Seriously, though this issue is a hot topic here and is becoming conflated out of proportion. But I don't think there is anything wrong with a strong group of people peacefully protesting this import of American beef. I think if you look at from an objective view point you could see that the protesters feel strongly against their President not making it clear to them why this is a good idea.
I think it may be important to ask a Korean how they feel about it and so I asked Bo Kwan. He tells me it is more about being against the President. Also not all Koreans are up in arms over this and even some feel that the protesters are going too far.
Some might ask whether this colors the perception Koreans have of Americans?
Actually I don't think so because it has to do more with the internal policies of the Korean government.
But it certainly is interesting to have the image of this in your mind:
Earlier on Saturday, about a dozen farmers in traditional funeral clothes marched to the protest site, carrying signs with anti-government slogans - along with the severed head of a cow. BBC newsFor me it doesn't really make me think twice about the beef I eat over here, because in general I am thinking about several things anyways about the food I eat. I just see this thing as something that will boil over, possibly into a tasty soup.