This happened last Saturday night in a bus in Seongnam and netizens are surely reacting. The video shows a foreigner (a 24-year old American English teacher nicknamed “H” by the local media) cussing and later on hitting an elderly.
Apparently at around 11:10 PM near Moran Station in Seongnam, the foreigner was talking on his phone loudly in the bus. Witnesses said the old man said “shup up!”. Others heard the old man say “니가 여기 앉다” (ni-ga yo-gi ahn-ta) . Some said the black guy may have misunderstood that the old man called him a “nigger” – which is offensive to them if you’re not one of them, right?
In the video, it showed the foreign guy shouting bad words that I couldn’t print here. In Korean, he also said “뭐해? 뭐해? 몰라? 몰라?” (What? What? You don’t know? You don’t know?”. Then, he said some more things before eventually hitting the old man. The passengers in the bus asked the driver to go to the police station.
The video is short at just over a minute. The police are still looking into the matter. The ajosshis in Korea are not the most “likeable” people one would ever encounter. However, there is just no excuse hitting someone as in the video.