Koreans “Flee Supermarket at Sight of Black Woman”


The tale of a supermarket descending into mass hysteria and flight at the arrival of a black woman has lately been the subject of much discussion online.

From a recently published report describing some of the difficulties Korea’s one and only Kenyan entrepreneur faced setting up shop in a nation renowned for its xenophobia:

One fine morning, pandemonium broke out in a South Korean supermarket, and customers and shop stewards alike scampered for safety.

Babies strapped on their mothers’ backs, others in prams screamed as their parents sought the nearest exits.

And it wasn’t a terrorist attack, neither was it a band of robbers who had raided the convenience store. No, it wasn’t a fire alert either. One Kenyan woman had just walked in to make a purchase.

“It was terrible!” recalls the woman, Everlyne Nyambegera. “Children were crying, their mothers dashing for the exits and all this made me also break down and start crying too.”

“I was so upset and I said to myself that I will never go back to Korea again . . . one of my aunties in Kenya told me I’d be mad to return to Korea,” she told Lifestyle in Seoul recently.

She did apparently manage to overcome such difficulties and now runs a small business selling tribal kitsch to Koreans.

As the only developed Asian nation which is more parochial than Japan, this has aroused much raillery on 2ch, pinnacle of diversity as it is:

“As expected of the nation with the world’s most severe racial discrimination.”

“What’s wrong with those Koreans…”

“She was wrong to go to Korea in the first place.”

“If she’d bothered to check, she could have found that out before going there.”

“If it’s Korea, it can’t be helped.”

“Why? Haven’t they ever seen a black person before?”

“Descending into chaos at the sight of a black woman – what’s wrong with these Koreans?”

“At least they didn’t rape her.”

“This is Edo period level stuff.”

“What a horribly racist country. Despicable.”

“Why do those filthy Koreans respond like that to black people?”

“As expected of pseudo-humans, when a real human comes to their store they freak out.”

“It’s the same reaction a human would get if he entered the monkey park at the zoo.”

“This is worse than an island nation like Japan. I guess they are cut off from the mainland by North Korea so they are practically an island.”

“An Indian friend of mine went to Korea on holiday and said he kept getting nasty looks and would never return there.”

“Well, Koreans are crazy to begin with. It’s foolish to expect any better of them.”

“A Joumon period level reaction.”

“But passing by a group of foreigners is scary isn’t it?”

“You don’t get this even in Japan’s most backwards countryside.”

“Did black people do something to them? Why do they hate them so much?”

“For a whole supermarket of people to have never seen a black person… pretty surprising.”

“I can imagine one or two freaking out like that, but en masse?”

“I heard a story about a black person getting into a pool in Korea and all the Koreans getting out, I suppose it must be true.”

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:54 21/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I think the problem is mostly the media. If the only black people Koreans or Japanese are guys like Lil Wayne and Soulja Boy, of course they'll be racist. Its wrong and ignorant, but that's what they learn. I only wish they were exposed to the good black people like Morgan Freeman or Bill Cosby. These ignorant black guys are making hard for all of us.

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    Comment by Tim
    13:16 30/05/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, it doesn't help the fact that Korea's 1st exposure to black people was the Rodney King riots in L.A.

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    Comment by msoltyspl
    15:27 20/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    2ch doing anti-xenophobic remarks ?

    Hypocrisy knows no bounds apparently ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 20/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ah 2ch ... Racists talking about racists ...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 22/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    yep, this was my favorite part:

    “What a horribly racist country. Despicable.”
    “Why do those filthy Koreans..."

    Comment by Anonymous

    where's american? the another racist

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:35 25/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Wait what? LOL. This makes no sense.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 12/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    regarding usa being the most ethnically, culturally and religously diverse country..

    ever heard of canada? :O

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 20/03/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently the Sank shits here don't like the truth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 26/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be fair, our xenophobia is long-toothed and more institutional nowadays. Millenium children may think it paleolithic, but people as young as my mother were fighting for the rights of blacks and foreigners to get an education and marry interracially. We in the USA are no prize pigs ourselves.

    Comment by Anonymous


    USA is far from being free from racism, but we are definitely more ethnically, culturally, and religiously diverse than any other nation on the planet.

    You can't say the same for China, Korea, or Japan.

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    Comment by yaku
    03:20 21/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    While I love some things from Japan, I don't wanna hear criticism from a country where the kids alienate their own peers just because they spent part of their childhood in a foreign country; where they blatantly put signs in their stores saying "no foreigners allowed" and where you're guilty until proven otherwise if arrested.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:01 20/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I seen lots of black people when i go out to shop and it is like an everyday thing to me =.=

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:07 20/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Japanese calling others xenophobes, now I've seen everything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:09 21/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    pot calling kettle black damn right

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:47 22/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Koreans would run from either one apparently...

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    Comment by Holy One
    19:09 23/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen to that. Lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:11 20/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    i'm sure the same reaction would happen in japan (especially curious as to where in korea this partook), koreans and the japanese are so similar it's crazy how much hate there is

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    Comment by Hakurei
    15:20 20/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Koreans and Japanese hate each other due to Japan attacking Korea 2 times with no provocation (1st and 2nd Sino-Japanese war). With Japan being denied their imperial expansion twice, they felt bitter towards Koreans ever since. Japan even went as far as massacring thousands of Koreans living in Japan after the Great Kanto earthquake b/c they blamed Koreans for it. So, from this, it's obvious why Koreans hate Japan as well.
    And yes, Japan would react the same way. The Japanese are very racist against foreigners. For example, my Japanese language teacher (a white man) claimed that some hotels in Japan refused to have his family just b/c they were foreigners.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:03 22/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Its sad the racial prejudices people are forced to grow up around, and it takes a particularly strong person to break away from these injustices (moral injustices) and welcome people they are unfamiliar with with open arms and treat them like a person, that's what we all are :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 21/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    So where are you from?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:06 21/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    I'm from Fuck Your Mother, that's where I'm from, pal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 20/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They blamed Korea for the earthquake? I don't think they realize at least once back then that their country is right there where most earthquakes take place (Ring of Fire). Earthquakes are just plain science explanations....Anyway, I can understand Japan's attack on Korea, but that second one had me facepalm a bit...Korea and Japan hatred for one another has caused plenty of BS one way or another.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:01 22/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a history noob. I'm not even a Japanese and I know you are wrong.
    The Japanese suffered riots and fire after the earthquake, now that is where the Koreans were blamed.

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    Comment by Artefact
    19:01 20/10/2011 # ! Impenetrable

    Neither Sino-Japanese war involved Korea? Japan never actually attacked or invaded Korea, it merely annexed them by treaty as they were too weak to resist. Prior to that the country was controlled by China and Russia in any case.

    This is rather reminiscent of the Koreans who respond that they would attack Japan if North Korea invaded South Korea...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:37 21/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I cannot find anything saying any fighting that took place on Korean soil during the second Sino-Japanese war, but fighting between Japanese and Chinese forces did take place on the Korean peninsula during the first Sino-Japanese. Because the Japanese forces were fighting Chinese forces, I guess to describe it as attacking Korea wouldn't paint an accurate picture, but to say it didn't involve Korea when fighting took place in the country itself would make that false statement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:13 17/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So called- "first Sino-Japanese war" (which is plain wrong because japan invaded korea and china sent some reinforcements)

    Way more than half the wars were fought in Korea. The four major turning point battles were fought by Koreans only. You must have learned history from Japanese Textbooks.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Every time is see this Hakurei post anything about Japan is to spread some untruthful information against Japan...

    Clearly brainwashed by either Korean education or Korean parents... or maybe out of the desperate need of trying to protect his own pride to come up w/ these bullshit propaganda.

    Why are you using Japanese for your handle name or are you gonna say that originated in Korea too?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 21/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Hakurei seems to be a more normal person on Sankaku.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Just an angry korean patriot.

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    Comment by Yandere
    21:49 20/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    also dont forget the dozens of kidnapped victims korea took in to "train" and refused to return to japan. all those families and the older generations are bitter towards korea mostly because of this.

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    Comment by Hakurei
    06:27 22/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    That was North Korea, not South Korea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 22/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    do the Japanese have a thing against only South Korea, or is it both?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:32 20/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Wait... it says even the people working at the supermarket ran away? free snacks for black people :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:35 20/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Do Korean supermarkets have good snacks?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 20/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    yeah, i've stopped by groceries store in k-town here in socal a few times... mainly to check out hot girls but theres good food too ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 12/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ofcourse...they've got meow, woof, quack,neigh and such...have your pick with noodles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:51 22/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know they have something exactly like Pocky called Peppero. That's enough for me.

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    Comment by nazel212
    08:22 23/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Peppero sounds spanish lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:55 21/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Someone should have told them to throw chicken wings to "occupy" the black person.

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    Comment by Jeremie
    19:34 20/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Same old hypocrite comments from 2ch. I'm starting to think that japanese people are real life typical elves. Xenophobic, superiority complex, prefers to keep things to themselves and doesn't welcome people to their land in general.

    I'm glad to live in a region where a lot of immigrants lives. I (somehow) have yet to meet a single jerk from a different nation except for a hindu co-worker but in return, all other hindu people are nice. Hopefully, having a phillipino girlfriend will be a pleasant experience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 22/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    It depends, is your Filipino girlfriend a fob? Cause if she is, there might be a good chance she is a narrow minded gold digger. Just sayin!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 20/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ignorance is dumb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 22/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    ...and the ignorant/dumb are easily swayed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 04/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL. One of Korea's greatest singers is half-black and everyone knows it. GJ finding a troll article.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:55 08/11/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    May I also point out that japanese trolls bashed the shit out of that half black korean singer too on youtube for no damn reason. Japanese sure is a funny people pretending they aren't racist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:51 23/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    A word is enough: LOL!

    Comment by Taylor
    22:41 20/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Either those people are poorly educated morons, or I am for not questioning the legitimacy of this article. There was a long pause between sank stories and then this suddenly appears to stir some shit up. Im sure sank had this article a long time ago saved up for a time when their fail reporting had nothing to post. Few things gets people stirred up and talking like racism.

    Sank needed a hot button issue to post because they had nothing. You all fell for it x3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 20/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    totally opposite attitude to some japanese women who 'appreciates' black ppl...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:53 20/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Japanese women appreciate foreign men in general. Look how Japanese men treat them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 20/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And if it's between the average black dick or the average Japanese dick well, you have your answer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:13 21/10/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    @Anon 03:26, there are no girls in your real life either though. Your figmas and onaholes don't count as female, loser.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 21/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    19:06 I'm a girl, so yes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:23 24/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Sorry, that's engineer loser. That makes a whoooole lot of difference. Why didn't you say you were an engineer sooner?

    So does your title make you feel any better for yourself in spite of the fact you fail with women and have to characterize 50% of the human race as succubi even though it's you that's the root of your own failure?

    There are a lot of men getting pussy worldwide guy, but somehow it's the women's fault you can't get laid? LMAO you just got all sorts of lame excuses.

    Why not put that big deal title to use and engineer yourself some skills, dickface.

    P.S.: You are still a loser. Titles don't mean shit if you are taking yourself out of the gene pool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:58 22/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anon 3:21
    pic please

    Comment by Anonymous

    you seem to like penises

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 22/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    @Anon 22:13, Oh really? Loser? Sorry to dissapoint but I am engineer. I just decided that I do no need real woman in my life as they just siphoned my hard earned money like a succubus.

    At least I am out of that vicious cycle of alimony.

    I win.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:26 21/10/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    There is no girl on my internet.

    Comment by Anonymous

    some people like copulating with niggers ,some like it with sheep . Just because some people are into bestiality it doesnt give you a reason to gloat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 21/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Why do we have all these losers who think it's cool to sound like ignorant inbred white trash hicks?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:20 21/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    isnt assuming that he is white on some level doing the same thing? Totally right about the loser trash part though.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @ 03:22

    I don't know. Why do we have so many sanctimonious, self righteous asshholes on Sancom who think they are above it all and freely criticize those of a differing opinion.

    Get out of your yuppie confine and try living in a black neighborhood for a while and get back to me. Wonder if you'll have changed your mind?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Greetings. I am of the rainbow race and I agree with that bestiality comment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:11 21/10/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    I can practically hear the twang in your voice. Why, it just wreaks of inbred trailer park sex!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 21/10/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I think that twang is your mind snapping from fapping to too many underage kids. You're critcizing him!!!??? That's a hoot!!

    Comment by Anonymous


    Snapping makes a snap sound, dumbshit. Who the fuck signed your diploma, shit for brains?

    Who says "hoot" anyways these days? Howdy Doody wants his chaps back, fuckface.

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