S.Korean TV host felt "lucky" about Chinese passengers’deaths

2013-07-08 03:39:33 GMT2013-07-08 11:39:33(Beijing Time)  SINA English

By Fan Wen, Sina English

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Seoul, the Republic of Korea (ROK), on Saturday crashed while landing and burned at San Francisco International Airport, with parts spread on the runway.

One hundred and forty-one Chinese citizens were among the 291 passengers aboard the Asiana Airlines plane, and latest news from Chinese consulates general in San Francisco have confirmed that two Chinese girls who were on their trip to a Summer Camp in US were killed in the air Crash.

After the air disaster happened, people all around the world started to mourn for these two young girls and express their condolences. But a South Korean TV host made an explosive comment that soon went viral on the internet, saying from his perspective, he felt very "lucky" that the victims were two Chinese instead of Korean.

This appalling comment has sparked strong criticism from Korean TV audiences, with many found it to be improper and questionable, and some even accuse the host of being“inhumane”.

Not surprisingly, the South Korean host and his remarks have also stirred the anger of Chinese people. He is currently the target of Chinese Internet users, many of whom demand an official apology.

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