Korea's New Internet Meme: Beautiful Female Stars' Eye Bag Removal and Addition

Korean netizens are quite notoriously known for their detailed photoshop skills. They cut, paste, enlarge, shrink, skew and stretch pictures of celebrities to give them imagined surgerical effects, weight loss, breast enhancements, dental adjustments and so on. Therefore, many popular Internet meme’s have trended in the past. One of the most popular and recognizable memes is probably creating a picture of two celebrities imaginery child. 

(Ko So Young and Jang Dong Gun’s imaginary photoshop children.)

With that, there has been a recent trend that has been gathering explosive responses. It is removing or adding the eye bags (“aegyo sal”, different from the dark, saggy eye bags from exhaustion) from the faces of some of the most beautiful actresses. As simple and trivial as it sounds, in some cases, it may make a difference to how one looks. In other cases, it doesn’t quite make that much of a difference, but something is very off-putting in the once beautiful faces of female stars. This has caused much amusement and this trend is quickly spreading like wildfire.

Pictures of celebrities such as Lee Na Young, Goo Hye Sun, Han Ga In, Kim Tae Hee, Sung Yuri, Hwang Jung Eum, Kara’s Han Seung Yeon and Park Gyuri fell into the hands of the netizens who have altered their face by removing or adding eye bags. 

Check out some of the before and afters below!

Eye Bag Removal

The beloved Goo Hye Sun without her cute eye bags truly looks different!


Kim Tae Hee, eye bag-less.


Sung Yuri


Lee Na Young also looks like a different person!


Hwang Jung Eum, on the other hand, pretty much looks the same.


Han Ga In, also looking a little off without her eye bags.


Han Seung Yeon, who is famous for her charming eye bags, looks a bit more mature without them.


Addition of Eye Bags

Doesn’t Park Gyuri look a little more like her fellow Kara member, Han Seung Yeon?


TV personality Eva may actually look better with eye bags!


Jin Bora


What do you think about this trending Internet meme?


picture credits to: blog.naver.com/rosecroi

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