i was chatting with a friend from korea and we were discussing issues of social justice. The topic soon developed into cases of outright injustice of court ruling, whereupon i sarcastically wrote "죽창 앞에선 모두가 평등하냐?". His reaction was swift and explained to me in his whole life he would never say that and he said it was harsh and close to taboo. His rationale was that 죽창 was employed as a weapon during Japanese colonial period where parents were speared to death in front of their children. Now i have had no clue if this in fact conjures up images of cruelty like that and i thought i came across this expression somewhere and have had no knowledge of such connotation. I would just like to verify with the natives here to see if in fact it is taboo to say that.