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Netizens angered by insensitive ad showing a sinking boat

By KpopJoA   Tuesday, April 11, 2017   10,538   75   24



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

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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."

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NORM Wednesday, April 12, 2017

They were probs referencing titanic but terrible timing

hyukki Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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!

9AF hyukki Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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!

bangeryun94 hyukki Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

9AF bangeryun94 Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

bangeryun94 9AF Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Korean fans aren't suffering.

greenbrick hyukki Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

bangeryun94 greenbrick Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

greenbrick bangeryun94 Thursday, April 13, 2017

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.

bangeryun94 greenbrick Thursday, April 13, 2017

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.

hyukki bangeryun94 Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

zippys420 Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Very poor taste.

pink_oracle Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

IFartOnMyOppasD Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

RoAnon9935 IFartOnMyOppasD Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

bangeryun94 RoAnon9935 Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

RoAnon9935 bangeryun94 Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

RoAnon9935 Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

Pr_Geun_Hye Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

Wang_delulu_D Pr_Geun_Hye Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Shut your trap wang delulu. Purge is coming

hana_sakura Wang_delulu_D Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

Wang_delulu_D hana_sakura Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

Wang_delulu_D hana_sakura Wednesday, April 12, 2017

check this out

hana_sakura Wang_delulu_D Thursday, April 13, 2017

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.

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