Originally posted by Frank Carrera:
The issue I was referring to was the fact that he was ashamed of his father.
Originally posted by Peasily:
Jin is the exception in that he had a bad mommy.
Yeah, but Jin's dad is so cool with being marginal in his son's life that it doesn't seem to impact on his life or Jin's. I think the writers have said/hinted that Jin and his dad are considered "hicks" in the big Korean city and automatically have a low social status, sort of like southern Italians reputedly do in the big cities of northern Italy. Jin's dad seems to be willing to be marginalized for the betterment of his son's life, which might make him the best of the Lost dads.
OTOH, if you've got a father-in-law in the Korean Mafia, there's a sense in which you still have another kind of "father issues."