Naked News Korea
Toronto-based Naked News (whose Asian anchors have been featured here and here) has branched out even further by recently launching its Korean affiliate. The announcement was made at a press conference in Seoul earlier this month (above).
However, Naked News Korea won't really be naked. They will have two versions; an "adult" version, where the anchors will just be topless, and a (no kidding) "teen" version, where the anchors will be clad in bikinis and lingerie. Users will have to log in to the site using their Korean national ID numbers, which is how their age will be determined.
The Korean Naked Newscasting team will be comprised of nine beautiful anchors, ages 22-27 (actual ages, not "Korean ages"), who, like all their Naked News counterparts in other countries, will deliver all the top regional and international news stories with dedicated professionalism....while they're disrobing. Of course and unfortunately, unlike their counterparts in other countries, the Korean anchors will only strip to a certain point.
The newscasting team posing together at the press conference
Kim Jae-kyung delivering news on a North Korean missile launch
Choi Seon-yi with the international report
Lee Shi-hyo gives the weather forecast
This is definitely unforseen.
My two favourite things in this world... Naked girls and Koreans. Too bad its not full nudity=p
This show needs HD.
I wonder why they're not doing it fully nude. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt the ratings.
Just looked at the list of anchors on the site, wow.
wylde8: Korean laws are incredibly strict. Even in adult films, nothing besides top is shown. (Underground / amateur stuff is different, but that's because it's not commercial)
Now the news can't be boring with these ladies. ;)
Interesting. Koreans are usually very conservative.
smoking news achors, yayks!
I like this idea of signing in with your national ID. It wouldn't only ensure that underage people can't view something but can you imagine how much better the internet would be if people had to have their real name listed before leaving a stupid comment? Of course it's open to abuse but interesting non the less.
so how do us non-koreans get to view this?
When I first glanced at this article, I thought it said Naked News NORTH Korea, which was really a shock.
No topless pictures available?
bicyclistjs88: Right now we can't, we'll have to wait until some Koreans start to upload it to various 'sharing' sites. Koreans are good at that so it shouldn't take too long.
AlienOverlord, what about having your name on a list of porn lovers? There are better ways (like a credit card), instead of trusting the government with your sexual preferences.
thanks jdrevenge. do you know a good sharing site? are you going to be keeping track of these videos? i'd love to see them, but i'm afraid i don't know korean that well, which is sometimes inhibitory to finding stuff :(
I'll keep an eye out for them. If I come across them, I'll let you know.
As far as sites go, I know some that might end up having them, but they're private, invite only Korean sites. I'll help you get in if I ever find the videos though.
Hong Kong has/had a version too. Not sure if it's still running though. http://www.asiaarts.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=8406
thanks jdrevenge. want my email
How old are we? Shall we take the topless one or bikini one?
Here are bloopers from Naked News JAPAN
Very disappointing about the lack of actual nakedness.
Naked News Korea is under review by a standards board for sexual content, including an episode talking about female orgasms:
But, there are dozens of more sexual programs regularly on Korean TV, so I wonder if this is just an attack on a foreign import?
Yep, looks done. A very shady businessman seems to have ruined it.