How Koreans Reacted to Elliot Page Coming Out
Hello, brave Korean learners! I'm Ari, your friendly Korean reporter. Today I brought a bunch of tweets reacting to Elliot Page who recently came out as a transgender. Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, is popular here in Korea as well for her roles in Inception and Umbrella Academy. Inception is one of my favorite movies so I was surprised by the news as well. But as what we, Koreans, are quickly adjust to changes, Naver, the country's biggest search engine, immediately changed her(now his) profile as below on the day of announcement.
And many Koreans supported her decision. Read summarized translations below.
일찍 자고 일찍 일어난 탐라분을 위한 알림— No.171 천벽😎 (@biquenaelum) December 1, 2020
엘렌 페이지(바냐 본체)->엘리엇 페이지로 이름 바꾸셨습니다. 트렌스젠더로 커밍아웃하셨고, 이제 선호하는 대명사는 he/they라고 하네요!
성소수자로 배척당한 경험이 있는 엘리엇이 다시 한 번 용기를 내 우리에게 알려 준 것에 박수와 응원을 보냅니다! pic.twitter.com/Mux74i0WLs
👉Ellen Page changed her name as Elliot Page and came out as a transgender. He had a hard time as one of sexual minority before, now he got up the courage again and opened up to us. I want to give him my support and a big clap!
엘리엇페이지가 엘렌페이지보다 출연료를 더 많이 받았으면 좋겠다는 생각이나 한다.— 서섬 (@___seom) December 2, 2020
남녀배우 소득격차 2배라는거 생각나서.
젠더차별혐오 별거 있나 출연료 보면 알지.
출처 사진속. pic.twitter.com/oC259Fh2js
👉 I just hope Elliot Page gets more salary than Ellen Page since there's a huge salary gap between actors and actresses.
같은 논바이너리 트랜스 남성으로서, 오랜 시간동안 여성으로 알려져있던 유명인이 트랜스 남성으로 커밍아웃하기까지 얼마나 고민이 많았을지, 자신을 숨기면서 받은 고통이 얼마나 컸을지 상상이 가지 않습니다. 엘리엇 페이지를 응원합니다 🥺💕👍 We love you Elliot Page! pic.twitter.com/kJY52Ti5oU— 원주🧭they/he (@evgenidavis) December 1, 2020
👉 As a trans myself, I can't imagine how difficult it would be for a famous actress to come out as a trans. It must've been really hard to hide what he really are. I support Elliot Page!
엘리엇이라고 불러달라는데 "엘렌"이라고 하며 이게 진정으로 당신이 행복해지는 길이라 믿냐고 착잡하다는 사람도 봤는데 만약에 엘리엇 페이지가 이 커밍아웃으로 불행해진다면 당신 같은 사람들 때문이겠지. 자신에게 맞는, 최선을 길을 찾아가는 사람을 어떻게든 주저앉히려 드는 사람들.— 브리라순자 (@not_unot_u) December 2, 2020
👉 Some people keep calling him 'Ellen' while he wants to be called as 'Elliot.' It will be all because of them if he becomes miserable for his announcement. Don't try to discourage the person who is pursuing his life.
엘리엇 페이지의 커밍아웃에 아쉬워하지 않았으면 좋겠다 그가 처음 커밍아웃했을 때 많은 레즈비언들에게 힘을 준 것은 안다 더 이상 당신들이 공감하던 공동의 정체성을 나누지 않지만 그는 여전히 그때부터 지지해온 모든 것들과 함께하는 사람이다— N⚜️ (@N_Out393) December 1, 2020
👉 I know some lesbians feel sorry for losing a good fellow. But I want them to know that he's the same person as he was before. He still supports everything they stand for.
I made this post to let LGBTs or anyone who's afraid of being who they are know that many Koreans, including me, support them. No one should suffer from being what they really are. I hope you (reading this post) be happy doing your thing and being who you are!