|Korean carriers will not screen "Parasite" because of including sexual content inappropriate for young passengers. Courtesy of CJ Entertainment|
By Dong Sun-hwa
South Korea's two flagship airlines will not screen the Oscar-winning black comedy "Parasite" on their planes because it contains "scenes that are sexually provocative and portraying Korea negatively."
Korean Air and Asiana Airlines decided on the policy recently despite the movie winning four Oscars on Feb. 9.
"We do not screen films containing sexual or provocative content, even if they are not adults-only," a Korean Air official was quoted as saying in a report. "Based on our judgment, 'Parasite' includes a scene that could be provocative for our young passengers."
Korean Air plans to screen around 400 movies on its planes this year.
Asiana gave a similar reason for not screening the flick.
"We excluded the movie for being excessively sexual for kids, but we may reconsider the screening if we can 'settle up' inappropriate scenes following negotiations with the supplier," an official said.