Although the ‘blasphemy controversy’ that erupted when President Yoon Seok-yeol said “this XX” during his trip abroad has not subsided, the way foreign leaders who have experienced a similar situation are paying attention.
On the way to work on the 26th, right after returning from the trip, President Yoon said in an interview on the way to work, “Damaging the alliance with reports that are not true gives the people in danger.” The next day, on the 27th, it is known that the presidential office sent an official letter in the name of the secretary of foreign affairs asking for details of the report to MBC, which reported for the first time the controversial blasphemy video.
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What was the response of foreign leaders to the situation ‘(hot mic)? Rather than denying comments, they often explain or apologize for the meaning.
On January 24 (local time), US President Joe Biden did just that. In the process of leaving the meeting after the meeting on price stability for the common people, a Fox News reporter asked, “Do you think inflation is a political liability?”
In response, President Biden said, “What a stupid s**t ob***h!” The unfiltered comments were reported via C-SPAN, a broadcast broadcaster specializing in government and parliament. Biden reportedly called the reporter an hour after the report and explained that he had no personal feelings.
There are cases where criticism of the other country’s leader was corrected after it was reported on video.
On December 4, 2019 (local time), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned US President Donald Trump during a conversation with French President Macron about the NATO summit at Buckingham Palace.
During a press briefing during Trump’s press briefing, Prime Minister Trudeau told Macron he was “late because he had a 40-minute press conference,” according to reports. Trump learned about this later and referred to Trudeau as “two-faced.”
Prime Minister Trudeau had to explain in a press conference the next day that “the relationship between Canada and the United States is a deep relationship that goes beyond the prime minister and the president .”
The late Queen Elizabeth II, who is known to have asked not to report on private conversations while reluctant to make public comments on political matters, also criticized the other country, and was also criticized.
The BBC screen captured Chinese officials saying they were “very rude” during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the UK in 2016 to a senior police officer in London.
On the same day, British Prime Minister Cameron told Queen Elizabeth that Nigeria and Afghanistan were “extremely corrupt”. Buckingham Palace declined to comment, calling it “the Queen’s private conversation”.
Former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who said, “There is no such thing as a journalist, cannot be assassinated. If he is a dog (s** o ab ***h)”, on September 5, 2016, the a former president from the Philippines swearing at the leader of the other country. I have been in trouble
At the time, President Duterte told reporters “He’s a dog (s** of ab***h”) before a summit meeting with US President Barack Obama, but the meeting was cancelled. The next day, President Duterte said in a statement that he “regrets” the comments.