Kim’s label Oscar Entertainment released a statement on Friday saying that the singer was irritated before boarding a Korean Air flight.

“Kim drank some wine on the flight after he got distressed by Korean Air,” the agency said. According to Kim’s agency, Kim thinks he is always entitled to upgrade his economy class seat to a business class seat as he is a male Korean celebrity but Korean Air failed to do so by mistake.

“He does not exactly remember what mistakes he made,” it added.

The mistakes Bobby Kim made were forcibly cuddling a flight attendant, touching her arms and then loudly and aggressively verbally abusing her for about an hour.

Ock Hyun-ju, 9 January 2015, The Korea Herald

Stories of entitled minor Korean celebrities taking out their frustrations on hapless flight attendants are now less likely to be hushed up after the Nut Rage Incident of 2014. The soju defence is a common theme of these incidents. Is this the beginning of the end of the Modern Era of Yangban?

Even though Korean Air flight attendants are hosts and hostesses, an aircraft cabin is not a host or hostess bar for inebriated ajumma and ajeossi.

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In 2014, at least 30 000 of the 240 000 Korean teenagers working in Korea stated that they were not paid at all, according to a report released by the Korean Gender Equality Ministry.

25 000 stated that they were sexually or verbally harassed.

190 000 Korean teenagers stated that they worked without written contracts.

37 000 stated that they were not paid for extra work.

Currently, the minimum wage in Korea is 5,580 won (USD 5.06) an hour.

Claire Lee, Korea Herald, 7 January 2015

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