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(BBC) Social media users in China are debating whether a male South Korean reporter being kissed by female fans during the World Cup is "sexual harassment".


The video clip shows Jeon Gwang-ryeol, a MBN (a South Korean TV channel) reporter broadcasting in Russia on 28 June, being kissed on the cheek twice by female Russian fans.


The reporter tried to laugh the kisses off but looked embarrassed after the incident which occurred days after other supporters were criticised for trying to kiss a female reporter live on TV.


A debate about the incident emerged on Weibo, China’s largest social networking site, with Weibo users asking why the actions of some Russian female fans were not being criticised in the same way as their male counterparts.


"It is a very sharp contrast with the previous news," one Weibo user said.


"Why is this not sexual harassment?" asked another, whose comment received hundreds of likes.


"If it’s a good looking person (kissing), it’s not called sexual harassment," one person wrote sarcastically.


Other users "called for equality between men and women" and said that the response to this incident shows that inequalities still exist.


Some users also had a problem with the media using the term "beauties" when referring to the women.


While the kiss was a subject of debate in China, it failed to draw much attention in South Korea where only MBN and its affiliated media outlets covered the story.


However one South Korean Twitter did join the discussion posting: "Regardless of your gender, you get sexually harassed. An MBN journalist went to Russia to cover the World Cup and he was sexually harassed by two women."



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Post time 2018-7-7 22:25:08 |Display all floors
It is permitted if one beautiful girl kisses me in public!
But that would be another story some lady does so in ‘darkness’!
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Post time 2018-7-8 09:07:50 |Display all floors
its also been ignored by the feminist media in the uk
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2018-7-8 09:08:32 |Display all floors
take it  easy

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Post time 2018-7-9 10:01:09 |Display all floors
In china,women kiss men,it is not sexual harassment,but men kiss women,it is.

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Post time 2018-7-9 13:11:03 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2018-7-10 12:36

Storm in a tea cup!  What's wrong with a peck on the cheeks in broad daylight and in public?  There is no element of sexual harassmen here;  if that is sexual harassment, then many world leaders and  heads of states who frequently give a kiss to their female visitors, are guilty of such!  But, no, they have never been accused of that, it being correctly accepted as a gesture of friendship, nothing malicious!  Sexual harassment must have a sexual intent to it,  not in this case.  Only those with a crooked mind think it is sexual harassment!  Btw, some time ago, there was a public kissing event in downtown Beijing in which passers by were given a hug and friendly kiss, all for fun!  No one said that was sexual harassment!  Don't try to impose one's own moral standard on society, we are not living in the Victorian Age!

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