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Tak Hyun-min accompanying the president to the U.S.

Posted June. 27, 2017 07:21,   

Updated June. 27, 2017 07:37


A new story brings out each day and the story is about Tak Hyun-min, an official of the Chief of the Presidential Protocol Office, who is recently criticized for his biased view toward women. In his book "Guidebook of Men’s Mind," he said, “It’s like a terror attack against men if a woman with a flat chest wears a tank top.” Also, he said, “Even pregnant teachers were hot” in another book titled, "The More I Talk, The Freer I Become." It is not the end of the story. His 2012 postings on social media made him under fire again.

"Comparing to the spectacular history of the birdbrain party relating to sexual harassment that lasts until today, comments of Kim Yong-min are nothing. It is like a traffic signal violation. If what he said should be regarded as a sexual harassment, the comment should also be regarded as the elder abuse when we call former President Chun Doo-hwan as a murderer or the animal abuse for calling former President Lee Myung-bak as a rat. That’s what I saw on twitter this morning." He posted as such to take sides with Kim Yong-min, the host of podcast Naggomsu (or I am a Petty-Minded Creep) for Kim’s previous comment on former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Kim, who ran for the 2012 general election, said to rape and kill the secretary and came under fire. Tak once called the U.S. president as a "warmonger."

Presidential Secretary for Civil Affairs Cho Kuk, who was leading Kim’s supporters at that time, tweeted that he was shocked to hear what the candidate said 10 years ago in the video clip and Kim must apologize as it was clearly wrong regardless of the context and reason. It seems that liberals have conflicting opinions on Tak now as they did in the past. Minjoo Party spokesperson Baek Hye-ryun said that both Cheong Wa Dae and Tak should make a decision. But the party said nothing after receiving text bombs.


Tak Hyun-min will accompany President Moon Jae-in to the U.S. this time. He went to the Himalayas with the president in the past. The opposition parties pointed out that it is inappropriate for an official who insulted the president of an ally as a warmonger accompanies the president but Cheong Wa Dae did not respond. According to the book titled, "The World of Presidential Protocol," the Chief of the Presidential Protocol Office plans and implements the entire patterns of behavior of Cheong Wa Dae. I am concerned that Tak make people doubt on the level of behavioral patterns of Cheong Wa Dae. We know that President Moon wants to hire the same number of men and women officers in his cabinet. Then, he should not cover up for Tak. The question is who dares to tell the truth.