South Koreans Eat Chicken To Celebrate President's Removal
The president is gone!
Many South Koreans ate chicken on Friday to celebrate the removal of President Park Geun-hye.
Her family name rhymes with chicken in Korean.
South Korea’s Constitutional Court forced Park from office over a corruption allegation involving one of her close friends and the country’s powerful business men.
“Chicken head” is also an insult in Korea meaning an idiot.
A restaurant in the rural city of Jeonju said it would offer chicken burgers at half the price on Friday and Saturday to celebrate the court ruling.
“We prepared twice as many chicken burgers as usual and, wow, they’ve almost all gone,” Yu Yeung-sang, owner of Eddis Kitchen, told Reuters by telephone.
In Seoul, a photograph of Friday’s menu at the national assembly cafeteria caused a stir on social media, with a noodle dish typically eaten at celebrations for lunch and chicken for dinner.
“Party noodles” was trending on Korean Twitter for much of the day and, after the verdict, some users uploaded photos of fried chicken.
In the words of the french, Bon Appetit!