World Cup TV kiss sparks social media debate in China
Thursday - 05/07/2018 16:09
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.