Korean Soccer Team Seats Female Sex Dolls In The Audience… Sports Fans Outraged By The Apology That Followed

“Don’t be obtuse. You’re not fooling anyone.”

Against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), South Korean soccer teams have been carrying out their matches without any live audience. To fill the empty seats, the teams came up with different ideas. Daegu City used the team’s mascot plushies to create a supportive message for the players…

Daegu FC Seats

… while Ansan City used the young citizens’ self-drawn portraits to share good vibes.

Ansan Greeners FC

On the other hand, Seoul City’s FC Seoul seated “mannequins“…

FC Seoul’s Logo

… which, according to eagle-eyed sports fans, are allegedly female sex dolls.

The message reads “FC Seoul Hwaiting”

Sports fans pointed out that the “enlarged breasts and nipples” are giveaways to show these are sex dolls, not mannequins:

They also noted that the names being used on the posters held up by these dolls actually belong to adult content live streamers — and that these dolls are actively marketed online as sex dolls to have been designed after such streamers.

The poster reads, “FC Seoul Park Joo Young Hwaiting by Chaero”

This doll features private parts designed after the cutie-sexy BJ Chaero’s real parts.

— Marketing Material

Korean soccer fans grew outraged by the management for “not suspecting” the said-mannequins’ “obvious visuals.

  • “Are they f*cking kidding me right now? And they call themselves a soccer team? Just stop making excuses and f*cking apologize.”
  • “Wow. It makes no sense that they didn’t know what they were doing. Look at the pictures. Anyone can tell, LMAO.”
  • “This has obviously been intentional. LOL. People of all ages watch soccer games. And to try selling sex dolls on a match… Wow. Where are your morals, people?”
  • “This is disgusting. Shows how educated FC Seoul is as a team.”
  • “How insane is this? I can’t help but associate this with the team’s intellectual level.”

In response to the growing criticism, FC Seoul released an official apology — though in which they insisted that the marketing department confirmed with the suppliers of the dolls that they are “not meant to be for sexual use.” The team explained that “The mannequins meant to serve as entertainment, as an attempt to lighten the mood in this difficult times.” The team then promised, “This will never happen again and the team will pay closer attention to matters like this.

[We Apologize To The Fans] We would like to apologize to the fans. We are deeply sorry about the mannequins that were seated during the May 17, 2020 match. However, we would like to clarify that while these mannequins have been made to look and feel like real humans, they are not for sexual use — as confirmed by the manufacturer. We had them supplied by a company named Dalcom, which claimed they are clothing mannequins. We double, triple checked that they are not for sexual use. Prior to supplying them to us, Dalcom had these mannequins returned from its streamer management label. In this process, they had been given names of the streamers. That is the only reason there is an association with the streamers. We failed to check up on this part and that is indeed our fault. We apologize…

— FC Seoul Management

Unfortunately, sports fans remain not at all convinced by the statement.

  • “Even if on paper, it is said to be non-sexual, they should have realized while installing the mannequins. Don’t be obtuse. You’re not fooling anyone.”
  • “And no one, while seating that many mannequins, thought twice to ask if this is really going to be okay? Do they think we’re dumb?”
  • “I don’t believe the representatives didn’t notice the abnormalities. I can see what a dumb group of administrators make up this team’s management.”
  • “There must have been a countless number of people involved in getting that approved, shipped, dressed, and seated. In that process, no one thought to question the visuals of these mannequins? And if, like they said, they had to check multiple times with the supplier about the nature of the mannequins… They could have opted for an entirely different supplier. Did they think about that?”
  • “Why would clothing mannequins need those giant breasts with pointy nipples?”
  • “This apology only upsets me more. Do you know how many mannequin suppliers there are in Seoul? But of course they didn’t intentionally pick that particular one.”
  • “Didn’t know, my ass. This only shows how incompetent they are as a whole.”

With that said, sports fans believe FC Seoul is potentially to face a disciplinary measure — “as they should.”

Currently, per Section 19 of the Korean Soccer League’s advertisement policy, all advertisements which deem “inappropriate in a sexual or aggressive manner” are prohibited and subject to penalization.

Source: THEQOO (1) and (2)