This year's Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea garnered plenty of attention, partly due to North Korea announcing it will launch a satellite later in April (resulting in the halt of any American food aid to the impoverished nation, which is probably the most logical decision to make at this point).
Other factors definitely contributed to putting this year's nuclear summit higher up on the global radar: President Obama's remarks about North Korea (as he stood at the DMZ looking through binoculars) as well as him speaking in Korean to his delighted audience in Seoul (not his first time!).
But "Ladygate" may be what really gets everyone riled up--online, anyway. Videos of "Beer Girl," a mystery woman on the Seoul subways, have Koreans buzzing on the internet for her socially-unacceptable decisions and behavior in the wake of the summit. Most recently she was smoking cigarettes in a subway car, much to the chagrin of her fellow passengers, including one grumpy ajushhi (older man) who had no problem incessantly poking his cane (or is it an umbrella?) in her face.
Little does he know, this "Beer Girl" is not your typical Korean woman who kowtows to elders, as you can see from these images and video below.
Videos of subway incidents have become such a norm online the past few years that I almost expected way more violence when watching this. But this is Seoul, not New York City, and clearly there's a huge difference in how people react when provoked in these situations. I'm unsure of her intentions, but she may have what we call "issues."