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Posted by sl278 AKP STAFF 16 days ago

Netizens call KLM Royal Dutch Airlines racist after posting this sign in Korean

AKP STAFF

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is under criticism for alleged racism after a flight attendantposted a sign on an airplane bathroom door. 

On February 12th, a flight going from Amsterdam to Incheon had a sign written in Korean posted on the bathroom door. The sign reads: "Private bathroom for flight attendants only." When a Korean passenger noticed this and tried to take a picture of the sign, they were told that "photos were not allowed on the flight" and asked him to delete the picture. He was further told that the decision was made to "protect passengers against asymptomatic carriers of the Coronavirus"

Many were angered given that the sign was written only in Korean and not in any other languages, implying that only Koreans were being discriminated against. The passenger has since demanded an apology from KLM, in which they responded in an official statement that the announcement was indeed only written in Korean and apologized for any discomfort or offense caused. 

What do you think of this situation? 

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yaja-yaha106 pts 16 days ago 12
16 days ago

They were headed to Incheon.
It makes sense they would write it in Korean.
Yes, others were there, but it was clearly written by someone who understand Korean, so...?
The no pictures during flight thing I understand, but the deleting of photos is a bit much & it's questionable for sure.
BUT THE LAST PART, come on!
There are so many different people that visit China, not just Asians.
ANYONE CAN BE A CARRIER & NOT KNOW IT.

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diadems-1,511 pts 16 days ago 9
16 days ago

Devil's advocate here:


How many Dutch flight attendants do you suppose can write in hangul legibly let alone form a grammatically proper sentence?


You know, before we all jump to conclusions...

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