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Outrage as Korean Airlines Calls Kenyans Primitive.

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Ab-Titchaz, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Ab-Titchaz

    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Korean Air sorry for calling Kenyans ‘primitive'


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    By James Ratemo,

    Posted Monday, June 18 2012 at 14:54


    Korean Air is in trouble for terming Kenyans ‘primitive' on an online advertisement launching direct flights to Nairobi.

    Part of the advert which has generated heated debate on the social media reads in part:


    The words ‘primitive energy' have apparently annoyed many Kenyans on the social media who have demanded an apology.

    According to the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, the word primitive can be used as a noun or adjective.

    As an adjective, which is how the offending advert intended to use it, primitive means 'belonging to a very simple society with no industry or belonging to an early stage in the development of humans or vey simple and old fashioned...'

    Korean Air via its twitter handle @KoreanAir_KE on Monday issued an apology promising to investigate how the offending advert came to be.

    "Regarding our recent promotional notice of Nairobi, we are checking on this issue accordingly. We sincerely apologize for this situation," the airline posted on twitter on Thursday at 11:22 am.

    "After 'checking', it will be appropriate to issue an apology to ‪Kenyans on your website and mass media," Kimunya Mugo tells the airline on twitter.

    The airline has already pulled down the offending advert.

    "The recent feedback of our notice of Nairobi had been removed from our website, and we will resume the page after revision," the airline explained the development on twitter.

    "You'd better be thoroughly apologetic. We are not very pleased with our primitive energy," says Nick Walubengo on twitter.

    "Seems like they have realised that the people they thought were primitive aren't afterall," Nomkhoni Warui adds.

    On its twitter page, the airline says it has "a fleet of 147 aircraft and is one of the world's top 20 airlines, and operates almost 400 flights per day to 119 cities in 40 countries."

    Korean Air sorry for calling Kenyans
     
  2. b

    bzar Member

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    its actually annoying to call any people primitive in this day and age.kwani those guys are homo sapiens while we are zinjathropus????
     
  3. Nyani Ngabu

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    Teh teh teh....it's kinda true, though.
     
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    ooh nooo... primitive energy??? then kuna maneno "indigenous people"

    Hivi wao Koreans wataona ok kama mtu akisema fly to Korea and enjoy "indigenous people with slit eyes?
     
  5. Ab-Titchaz

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    Hehehe!...wewe sasa aisee ni nini tena?..Wakikusikia patachimbuka hapa...:flame:
     
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    Hawa vibaraka wa Us nao wanaongea nn?!! dawa yao kuwachongea kwa Korea Kaskazini uone watapigwa sasa hivi...
     
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    Hahahahaa, Wakorea kweli wamefanikiwa kwa hili.

    Walijua tu Wakenya watakuja juu na kuanza kupiga makelele kila sehemu.

    Mwisho wa siku, kila mtu atajua kuwa kuna KOREA AIR inakuja hadi Nairobi na wataanza kupanda.

    Msamaha mtaombwa na tena kwa heshima sana kwa ku-BOW. Ila tangazo mmelifanikisha wenyewe.
     
  8. Ab-Titchaz

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    Kenyans on Twitter lamenting....

    Twitter
     
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    This is a mod baiting certain forum members...and he's always very quick to crack down on certain members as well for doing the things he's doing himself!
     
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    Mekatilili JF-Expert Member

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    Ab-Tichaz is disgraceful to say the least! He is unable to go toe to toe in a debate and resorts to this idiocy that resonates with his brood! He is a Coward :loco:!
     
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    I wonder what they look out for when in need of a mod if impartiality is not one of the requirements, just glance at the posts started here in the Kenyan sub-forum
     
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    Don't be too quick to rejoice in this kind of tagging...U r guilty by association.
     
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    John W. Mlacha Verified User

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    who said that kenyans are'nt primitive?
     
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