Extra! Korea

February 15, 2010

Kim Min-seon found not guilty of harming beef importer’s business

Filed under: hard to categorize, pseudoscience — extrakorea @ 10:39 am

Actress Kim Min-seon was being sued by an importer of American beef, A-Meat, for comments she made on her Cyworld,* that she would rather drink poison than eat American beef (because she thought that U.S. beef was all infested with mad cow disease.) Interestingly, shortly before writing these remarks, she ate a hamburger in the U.S. I guess she has a short memory –maybe she did contract the disease after all.
The Seoul Southern District Court has ruled that she is not liable for financial damage suffered by the company.

Judge Kim Sung-gon said in the ruling, “Her article revealed no specific information associated with the plaintiff. So it cannot be seen that her article interrupted its business.”

I guess that means: She didn’t name A-Meat specifically, so A-Meat is succotash out of luck. Kim isn’t guilty of harming their business, just of being stupid.

* sort of like Korea’s version of MySpace or Facebook


  1. Actually, not a bad verdict. The only thing that can come out of beef libel cases is Dr. Phil. Think about it.

    Comment by ZenKimchi — February 15, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

  2. Ha! Ha!

    That’s Koreans for ya, nothing but hypocrites. Eat a hamburger in the US and come back to Korea and protest US beef.

    Koreans have general amnesia and historical amnesia. Don’t expect too much from them.

    Comment by YeahRight! — February 15, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

  3. […] that said she’d rather consume poison than eat American beef during the 2008 Summer of Beef has been found not guilty of libel against a Korean beef importer.  Despite her stupidity, I’m glad they didn’t find her […]

    Pingback by Banchan: Filipino Market Update | ZenKimchi Korean Food Journal — February 16, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

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