Taiwan film festival snubs S.Koreans over taekwondo row
Organisers of a Taiwanese film festival said South Korean pop groups will not be invited to perform amid anti-Korean sentiments over a taekwondo row.
South Korean pop groups, which have huge following in Taiwan, have frequently been invited to perform for the island’s various entertainment awards and events.
“We were considering inviting South Korean groups to perform but we decided to drop the idea as the atmosphere is wrong,”said Justin Chou, an organiser of the Asia Pacific Film Festival.
But an official’s decision last week to disqualify taekwondo star Yang Shu-chun for trying to wear extra scoring sensors in her socks at the Asian Games in southern China has set off a wave of anti-Korean ire in Taiwan.