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Canadians in a nutshell

Posted by Brian on March 29, 2006

The Korea Herald brings you the hard-hitting news you can't find anywhere else:

An organization that promotes cultural understanding and brings together people from different nations is open for anyone in Seoul to join. Anyone that is, except Canadians.

In a classified ad in KScene, a free biweekly magazine, World Class describes itself as a group that "brings together all nationalities to discuss world issues and break down cultural barriers and prejudices."

Breaking down the prejudices, however, doesn't extend to all countries. "No Canadians please," the ad continues.

When contacted by a Korea Herald reporter by e-mail, the organizer of the group, Bernard Carleton, elaborated further, "The thing is, CANADIANS ARE SCUM! They are self-loving, welfare supporting, over taxing, work ethic hating scum!!! They are not welcome in our group."

Serious? Joking? You make the call!


6 Responses to “Canadians in a nutshell”

  1. scott said

    I think that story was supposed to be run this Saturday.

    At first I thought some Korean reporter had misunderstood something clearly intended to be satire or a prank, but the reporter’s name suggests otherwise.

  2. […] Well, this is certainly bizarre. (Hat tip to Cathartidae) […]

  3. Alex said

    But isn’t it the truth.

  4. Matthew said

    Haven’t read a dissenting Canadian voice yet…but weren’t they scheduled to be clubbing innocent baby seals and the McCartney’s this week?

  5. Ian said

    However, they did offer membership in the Pen 15 Club to Canadians.

  6. […] Last month, the Korea Herald ran a short piece on a local club that was organized as a sort of multi-cultural social group that invited people from any and all nationalities across the globe. But… Canadians were singled out as personae non grata at their get-togethers. The KH article created quite a stir among the international community here in Korea with several bloggers commentating on it; the KH even had to run a short follow-up to explain that the hate mail should be targeting them, but rather, the group organizers themselves. […]

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