While the ‘profanity controversy’ that erupted when President Yoon Seok-yeol remarked “this XX” during his overseas tour 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 tour, President Yoon said in an interview on the way to work, “Damaging the alliance with reports that are not true is putting the people at risk.” The next day, on the 27th, it is known that the presidential office sent an official letter in the name of the foreign affairs secretary asking about the details of the report to MBC, which first reported the video controversing profanity.
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What was the response of foreign leaders to the ‘(hot mic) situation? Rather than denying remarks, they often explain or apologize for the meaning.
On January 24 (local time), U.S. President Joe Biden did so. 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** of b***h!” The remarks were reported without filtration through C-SPAN, a broadcast broadcaster specializing in the government and parliament. It was reported that Biden called the reporter an hour after the report and explained that he had no personal feelings.
There are cases where criticism of the leader of the other country was corrected after it was reported on video.
On December 4, 2019 (local time), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wentssip about US President Donald Trump during a conversation with French President Macron about the NATO summit at Buckingham Palace. It was reported
During a press briefing during Trump’s press briefing, Prime Minister Trudeau told Macron that he was “late because he had a 40-minute press conference,” according to reports. Trump later learned of this and referred to Trudeau as “two-faced.”
Prime Minister Trudeau had to explain at 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 was known to have requested not to report on private conversations while reluctant to comment publicly on political matters, also criticized the other country, and was also criticized.
The BBC screen caught Chinese officials saying they were “very rude” during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the UK in 2016 to a senior London police officer.
On the same day, British Prime Minister Cameron told Queen Elizabeth that Nigeria and Afghanistan were “fantastically 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** of ab***h)”, on September 5, 2016, the former president of the Philippines was swearing at the leader of the other country. I’ve been in trouble
At the time, President Duterte said to reporters “He’s a dog (s** of ab***h”) ahead of a summit meeting with US President Barack Obama, but the meeting was canceled. The next day, President Du Terte said in a statement that he “regretted” the remarks.