During a friendly soccer game between Colombia and South Korea last week, Colombian soccer player Edwin Cardona made slant eyes toward South Korean players during a scuffle.
After people called out him over the incredibly racist gesture, Cardona eventually released an apology, saying his intention was not to "offend" anyone.
However, just when the heated backlash was beginning to cool down, a Colombian TV show repeated the same offensive gesture deliberately.
While discussing Cardona's actions, one of the hosts on "La Kalle”, the Colombian TV show in question, not only made slant eyes, she also wore a mask depicting an “Asian” face.
Obviously, the deliberate - and blatantly racist - actions of the woman prompted outrage:
A Colombian TV show host mocked Edwin Cardona’s racist gesture towards South Korean players in their international friendly. Get this woman fired. pic.twitter.com/9MNx9PLBlH— EuNovember (@EuJune_Kim) November 15, 2017
A colombian TV show also did racist gesture after the match. So sad to see things like this. pic.twitter.com/mM4hGDcQVD— 둥둥 (@xJoon2x) November 11, 2017
Damn Columbia, why all the asian hate? https://t.co/mKPd3l6vEl— David Lim (@kyosuke75) November 15, 2017
Even more disturbing is the fact that this particular segment turned out to be the third such incident in a month.
The third incident took place in October when an unidentified man made the same racist gesture on “Dia a Dia,” another Colombian TV show, as they introduced South Korean K-pop group.
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