“Do you know who I am? I am MARGARET CHO! I deserve to be naked if I want to”

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:41 am

When faced with such a direct question, pretty much the entire planet would respond thusly:  “Who?”

This freak thinks rather highly of herself.

Comedian Margaret Cho wrote an essay for women’s blog Jezebel, saying she received a talking to at Korean L.A. spa Aroma Spa & Sports Monday morning due to her tattooed body.

The spa’s patrons generally use it in the nude. Cho says that a woman who worked at the spa came up to her, asked her to step out of the sauna, and told her, “I was making the women there upset with my heavily tattooed body. She was really sorry and embarrassed about it, and I felt bad, but I was actually enraged.”

Cho responded by pulling the celebrity card and saying in Korean, “Do you know who I am? I am Margaret Cho!”

The woman at the spa explained the taboo nature of tattoos in Korean culture, and Cho responded that she was aware of that. She agreed to cover herself up as much as possible, but still felt disapproving looks from those around her.

They were probably also offended by her protruding rolls of fat and surly attitude.

Cho’s got a unique view of her so-called rights.

This is something I have never done -– I actually said, in Korean “Do you know who I am? I am MARGARET CHO!” She realized who I was, and she was horrified! She said she did know me, and had seen me and was familiar with my work, and she apologized even more profusely and tried to explain that in Korean culture, tattoos are very taboo and my body was upsetting everyone there. I told her I was aware of that, but that I really wanted to enjoy the spa and my treatments and I was going to pay for them, just like everyone else there (it’s pricey, by the way). She asked if I could please wear something, anything -– a towel or something –- and cover myself so that I wouldn’t frighten anyone with my body.

She brought me a robe and arranged for some nice extras in my treatments, by way of apology, or uh, whatever.

Even after donning a robe, I was still being given heavy duty Korean woman stinkeye as I moved from sauna to hot tub to pool. I would get into the pools, trying to stay as clothed as possible until the last minute, just trying to get my body into the water and all the Korean stinkeye women would all get out.

This was too much to bear, and I knew I had to get out of there before I got all “OLDBOY” on them, as I watch too many Korean gangster movies and can threaten a bitch in Korean harsher than Choi Min Sik on a bad day.

I restrained myself from saying “joo-goo lae?” which loosely translated means, “you want to die?” I didn’t say it. I thought it. but I didn’t say it.

You want to die? Gee, a little harsh, tubby. This sure appears to be a desperate attempt to stay relevant, something she hasn’t been for, oh, a couple of decades, if she ever was.

I deserve to be naked if I want to.

Maybe, but it doesn’t give you the right to offend others.

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14 Responses to ““Do you know who I am? I am MARGARET CHO! I deserve to be naked if I want to””

  1. Marcus on 26/26/13 at 9:43 am

    I thought that was a Korean version of Grimace from the McDonald’s commercial.

    I have no idea who Cho is. But that she had to go to a Korean spa and even then was only called out for her prison tat’s, not some type of celebrity, pretty much says it all.

    I bet the attendant had not idea who she was either;

    Cho: Do you know who I am?

    Attendant: (subconsciously) Some smelly, fat-rolled, hooker tattooed version of walking Korean sushi that’s dirtying up the water?

  2. notthatGreg on 26/26/13 at 10:42 am

    I agreed with your point that Cho was overreacting to this whole scenario, and playing the celebrity card was pretty stupid.

    You lost me with that last sentence, though. Since when does she not have the right to offend other people? That sounds to me like the flipside of the left trying to convince me they have the right to be protected from hearing something offensive.

  3. TwoDogs on 26/26/13 at 10:42 am

    This gives me a new appreciation for Korean culture. Can we import some more of this for the current hipster generation ?

  4. Ken in NH on 26/26/13 at 12:37 pm

    She could go to a spa that does not cater to Korean sensibilities, but self-centeredness prevents her from recognizing that possibility. I would expect to be asked to leave a five-star restaurant that requires jacket and tie if I decided to slurp my soup directly from the bowl and eat my jello with my hands.

  5. PCMFF on 26/26/13 at 12:52 pm

    “In a Room Full of Naked Koreans, Margaret Cho’s Body Is an Unwelcome Sight”

    Margaret Cho’s body is an unwelcome sight no matter who’s around.

  6. I R A Darth Aggie on 26/26/13 at 2:00 pm

    “The woman at the spa explained the taboo nature of tattoos in Korean culture, and Cho responded that she was aware of that. ”

    I’m sure you’re aware of that. I’m sure your mother told you.

    I’m also sure you don’t care who you offend, so long as you aren’t offended. And I’m sure those disapproving looks offended you, right?

    Here’s an idea: go to a non-Korean spa. See? problem all solved.

  7. steve on 26/26/13 at 2:29 pm

    This talentless loser’s claim to fame is that well-known stud Chris Isaac stupidly got involved with her, and the poor guy will have to spend the rest of his life trying to live it down…

  8. John on 26/26/13 at 4:54 pm

    If you’re a customer in a spa who looks like she should be working at the type of spa that offers its customers happy endings, odds are the staff isn’t going to appreciate the ‘look’ you’re giving to their business, even before the customers start freaking out.

  9. © Sponge on 4/04/13 at 1:33 pm


    Enforcing their will upon you whether you want it or not, and you damn well better accept it or your life will be threatened.

    No wonder they side with Islam.