For the past two months, the Korean American housewife had made daily headlines in South Korea after her speaking tour on her travels to North Korea sparked controversy and became the target of right-wing attacks. At one of the events, the detonation of a homemade bomb forced the evacuation of 200 people.
Seriously, this is pretty fucked up. I have seen a slow and creeping action against citizens of Korea for utter non-sense ideas.
I do have a rather large question about this part though:
Seol-gyeong talked about her boyfriend, and another guide worried about his children’s education.
I would need much more context but in my experience, Koreans are NOT that open to people they don’t know. Yet one thing I do hear tons of, is how Pyongyang is their ‘propaganda city’. Meaning everything is very different there than anywhere else in the country and purposely designed to make things look better than they really are. I’ve not read her book but it would be interesting to see what she covers in it and note what seems plausible and what does not.