Chinese Women Detained At South Korean Airport After Plastic Surgery

By Gayathri Anuradha|

Three Chinese women were stranded in South Korea after they were barred from boarding a flight back home due to a plastic surgery that rendered their faces unrecognizable.

According to the Chinese publication, Shanghaiist, the women were not allowed onto their return flight after security officials couldn’t confirm that their faces post the surgery matched with those in their passports.

The unidentified women flew last week to the country during China’s Golden Week, a national holiday in which residents of the country are encouraged to take paid vacations that begin around October 1, reports said.

The moral question is: Why do women and men undergo plastic surgery when there is no moral or medical imperative to do so?

In pictures of the three women shared online, they were seen sitting at a South Korean airport, with their passports in hand, and their faces appeared to be swollen, wrapped up in bandages.

According to reports, the photo was first posted on Weibo by Chinese TV presenter Jian Huahua on Sunday and has since been taken down. Jian captioned that these women were detained and questioned by the immigration authorities after they could not be identified from photos on their passports even after they displayed their tickets and various documents.

Reports stated Jian also said in her caption: “Even your own mother would not recognize you.”

“They look so scary,” one Weibo user commented. Another commented on their decision to go under the knife: “Why can’t you just love yourself the way you are?” said News Asia. The picture was liked more than 51,000 times and shared more than 23,000 times.

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Credit/Source: International Business Times/Globe Afrique Media

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