And, crucially, it doesn’t just poke fun at the obvious negatives, but also at the public discourses surrounding the industry. Namely, the hypocrisy of the men who loudly criticize women who get operations, yet shamelessly admire the results.
In addressing such a gendered contradiction, it strongly reminds of the messages in Miss A‘s (미쓰에이) Bad Girl, Good Girl (배드걸 굿걸). It also happens to be hilarious too, one of several skits by the Brown Eyed Girls (브라운아이드걸스) on the show last week.
In this one, the main character is Narsha (나르샤), joined by co-member JeA (제아) and Miryo (미료) (Ga-in /가인 is absent). None of the other actors are familiar, but I can find out who they are if anyone is interested:
Here’s my translation. Apologies in advance for any mistakes, but frankly there were some very new words that even my wife didn’t know (let alone be in my smartphone dictionary), and of course the swear words especially are open to interpretation!
너 코도 했지?
난 자연 미인이 좋아
You got double-eyelid surgery, right?
A nose-job too, yes?
I [only] like natural beauties.
아무리 예뻐도 성형하면 싫어
웃겨 니들 사실 알아보지도 못해 (병X들)
니들이 좋아하는 얘네도 다 한 거야
X같은 것들이 항상 성괴라고 욕해
However pretty we become, you hate it when we get cosmetic surgery
That’s funny…you guys don’t actually recognize us (jerks!)
The girls you like, got everything done
Guys like that always swear at [criticize?] women who become “plastic surgery monsters”
고경표 신동엽 강진도 헀을걸?
눈했어 코 했어 그래 싹 다 바꿨어 턱했어
(압구정역 4번 출구)
맞았어 넣었어 그래 싹 다 갈았어 다헀어
(강남역 10번 출구)
프프프플라스틱 페이스 (x4)
Probably Go-gyeong Pyo, Shin Dong-yeob, and Gang-jin all got it done
[People] get their eyes done, their noses done…they change everything…they get their jaws done
(Apgujeong Station Exit #4)
That’s right, they put [botox? silicone?] in…Really, they change everything
(Gangnam Station, Exit #10)
Plastic Face (x4)
네 여자친구 성형 안했을 거 같지
했어도 눈코 정도 했을 겉 같지 (x밥들)
들어 봤니 눈코 입돌려 깎기 양약
너 환장하는 그 가슴은 물방울 코젤
너보다 훨 알럽 의느님
You think your girlfriend didn’t get anything done?
And even if you think she did, you think she just got her eyes and nose done? (You fucking dickheads)
Have you heard of maxillofacial surgery, which involves breaking the upper and lower jaw?
The breasts you’re crazy about are just saline implants
Oh oh, oh oh oh ~
She will probably love her Doctor God more than you
니얼굴 내얼굴 다 똑같아
프프프플라스틱 페이스 (x4)
또또또 똑같아 모두다 같아
They’re the same, they’re the same
Their faces are all the same
Did they all get them done in Apgujeong?
Plastic Face (x4)
They’re all the same, they’re all the same
우릴 욕할 때가 아냐 거울 좀봐
눈코 입은 요좀 헐값
눈코 입을 달아
세트로 하면 디씨돼
부끄럽게 생각 마
It’s not time to swear at us, look at yourself in the mirror
Nose, eye, and mouth-jobs are so cheap
With the money for a brand name bag
You can get a new face
If you get them all done as a set you can get a discount
If you get them done with your friends at the same time, you can get even more of a discount
Don’t be embarrassed
Confidence is important
당당해 당당해 우린 너무 당당해
(과거 사진 X까라해)
네 얼굴에 가려진 매력들
(넌시X 존X 매력있어)
프프프플라스틱 페이스 (x2)
Bold, Confident, We are all so bold and confident
We are satisfied
(Don’t you ever fucking show old photos)
Bring out those changes to your face that you hid
(You’re fucking hot now)
(Hat tip to dogdyedblack)
Update: Naturally, a translation from earlier today popped up shortly after I finished this post. But which I couldn’t find at all when I decided to write it!
Swallowing my pride (and several hours’ worth of effort), I have to admit that it’s much better than mine (although—*sniff*—I still disagree with a few lines here and there):