American Airlines apologizes to actress Lee Hyeri of ‘Reply 1988’ for not allowing first class seats, accused of discriminating against Asians.
News from Nate on September 1, Delta Air Lines apologized to actress Lee Hyeri of ‘Reply 1988’ for the downgrading incident but did not refund. Regarding the allegation of racism, the airline chose to remain silent.
Lee Hyeri is famous for her role as Sung Duk Sun in “Reply 1988”, the actress successfully portrays the character’s personality in the direction of being cheerful, childish, jovial but also very emotional – Photo: SBS
On August 31, Lee Hyeri posted an article related to an incident she encountered with an airline. The actress said she booked a first class ticket but was forced to downgrade to an economy seat and received no refund.
Attached with a photo of part of the ticket, Lee Hyeri wrote, “I booked my ticket a month and a half ago and even selected a seat, but they downgraded my class to economy and said that there were no more first class seats.
The airline told me to take the next flight if I didn’t like the seat, and didn’t even give me a refund.
Post in Korean by the female lead of the movie “Reply 1988″ – Photo: Kdrama Stars
I booked two seats, why were they both downgraded? I want to say many things but can’t express them correctly. At that time I thought I should have studied English harder. What an absurd experience. Everyone should be careful.”
After sharing, Lee Hyeri’s post spread widely on social networks. Many people have expressed their displeasure and said that the airline’s actions are racist.
Although the Reply 1988 actor did not mention the airline’s name, the photo of her plane ticket that fans are sure is Delta Air Lines.
Lee Hyeri was apologized and asked to discuss further
According to Nate, under pressure from public opinion, Delta Air Lines said that Lee Hyeri’s “absurd” experience was an inevitable incident in the process of replacing the aircraft with a smaller model for safe operation.
“As is our practice in such cases, we recommend that passengers board the next first-class flight or offer the passenger the option of receiving a refund for the difference in the seat cost. when boarding an economy class flight” – the airline explained.
In addition, a representative of Delta Air Lines said that the refund of the difference is being processed, the customer service representative will contact the actress directly to apologize and discuss further.
On the question of whether or not it was racist, Nate said the airline chose to remain silent and declined to comment.
This is not the first time Delta Airlines has encountered a wave of criticism. In November 2019, this airline departed from New York and refused to carry three Koreans. After that, Delta Airlines did not offer any assistance to the passengers.
Lee Hyeri is a singer and actress born in 1994. She is a key member of Girl’s Day. Lee Hyeri’s name became famous thanks to the role of Duk Sun in Reply 1988.
Since then, she has been ranked third in Forbes’ list of the most powerful Korean artists in 2016. Recently, she has had many successful projects such as Miss Lee, My roommate is a Gumiho and May I help you…