Kenya: Korean Airliner in Trouble Over 'Primitive' Ad

KENYA Citizen TV
Publication Date:
19 June 2012
Kenya, Asia, Australia, and Africa, Economy, Business and Finance, Travel and Tourism

A Korean Airliner may have inadvertently branded destination Kenya as awash with primitive energy, but the positive energy of Kenyan consumers of social media has come back to haunt it. Korean Air has since withdrawn the offensive online advertisement and apologized for its content, but practitioners in the sensitive field of advertising are still in the dark as to how the ad could have been allowed into the media. Well, Korean air may have learnt a lesson the hard way, but, as Violet Otindo now reports, others appear not to have learnt any lesson at all...Northern Ireland's Health Minister Edwin Poots for instance would not accept blood donated by individuals who have had sex with anyone from Africa!


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