When her win was announced, Twitter immediately exploded with hateful tweets, with people calling her Arab.
According to subsequent news reports after the Asiana Airlines 214 plane crash, it was an intern who originated the false, racist South Korean names and delivered them to whomever was in charge at the KTVU television station and eventually was communicated to the world – the names of the South Korean pilots.
The false, racist names communicated were the following:
Captain Sum Ting Wong
Wi Tu Lo
Ho Lee Fuk
Bang Ding Ow
Thereafter, Asiana Airlines planned on possibly suing the NTSB and KTVU TV for defamation – Asiana Airlines may be suing.
This is laughable.
I wonder who the head PR person is at Asiana Airlines.
C’mon. You are telling the whole world that you are mulling suing KTVU TV for defamation while you have 3 of your customers dead and scores and scores laying in the hospital with broken spines, bones, and the like?
C’mon. You are worried about your reputation based upon 4 silly names when your brand is being stratospherically battered by the fact that a South Korean pilot barely had any hours of experience flying a 777?
C’mon. You are mulling suing a local TV station when all of your efforts should be addressing injured customers in the hospital, who is responsible for this event, and mending your public reputation to the world?
The fact that Asiana Airlines is spending an inkling of their time to even address this silly issue (compared to the magnitude of the aftermath of those who perished and in the hospital) is an abomination.
Please watch this video of Hyeonseo Lee, a North Korean escapee who explains her journey of escaping the only land that she knew and her attempt to rescue her family.
Slowly but surely, more and more North Korean escapees are coming out to share their story of the realities of life in North Korea. This video from the well known TED Conference is compelling and revealing.