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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:34 PM

Airline suspends "nut rage" sister over ad meeting tantrum

Source: CBS News

SEOUL, South Korea -- Korean Air Lines said Monday it has suspended one of its chairman's daughters from her marketing work after she threw a tantrum at a business meeting, triggering public outrage and a police investigation. The daughter, Cho Hyun-min, also known as Emily Cho, is the younger sister of another Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" outburst delayed a flight in 2014.

The flag carrier said Cho, a senior vice president, was suspended from work starting Monday. It said it will take further action following the police investigation.

Cho allegedly hurled a cup of water at an ad agency official during a meeting last month. She later apologized on Facebook, saying the outburst was sparked by her passion for commercials. Cho oversaw the company's marketing and commercials.

The case is seen as the latest abuse of power by elite business families which exercise outsized influence over publicly listed companies in South Korea, even though the families are not majority shareholders. Members of the founding families of giant business groups called chaebol, often including the second or third generations, are treated as "emperors." Although Korean Air Lines is a listed company, Cho's older sister's anger over macadamia nuts being served in a bag, not on a plate, was powerful enough to force the taxiing flight to return to the gate.



Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/korean-air-nut-rage-sister-emily-cho-water-throwing-ad-meeting-cho-hyun-ah/

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groundloop Apr 2018 OP
silverweb Apr 2018 #1
Angry Dragon Apr 2018 #2
flibbitygiblets Apr 2018 #3
OnlinePoker Apr 2018 #4
IronLionZion Apr 2018 #5
haele Apr 2018 #6
Oneironaut Apr 2018 #7
Eugene Apr 2018 #8

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:38 PM

1. Gee, more rich, spoiled brats.

We certainly don't have a monopoly on them.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:38 PM

2. Kick------nothing else to say

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:40 PM

3. Nutrageous!

I'm glad they kicked her off the plane. "passionate about ads". Give me a fucking break.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:47 PM

4. Two different stories...two different sisters...same need for attitude adjustment

The nut story happened 3 years ago.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:05 PM

5. Sounds like a lovely family

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:19 PM

6. Inherited wealth like that was what the song "Gangnam style" was about.

Aimless princes and princesses that lived apart from "the little people" in the big business social world that their fathers and grandfathers created.

Haele

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:03 PM

7. Lets be honest - People act like this b/c they can. Its a power thing.

It’s the same reason people are jerks to service employees and waiters. They love the rush abusing people who won’t / can’t fight back gives them.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2018, 06:44 PM

8. 'Nut rage': Korean Air boss apologises as daughters resign

Source: Agence France-Presse

'Nut rage': Korean Air boss apologises as daughters resign

Agence France-Presse in Seoul
Sun 22 Apr 2018 13.52 BST

The chair of Korean Air, Cho Yang-ho, has apologised for what he called the immature behaviour of his two daughters and said they would both immediately resign from their company posts following separate controversies.

Cho Hyun-min, the younger daughter, who is a marketing executive at the South Korean flag carrier, is under police investigation for assault after she was accused of throwing water in a man’s face at a business meeting.

Four years ago her older sister, Cho Hyun-ah, made global headlines for kicking a cabin crew member off a plane after being served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than a bowl, an incident that became known as “nut rage”.

“As chairman of Korean Air, as well as a father, I feel terrible about the immature actions of my daughters,” Cho said in a statement. “Everything is my fault and my wrongdoing. I apologise to the people.”

Cho said his two daughters would immediately step down from all positions in the company.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/apr/22/nut-rage-korean-air-boss-apologises-as-daughters-resign

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