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Erik Matti under fire for calling K-dramas, 'faux cinderella stories with belo-fied actors whiter than white'

Netizens slammed Filipino director Erik Matti after he criticized Korean dramas (K-drama) in a tweet last Tuesday.

According to Matti, Filipino movies and television series are "doomed in the future" after learning that K-dramas were dominating Netflix's top ten most viewed content during the enhanced community quarantine, set in place to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

He said K-dramas are "faux cinderella stories with belofied actors whiter than white. And it's all about love in the midst of this pandemic."



In the Philippines, Belo clinics are well-known for its excellent cosmetic dermatology services, which explains Matti's term, "Belo-fied."

Some netizens replied to the director listing Korean dramas that he could watch to understand what it is about them that had put them in the Top 10 list in the Philippines.

















As of writing the Top 10 series on Netflix are mostly composed of Korean dramas including "Hi Bye Mama!," "Crash Landing on You," "Itaewon Class," "The King Eternal Monarch," "Fight For My Way," and "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim."

But other series and films from around the world figured in the Top 10 too, including "Prison Break" on #1, Filipino film "For the Broken Hearted" on #2, "Money Heist" on #6, and "Too Hot To Handle" on #9.

GMA News Online has reached out to Matti through his Instagram account. — Jannielyn Ann Bigtas/LA, GMA News