Korean Men’s Association Petitions Against Film "You’re My Pet"


The Korean Men’s Association has filed a petition for an injunction against the film, “You’re My Pet.”

The Korean Men’s Association posted a link on their homepage to a legal petition that will force “You’re My Pet” to cease from playing in theaters. They voiced that the film is degrading to men and the concept of a female “owner” and a male “dog” is sexist and inhumane. They also emphasize their point by asking how people would react if the role was reversed and it was a male owner and a female dog. They ended the note by saying that these kinds of concepts should not be treaded upon, even if it is for entertainment. 

“You’re My Pet” is expected to hit theaters on November 10 and the VIP premiere was held on November 1. You can read more about the synopsis here

Sources from the film addressed this matter by saying, “We haven’t fully looked into this as of right now. After a thorough investigation, we will search for a countermeasuring plan.”

Here is the full translation of the petition:

Petition For an Injunction Against “You’re My Pet” Starring Jang Geun Suk and Kim Ha Neul

The film, “You’re My Pet,” which will open on November 10, is a self-acclaimed “romance (?)” about a female “owner” and a male “dog,” and their relationship between an owner and a pet.

It is evident that many people have expressed interest in this film through viewing clips of the previews. Then we will ask the female population of those viewers. If the role of the “pet” was given to the female, and if the female “dog” had to obey and heed to a male “owner,” would this movie still be considered to have romance and melodrama?

Half of the world consist of females and half consist of males. It’s not difficult to think about being in the others’ shoes and in order for males and females to coexist, it is necessary to do so. 

“The Good Tramp, The Bad Tramp, The Weird Tramp” (referencing to the film “The Good Guy, The Bad Guy, The Weird Guy,” starring Lee Byung Hun and Jung Woo Sung) Can you imagine a movie like that?

A female “owner” and a male “dog” — Perhaps some people will say that we’re making a big deal out of something that was created for fun. However, a person’s character should not be defiled, even if it is for fun. Furthermore, love can overcome the difference between wealth and poverty, education, social status, age and nationality. However, love is possible only on the premise of having the dignity and value for each human being.

Females, if you enjoyed the notion of a male who is attentive and listens to you like a “dog” then please think about the notion of begging like a “dog” for love from a man.

The Korean Men’s Association has filed a petition of injunction against the film, “You’re My Pet,” to the Seoul Central District Court – file number 2011-2720.

A container that holds water is a water pitcher. A container that holds alcohol is an alcohol bottle. A container that holds garbage is a garbage can.The smallest wisdom that chooses good movies to watch may cleanse the mind.Thank you.

What do you think? Is the concept of “You’re My Pet” inappropriate and degrading?