking cigarettes are already bad enough so why do people need more vices? law is law so just follow it. if you want to change it, go become the law.

Thomas Steele : To Koreans a K-Pop star getting caught smoking cannabis probably has the social impact as the Beatles admitting to using LSD and smoking pot had on the anglophone world. I am perfectly fine with Korea ruling that grass is illegal as the Korean people have a very negative perception of the drug, democracy follows the will of the people. As to why Koreans seem to be uninformed about cannabis becoming accepted and legal in other industrial democracies, maybe the Korean people are in a non-English speaking media bubble where the people are not as able to leave their national perspective, because of the language barrier, by consuming the media of other countries that hasn't been through a filtering process, being selected by those who decide on what is worth translating, and whether the organisations that introduce international opinions that go against government stance should be needlessly putting themselves in danger of outrage and consequences to their businesses from the government and their audience.

ciachofil : It's just mafia people, mafia is responsible for drugs to be illegal. They have crucial deal in those to be illegal because then they have monopoly on selling it and governments have their hands "clean" that they don't provide drugs for people. Of course it's only harm for us, normal people, and I don't mean only law problems but when drugs are illegal and officials don't check them you don't know for sure if that drug is really what are you paying for. If drugs legal government would provide quality tests so it can't has any chemical "additions" and not mention budget incomings. I would pay twice price for the same drug but it is fair when I know that it is secured and tested, I won't have problems if cops pull me over for some reason and younglings don't have a reason to be "cooler" if they know where to buy or not

Migoy Lason : Yeah it's unfortunate, he should have just drowned himself in alcohol instead of smoking weed. What a shame.

WhateverFloatsYourBoat : It's so funny hearing this coming from citizens of Korea, a country with one of the world's biggest alcohol problems lol

날봄 : Why you foreigners want to make weed legal in our country if YOU don’t live in yourself? Just stay in your own damn country and don’t come here to smoke it

LordDrakonya : ''I think weed makes you become violent.'' The only way the phrase ''Peace on earth'' would become a reality is if everybody smoked weed. ''Imma kill you motherfuc.....hahahahahaha my maaaaan.''

Audrey Carmona♡♡ : I'm over here in California where Marijuana really isn't that big of a deal especially in the bay area where you can get it essentially everywhere

Kush Momo : bawhaha toke a bong then u gota get life sentence XD..come india u can get weed from a cop peace out

zoia kamal : I am shocked of their answers, especially that guy who said TOP didn't even show he is sorry , WTF with these people,he apologized and wrote a hand written message asking forgiveness he even took overdose .....what do you want more .....prison for damn smoking weed and for the first time ......OMG I know now why idols and actors commit suicide a lot in Korea

nook noophuak : Just gonna post it here for people who doesn't know. marijuana: A study conducted in California involving 65,177 men and women aged 15-49 found after 10 years, marijuana users died no sooner than those who did not smoke it. According to a 1988 ruling from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, a marijuana smoker would have to consume 20,000 to 40,000 times the amount of THC in a joint in order to risk dying. A 2009 study in American Scientist on the relative toxicity of recreational drugs indicated one would have to use more than 1,000 times the effective dose of marijuana in order for it to be potentially fatal – not even a certain death. alcohol: An estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. The first is tobacco, and the second is poor diet and physical inactivity. knowing its only related but still more death than weed. In 2015, of the 78,529 liver disease deaths among individuals ages 12 and older, 47.0 percent involved alcohol. Among males, 49,695 liver disease deaths occurred and 49.5 percent involved alcohol. Among females, 28,834 liver disease deaths occurred and 43.5 percent involved alcohol. Cigarettes:: More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Worldwide, tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030. ps. a law is a law anyway i understand.