KMT Chairman apologizes for calling Chen Chu ‘fat sow’

KMT Chairman Wu Den-yih apologizes for referring to Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu as a ‘fat sow’

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/11/19
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —  Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) on

Wu bowing and apologizing. (By Central News Agency)

Saturday (Nov. 18) apologized for referring to Presidential Office Secretary-General Chen Chu (陳菊) as “a fat sow.”

While attending a non-public event held to support KMT Kaohsiung mayoral candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Friday (Nov. 17), Wu indirectly referred to Chen when he said that his late friend, former Examination Yuan member Huang Chun-ying (黃俊英), lost the 2006 Kaoshsiung mayoral race to a woman who used a tricky way to win. Chen defeated Huang in the 2006 Kaohsiung Mayoral race after he was unable to shake rumors that he sent people to pay bribes for votes.

He then said, “I won’t say who this person is, very fat, the really fat one, walks like a big fat sow.” That same day Presidential Office spokesman Sidney Lin (林鶴明) said that it was a pity to see a political leader use such vulgar language. Lin said the Presidential Office believes that the opposition chairman should apologize to the nation for this and called on the opposition to stop this kind of verbal bullying.

Wu rushed to write a written statement that evening, but the rumors continued to spread. After receiving criticism from netizens, Wu held a press conference on Saturday (Nov. 18) to apologize and said, “I misspoke, this is a fact, but I should not talk about the teammates.” Wu went on to say that in every game there is the pitcher, batter, and defensive team, but that he had let the team down.     [FULL  STORY]

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