Allow Me To Explain | Letters | Chicago Reader

Allow Me To Explain 

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe


Dear Mr. Adams:

I used to enjoy reading the Straight Dope until I read your explanation of "fan deaths" in Korea [September 12], particularly the last paragraph, "So nice to hear from a guy who knows what he's doing. Maybe someday Koreans will get the same opportunity."

It then became clear to me that the Straight Dope is not a column written by a mature writer of high wit but an outlet of prejudice and bigotry written by an immature, puny excuse for a writer.

So nice to live in a country where publishers that associate with such people lose substantial business. Not to mention our liberties of boycotting and the Internet, where news like this would spread like wildfire unless a public apology is made.

A gay Korean who has endured your gay-bashing in exchange for laughs, but can't betray his country

Cecil Adams replies:

My comment was not directed at Koreans in general but at the Korean medical authorities who allow this absurd urban legend to persist.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Bernhardt/Hamlet Goodman Theatre
September 14
October 16

Tabbed Event Search

Popular Stories