A candle zombie (????) is a South Korean term for a person who only follows others' opinions, especially anti-government opinions, without thinking on his/her own. It is analogous to calling someone a "sheep" in English.
The word originated in May and June 2008, when thousands of people marched in the streets with lit candles, demonstrating against the government's decision to re-allow U.S. beef imports. The marchers were called "candle zombies" by their opponents.
The beef about U.S. beef USA Today June 12, 2008. "It might seem odd or irrational that people with an erratic, nuclear-armed dictator on their border are taking to the streets because of concerns about beef safety."