Aussie Newspaper: “Nice Korea: 3 Golds; Naughty Korea: 3 Golds”
August 2, 2012
An Australian daily newspaper has rebranded North and South Korea as “Naughty Korea” and “Nice Korea” in their standing medal count, drawing split social media responses with some on Twitter lauding the idea as comic genius and others insisting that it is tantamount to racism.
As noted by the Trending Now blog on the UK edition of MSN.com, the Australian free daily, The Mx, also referred to as the Brisbane Metro, published a medal count that included North Korea as “Naughty Korea” and South Korea as “Nice Korea” in Wednesday’s edition. At the time, the two nations were right next to each other in the medal count, making the contrast between their names visible and notable.
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