JoongAng Daily on Korean bars denying entrance to dirty, HIV-ridden foreigners:
“He went on to explain, ‘We have a policy that we don’t let foreigners in, but in this case we can make an exception,’ he said, adding, ‘but please tell your friend that she can’t come back with her foreigner friends.’
The owner said he put up the sign because his bar was being overtaken by foreigners. He said it was difficult for him to interact with non-Korean customers because he couldn’t speak English and added that Korean patrons don’t enjoy a multicultural vibe. ‘You know, the drinking cultures of Koreans and non-Koreans are too different. They don’t mesh well together,’ he said.”
I dunno. Discrimination isn’t cool, but I’ve seen way too many incidents of assholish behavior on the part of my fellow ex-pats to really give many fucks about this.
And honestly, if you’ve ever been turned away from a shitty Wa Bar you make bad life decisions in general.