Find Friend(s)
Chat
CHAT ROOMS
KPOP Lounge
KARD Chat
BTS Chat
JYP Chat
SM Chat
G-Friend Chat
YG Chat

Current Events

Netizens angered by insensitive ad showing a sinking boat

By KpopJoA   19 days ago   9,875   75   24
buzz

0

0

SHARES
  1. Google+
Korean e-commerce company 'Tmon (Ticketmonster)' angered netizens after recently unveiling an insensitive advertisement reminding the general public of the Sewol Ferry incident.


SEE ALSO: Civilians rush to rescue a driver after car suddenly flips over


On April 11, a commercial for 'Tmon' mobile application titled 'The day for ice cubes are soon approaching' was released.


Upon first glance, the ad seems harmless. However, upon closer inspection, viewers were able to spot a scene showing a tiny ship sinking inside a glass cup filled with ice water.


Seeing this, netizens were furious and complained that it's unacceptable to come up with such an advertisement with Sewol Ferry's third anniversary soon approaching, and also considering the fact that the investigation hasn't been resolved yet.


Comments stated, "I thought it was the Sewol Ferry," "Is this supposed to be an advertisement??" "This is very upsetting," "Even if the ship was posed as the Titanic, many lives were lost in that tragic event too.  It is inappropriate to use such a theme for a commercial."


The ad has also been accused of using the Sewol Ferry incident for noise marketing. To this, 'Tmon' explained, "The advertisement is a 'direct deal' where the seller can directly upload ads."  And added, ''We lacked attention in reviewing. We feel it is unfortunate and deleted the ad immediately as it became controversial."


Image: Insight

Get K-POP Merch @ allkpop The Shop


    YOU MAY LIKE

    GET AKP IN YOUR INBOX!

    Tags:

    1. Buzz
    2. sewol ferry


    NORM 18 days ago

    They were probs referencing titanic but terrible timing

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    hyukki 19 days ago

    How come these dumb Korean netizens get upset at nothing but they would not get angry at China? Something is definetely wrong with Koreans, don't you think? Sad sight!

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    9AF hyukki 19 days ago

    I don't know if you're just trolling, but I'll bite! It's really not nothing! It looks to me like they were kind of referencing the Titanic with the ice and all. But, if you understand the Sewol disaster, you might understand why the Korean people are upset. I would be too. Bad timing!

     2
     0Reply Report Share

    bangeryun94 hyukki 18 days ago

    Mad at China over what? That they won't let Koreans perform in China anymore? Why should we be mad about that?

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    9AF bangeryun94 18 days ago

    Ikr? And the only people that are really suffering are the idols and fans. All because of politics.

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    bangeryun94 9AF 18 days ago

    Korean fans aren't suffering.

     1
     0Reply Report Share

    greenbrick hyukki 18 days ago

    They can influence local companies but not China. Koreans dislike China but going to Chinese sites with hate comments obviously would get users banned.

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    bangeryun94 greenbrick 18 days ago

    Koreans dislike China???? Says who? And it was Chinese EXO L that did this not Koreans.

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    greenbrick bangeryun94 17 days ago

    It has nothing to do with EXO fangirls. Look up comments from k-netz on k-pop news involving China. In general they are anti-China and Koreans are known to be nationalists.

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    bangeryun94 greenbrick 17 days ago

    I'm Korean. I know quite well how nationalistic Koreans can be. Those "Koreans" posting anti-Chinese rhetoric are paid to do just that just like trolls are paid to troll news sites all over the world.

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    hyukki bangeryun94 17 days ago

    I am not paid to do NOTHING! If you are Koran follow me. We must teach China lesson!

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    zippys420 19 days ago

    Very poor taste.

     1
     0Reply Report Share

    pink_oracle 19 days ago

    The advertising department needs to be investigated for corporate sabotage because this idea was f'ing DUMB.

     3
     0Reply Report Share

    IFartOnMyOppasD 19 days ago

    I tried to look up the ad but only got stuff about Ice Cube

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    RoAnon9935 IFartOnMyOppasD 19 days ago

    RFLH it's Wayfairs stock image they used XD. You can find it on wayfair dot com slash fredandfriendsginandtitonicicecubetray -FDFD1125 dot html

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    bangeryun94 RoAnon9935 18 days ago

    They did not seriously call this the "titonic" ice cube tray? Oh lordy

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    RoAnon9935 bangeryun94 18 days ago

    OH yes they did, it's the titonic ice cube tray.

     1
     0Reply Report Share

    RoAnon9935 19 days ago

    I think this was a senseless mistake. Why? Note the octopus ice cube in back. YES there are icet rays you can buy with both the ship and the octopus along with many other designs. Fred & Friends Gin and Titonic Titanic, and the Fred & Friends Coolamri Octopus

     2
     0Reply Report Share

    Pr_Geun_Hye 19 days ago

    I am also very angry, because netizens are going to say again that the death of so many young people was my fault again !

     0
     10Reply Report Share

    Wang_delulu_D Pr_Geun_Hye 19 days ago

    Shut your trap wang delulu. Purge is coming

     3
     0Reply Report Share

    hana_sakura Wang_delulu_D 18 days ago

    I haven't been here for sometime, but.. did he change his nick? :o

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    Wang_delulu_D hana_sakura 18 days ago

    He was purged (banned) , so he made a new account and here he is pretending to be the former president of Korea, man he's nuts. If you see the rest of his posts as Pr_Geun_Hye you'd be cracking with laughter

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    Wang_delulu_D hana_sakura 18 days ago

    check this out http://www.allkpop.com/article/2017/04/jobs-that-korean-celebrities-had-before-they-became-famous/3446151-2256307

     0
     0Reply Report Share

    hana_sakura Wang_delulu_D 17 days ago

    Lol. He's still as pathetic as ever xD I saw that one yesterday! Park Geun Hye would be proud to have a faithful supporter like him.

     1
     0Reply Report Share
    The End

    CONNECT WITH ALLKPOP

    1. Follow us on Instagram
    2. Subscribe on Youtube
    3. Follow us on Google+

    BRAND PARTNERS

    really
    really
    $55
    extra
    extra
    $18
    jimin
    jimin
    $30
    mak
    mak
    $20

    MORE STORIES