I've tried to google answers to this, but couldn't find anything particular to Seoul/South Korea. I want to take my sister to South Korea next spring - its been her dream to visit Asia ever since I can remember and she's turning 30 this year. When I asked her if she would go, she was a lot less enthusiastic than I imagined she would be, and explained that it's because she's overweight and doesn't want to be laughed at or made fun of.
I know this is her dream; she's obsessed with K-Pop and K-Dramas. I don't want her to feel like she has to give up on her dream because of her weight, but I also don't want to reassure her that nobody will treat her badly because of her weight when I have no idea if they will. When I was an exchange student in Japan, my host mother called me fat almost daily, even though I only weighed about 70kg. But that was Japan, and a family I was staying with - not Korea and interacting with strangers.
Would her weight be a problem in Korea? Would people treat her badly?
Thanks so much!