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South Korea's Air Busan cabin crew under fire for allegedly mocking passengers

Kim Da-sol

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

Seoul, South Korea | Tue, April 17, 2018 | 04:02 pm
South Korea's Air Busan cabin crew under fire for allegedly mocking passengers

South Korean low cost carrier Air Busan, a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines, came under fire Tuesday after a flight attendant uploaded a photo to her social media allegedly mocking passengers.  (Shutterstock/Dmitri Ma)

South Korean low cost carrier Air Busan, a subsidiary of Asiana Airlines, came under fire Tuesday after a flight attendant uploaded a photo to her social media allegedly mocking passengers. 

A flight attendant aboard a plane heading for Busan from Jeju Island three months ago uploaded a photo of passengers to her Instagram account on Saturday. She added a caption reading, “All same permed hair (feat. Omegi rice-cake 400 boxes).” The identity of the flight attendant was not revealed.

Colleagues of the cabin crew left comments reading: “looks like a broccoli farm,” “is this plane heading to China?” and “they are all ajumma (middle aged women).” 

A screen capture of an Air Busan flight attendant’s Instagram.A screen capture of an Air Busan flight attendant’s Instagram. (Korea Herald/-)

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Immediately after the controversy surfaced online, Air Busan posted a letter of apology from the flight attendant in question to its official social media account. 

“I was careless and thought a photo showing the back of the passengers does not violate the portrait rights,” said the flight attendant.

“I also apologize for uploading inappropriate text, making many people feel unpleasant. I know I did wrong and my behavior is inexcusable.” 

Air Busan will take strict action following the improper conduct and introduce regular ethics education for all employees, an official from the airline said.

This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post
 
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