Thursday, Aug 28, 2014Thursday, Aug 28, 2014
News
 

Bill Gates' casual style raises eyebrows in S. Korea

Published on Apr 23, 2013 10:47 AM
 
This picture taken on April 22, 2013 shows South Korean President Park Geun-hye (Left) shaking hands with Microsoft founder Bill Gates before their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Gates' casual style was the subject of criticism in some South Korean media on Tuesday after he shook hands with President Park Geun Hye, with one hand in his pocket. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (AFP) - Microsoft founder Bill Gates' casual style was the subject of criticism in some South Korean media on Tuesday after he shook hands with President Park Geun Hye, with one hand in his pocket.

The picture of the meet-and-greet between Mr Gates and Ms Park on Monday was splashed on the front page of every national daily, some of which cropped out the offending pocketed hand while most chose to highlight it.

"Cultural difference, or an act of disrespect?" the JoongAng Ilbo wrote in the accompanying caption.

"Disrespectful handshake? Casual handshake?" the Dong-A Ilbo asked.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here