Ladygate: “Bus Girl” Demands Driver Apologize on Knees

Passenger makes bus driver go down on his knees to apologize for causing an accident

The ‘Ladygate’ saga, a series of Korean girls (who are nicknamed by netizens using the suffix  女 [녀 -nyo] or “girl”)  behaving badly has so far seen “Cigarette Girl“, “Beer Girl“, “Soju Girl” and “Swearing Woman” all cause a stir on Korean cyberspace.

In the latest alleged incident, a female passenger, literally dubbed “the Bus Girl who brought a driver down to his knees”, demands the driver of a highway express bus who caused an accident to kneel down and apologize. This is not the first time we have seen people being asked to apologize on their knees in public, as was the case in China where two youths who accidentally killed a dog were forced to kneel down before the dead animal, covered by our big brother site chinaSMACK. After a picture of the incident was uploaded on the internet,  the photo went viral. Netizens expressed their rage, especially at the sight of the alleged diva’s carefree attitude, underlined by her hands-in-pocket posture. The story has now drawn thousands of comments on Korean portal site Nate.

From TVDaily:

‘Bus girl’ controversy, netizens ask “Did the bus driver have to go to those lengths to apologize on his knees?”

Netizens outraged over photo of middle-aged bus driver down on his knees.

On the 18th, an online community uploaded a photo entitled ‘the girl who brought a bus driver to his knees.’

The photo shows a bus driver on his knees in front of a young lady. Behind the two people, two highway buses can also be seen.

One netizen who came across the photo commented “this photo is from the personal homepage of someone I know. The express bus was on its way from Busan to Seoul caused an accident, resulting in the bus stopping for 3 hours.”

Describing the photo, the netizen continued: “All the passengers on board became angry and demanded an apology from the bus driver. In the meantime, one woman even asked for the bus driver to go on his knees and apologize.”

On the other hand, another netizens commenting on the photo, reacted by saying “Who’s she to ask that to the driver that…,” “Among all the -녀 controversies, this one makes me roar out in anger the most,” “from what it seems, he looks like a father, and this makes me really frustrated,” “Are you satisfied now that he’s down on his knees apologizing?,” and “It pains me even more to see your carefree attitude by putting your hands in your pockets.”

As the photo went viral, other articles surfaced explaining the what presumably really happened. One such article stated that with passengers getting frustrated and the driver showing insincerity towards the situation, he was asked to get down on his knees. Another blog post claims that as the bus finally arrived at the bus terminal, the ground staff showed indifference to the passengers’ inconvenience, to which they suggested the staff get down on their knees. Refusing, the bus driver did instead. The latest “Ladygate” incident shows how just one photo can be subject to open interpretation, and how netizen opinions in Korea, no matter how far-fetched and ridiculous they may seem, are not taken lightly by news outlets – having the power to change entire news stories or even make new ones.

Comments from Nate:

김민지:

Won’t the bitch take her hands out of her pocket?

김민희:

In anycase, she shouldn’t get a man who is old enough to be her father to go all the way down on his knees; I don’t really know the cause of the accident, but shouldn’t you rather seek compensation for the accident from the bus company?

김순진:

I think I’d be more angry had the photo been taken with her face in it

박우진:

Had she been molested perhaps she could do that, but in the case of an accident, she’s really just a slut.

이중목:

That person is not a bus driver but a terminal officer worker. The bus broke down after a minor collision, and they called the garage repair men to fix the problem, but they arrived about 2.5 hours late. So they decided to give both a full refund and also cover for transport costs [back home]. By doing so they hushed everyone up, but just at that moment, some fucking brainless cunt in her 20s got the man to go on his knees and apologize – so over-the-fucking-top getting the terminal staff to beg down on his knees. And then after doing so she looked at him and was like ‘what-everrr’, grabbed the refund and vanished off. She is really a dirty scumbag. God if I had to marry one of those things…she’d fucking waste all our money and our kids would just become retards retards RETARDS

박현하:

Is is Lee Min-kyeong from Busan’s Dong-a University?

김동철:

It would be good if you upload her personal details ASAP

최재준:

I know I’d be a scumface for hitting a girl, but I really wanna low-kick her

이은지:

Hoel that’s incredible~ My dad is also a bus driver, but really to do that is just a no-no. To do that to a father is just… too much~–;;

박주석:

What a pile of bullshit – why is that kinda I’m-too-good-for-you girl even riding a bus? So it was a little uncomfortable on your way down to Busan while you were all dressed up? Should we offer you the VIP carriage in the KTX then?

이명훈:

That woman looks like a stunner, so shouldn’t we also release a picture of her stunning face to the public?

김나현:

That kinda bitch pretends to be some fucking wife that been through all the hardships of the world. And there so so many men who fall for it…wow…Those poor men ㅠㅠ

정병민:

The more I see those fucking bitches the more it pisses me offㅡㅡ those sluts are brainlessㅡㅡ

최선현:

How humiliating it is for that bus driver to go down on his knees like that in front of that girl….for the sake of his family and not being sacked, he is not a person who should endure that dirt. He is a father

남소영:

To think that he could be a father makes me wanna cry…..Was he really that much in the wrong to the point where he had to go down on his knees?

김선미:

That bitch bloody has no manners

김진용:

ke ke ke ke ke Is this a competition? Who’s the craziest 녀? Kekekekeke why are there so many weirdo 녀s? ke ke ke ke ke ke ke ke Who’s the organizer? Who’s the winner? They are competing with one another really  fucking hard

이광호:

Because of you, the driver wasted even more time, so YOU’RE the one that should come apologize to me on your knees

이원식:

It’s ok~ in any case her personal details will be uploaded, she’ll become all depressed then commit suicide

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  • Brett Sanbon

    Saw this on nate on Tuesday I believe. I just kept thinking to myself… “one cellphone camera picture. could have been taken by anyone in any situation.”

    I guess no real clarity has come from this situation. Where are the passengers to clear things up? Has no one contacted the bus company? Does Nate use any real reporting tactics or they make up a story for any random picture?

    • Raphael

      Nate does not report, it merely links to articles on other need websites. I don’t it even matters who did what where. It’s literally just a photo! Unbelievable that it even made it on TV …

  • 소지섭

    Song of the Article

    No Mercy – miss A

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHvgdQ0AATw

  • Stories of butts

    So shes a slut for being stuckup >_>

    • mr. wiener

      maybe he’d just gotten down on his knees so he could look up her skirt…;)

  • Janice

    In the latest news, a completely OPPOSITE point of view on the incident has gone viral.

    A blogger reported that it wasn’t the driver’s fault, but the bus company made the passengers locked up for 3 hours in the bus. The passengers were of course fuming mad at the company, but the staff made no apology, which infuriated the people even more. When the staff didn’t blink his eyes at the people’s demand to ‘make a sincere apology, kneel down, give us the return fare – do something’, the driver got down to his knees instead.

    Although the girl there should actually (according to ‘Korean manners’) have put her hands out of the pocket and told the driver it was not his fault, the people at that time were probably too mad about the staff’s bad manner to care about that…

    The blogger quoted his friend who was angry at the person who took and uploaded that photo, saying that the article above was written entirely in the point of view of the bus company, not representing any of the passengers’ (or the poor driver’s) point of view.

    So there you go, another ‘ladygate’ incident which came entirely out of a very biased view, ignited by someone who was actually at fault, with a helping hand from the media who love this kind of controversy.

    • Stories of butts

      Thanks for giving the full story.

  • lonetrey

    Huhhh…. Interesting. So, did the majority of Korean netizens make a mistake in the interpretation of this photo?

    • Raphael

      Yeah, apparently so. It just goes to show the nature of viral photos…. accurate/false information spreads like a virus ㅋㅋㅋ

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  • Mich’insaeki

    Original article not nearly as fascinating as the replies. ROFL. Every daughter is a princess… but every girl a whore. It’s not called Confusedianism for nothing.

  • jcd

    If he was not sorry to begin with or acted like he didn’t care, then I could understand wanting him to apologize. Who knows? Maybe he was a complete jerk. But I there can’t be an excuse for making him do that. I wouldn’t blame him if he started to tell them off.

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