Based on her interactions in South Korea, Babe says she can break down the attitudes toward gyopo into three types.The Korean agrees that this is a fairly accurate description.
She described the first as "a person that's older who is sort of angry about you being a Korean but not being fully Korean." The second type is "very friendly and helpful" but sometimes "overbearing when they try to convert you or reform you."
The third are people who seem flummoxed and simply incapable of grasping her background.
South Korea's complicated embrace of gyopo (Los Angeles Times), through The Marmot's Hole.