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Friday, September 11, 2020

Korean and Filipino netizens resolve their conflict with apologies from both sides




Article: Netizens tweeted "Sorry Philippines" and received "Sorry Korea" in response... netizens from both countries apologize

Source: JTBC via Naver

1. [+2,856, -20] When you make a mistake, it's wiser to own up to it and apologize as quickly as you can instead of making up excuses. Good job, everyone ^^

2. [+803, -7] Apology is another word for bravery

3. [+552, -88] Honestly, I've noticed that Koreans are always demanding that other countries respect our culture and educate themselves about it without realizing that it's supposed to go both ways. A positive relationship with any country is based on a foundation of respect but so many Koreans lack that. There are still so many Korean tourists who vacation in countries like Vietnam or Cambodia and hand out Korean snacks to the locals. Stop that. Stop treating them like people lesser than you. It's obvious why this whole ordeal even came about in the first place, and Koreans have no one but themselves to blame.

4. [+301, -5] I think this ordeal shows how social networking can be used in positive ways. It's difficult to work through the misunderstandings when the media reports biased news but netizens are able to take it to SNS themselves and make up with the people on their own. I know that this happened because of SNS but it was able to be resolved through SNS as well.

5. [+66, -17] We have to issue them a proper apology. Let's not play dirty like the Japanese. Give them a genuine apology.

6. [+43, -0] I work at a restaurant that's frequented by foreign laborers from the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, etc, and they come at lunch all the time and make orders in their awkward Korean like "hyung, give me one beer". I find it so... cute... and yet I'm also so proud of them for being brave enough to come work in a foreign country at such a young age. I'm grateful that they still come to eat here during these difficult times. I know I'm getting off topic but every life is so precious, and I hope that this becomes an opportunity for our relationship to grow stronger.

7. [+41, -1] Don't look down on South East Asian countries. It's the same as when we feel bad when Europeans look down on us. A country is only as great as the people who make it great.

8. [+11, -1] Apologizing for what you did wrong is not embarrassing. What's embarrassing is refusing to. Just like how we cannot be knowledgeable about the history of every country in the world, we cannot expect the same of the Philippines. Instead of attacking someone, aim to relate and educate instead.

9. [+12, -4] China should learn from us??? After they attacked Lee Hyori and all

10. [+7, -0] ㅋㅋ Now this is the world I like to see! A genuine apology when you make a mistake should always be the priority! I'm happy that this was resolved so well, it makes me smile! Stay safe, everyone!

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