Ryzal Ibrahim and Maryam Younarae are known among fans as Durian Kimchi, for being a mixed race couple. This Korean-Malay couple have been entertaining us for quite some time now with snippets from their daily life.
And recently in October, they were blessed with a beautiful healthy daughter, Rina. However, netizens will always have something to say. And this time around, they are commenting on Maryam’s confinement period or process in general.
After Durian Kimchi posted a picture of the couple going for a jog, a certain netizen decided to give her advice on the traditional Malay confinement process to the mixed marriage couple. However, the tone of her comment has invited hate from the community considering that it was unnecessary to rain on someone’s parade that way.
The netizen with the display name of Intan Haikal said, “Young couples nowadays are so proud that they can walk normally right after giving birth, eat whatever they want, let their hair down, not wear socks or trousers and go about as they like.”
She proceeded to blabber more about her confinement period back in the day and how she’s managed to maintain her figure. “Those who refuse to go through the confinement period now, you’re going to end up spending more money on good health and beauty,” she sarcastically mocked.
The annoying comment did not only invite even more hateful comments underneath it, but even Malaysian singer Ernie Zakri chimed in on this matter. She quoted a tweet of a netizen who reposted the issue on Twitter and added, “But she’s Korean. You can’t force our traditional customs on her. What’s important is she’s physically healthy. They’ll know how to take care of themselves. God willing.”
Ernie made a point, because sometimes, we should take other’s background into account before pushing our beliefs and customs on them.