Yoo Ah-in philosophy on masculinity

May Lee, Feb. 23, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

For Yoo Ah-in, self-awareness is the key to being attractive. He said in an interview with a local fashion magazine that the most attractive men and women are the ones who know themselves. Yoo appeared on the cover of the magazine’s March issue, which was its first “man edition.”

He was asked what kind of man he thinks is most masculine. 

“To be most masculine is to be most humanlike and to be oneself. To be feminine is the same,” he said. “Each individual is different. I hope us to focus on such differences while we unite as one.”

He said he was a feminist since he wants everyone to be equal and no one to be discriminated against. 

“I think our society now is suffering to make headway in that direction (against discrimination),” he said. “I hope people embrace each other, if their reason to let people know that they are right is for a better society. I hope they do not use their conviction as a blade.”

The 30-year-old actor made his debut as a child actor in 2003 and was put to stardom with his starring on KBS’ drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” in 2010. His works include the 2015 comedy-action film “Veteran,” which has drawn over 13.4 million viewers domestically. 

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