Do You Know The “Do You Know Club” in Korea?

Before BTS performed at the Grammys and Korean food received worldwide attention, Koreans, especially Korean journalists, were curious about how much people from other countries know about Korea and its culture.

Andrew Garfield saying, “I love Korea. I also like Korean food. I like Bibimbap and Korean culture.”

Whenever Korean journalists and reporters had a chance to interview someone famous from other countries, they asked something like, “Do you know (something or someone famous from Korea)?” It was a question to see if one had ever heard anything about Korea.

A parody about the “Do You Know Club” by SNL Korea. ????
The reporter is asking, “Do you know ‘Gangnam style’?”

But the funny thing was that these questions were too random and irrelevant for the interviews. That’s when the “Do You Know Club” was created as a sarcastic joke among Koreans. But as Korean culture has become famous around the world, the club is nowadays recognized as a “Hall of Fame.”

“Do You Know Club” meme 1

Many different categories are included in the “Do You Know Club”, such as people, characters, TV shows, K-pop bands, etc. Today, we want to share some of the people who made Korea proud. (Of course, there are so many people who have made Korea proud and we selected a few of them.) 

Let’s see how many people you recognize!

“Do You Know Club” meme 2

1. Son Heung-min: A forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur who won the Golden Boot in 2022.

2. PSY: “Gangnam Style.”

3. BTS: First Korean band to hit #1 in the Billboard Chart.

4. Blackpink: First Korean band to headline Coachella.

5. Jisung Park: A midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United. The first Asian player to have won the UEFA Champions League.

6. Yuna Kim: A figure skater who is the 2010 Olympic champion and the 2014 Olympic silver medalist.

7. Yeon-koung Kim: A volleyball player who used to be #1 in world ranking.

8. Faker: League of Legends player who is considered to be the best player of all time.

9. Se-dol Lee: The only Go player of 9 dan rank who beat the AlphaGo software

10. Bum-kun Cha: A football player, known as “Cha Boom”, who is regarded as one of the greatest Asian footballers of all time. 

11. Sumi Jo: The Grammy winner soprano who was praised by the great conductor Karajan.

12. Bong Joon-ho: A film director who’s famous for the thriller movie “Parasite.”

13. Se-ri Park: A golfer who inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017. She is the youngest-ever winner of the U.S. Women’s Open at just 20-year-old age.

14. Yoon Yeo-jung: An actress who won an Oscar at the age of 74 for the film “Minari.”

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