People paid attention to the reactions of foreigners who watched Netflix’s original series “All of Us Are Dead”.
On Jan 31st, a video titled “<All of Us Are Dead> French people’s opposite reactions” was uploaded on the YouTube channel “French Hotteok”.
Somin, a Frenchman who appeared in the video, expressed her thoughts on scenes depicting sexual assault in this controversial work.
When asked “Is there any criticism towards sexual harassment scenes among teenagers?”, Somin replied, “Why do they have to criticize? Isn’t that reality?”
Upon hearing that “There are a lot of articles about this topic in Korea. It’s just sensational”, Somin explained, “I think this is the focus of this drama. One of the best scenes in the drama was when a woman (victim) who broke her cell phone walked through a playground full of zombies, recalling what the students who turned into zombies had done to her in the past. This is a scene that shows that ‘bullying’ is at the center of this drama.”
She then shared her thoughts, “I think the scenes that show a wide variety of harassment, such as violence, bullying and sexual violence, are absolutely necessary. Because there are actually people like this.”
Finally, she added, “For me, this drama was for the minority. I’m not saying that it’s all well drawn, but this virus was created to fight the fear caused by bullying or violence. Therefore, I think it’s necessary to describe all kinds of harassment.”
Earlier in Korea, controversy arose over the scene depicting sexual assault in episode 1 of “All of Us Are Dead”. Some netizens criticized the scene as “too sensational” and “unnecessary”.
Netflix’s original series “All of Us Are Dead” tells the story of students, who are trapped in their school where the zombie virus began, struggling to survive together while waiting for a rescue.
Shortly after its simultaneous release in over 190 countries around the world on Jan 28th, it topped the streaming platform’s charts in 54 countries including Canada, France and Japan.