- In a now-deleted TikTok video, French content creator Alwin GC (@alwingc) crashes a Vietnamese wedding.
- Alwin makes sure to clarify that he was not invited to the wedding but asks for entrance anyways as he is “French” and a “YouTuber.”
- Upon his entry, Alwin explains how uncomfortable he was as “the only white guy" and "the only foreigner.”
- Despite not being asked to join anyone’s table, the TikTok user remained at the wedding to eat and drink.
- Although Alwin’s original video has been deleted from his page, people have reacted negatively through TikTok and Reddit.
A French travel content creator who shared a video of himself crashing a Vietnamese wedding has drawn disapproval from internet users.
In his now-deleted TikTok video titled “How I joined a Vietnamese Wedding without being invited,” Alwin GC (@alwingc) makes sure to specify that he was not invited to the wedding but asks for entrance as he is “French” and a “YouTuber.” Upon his entry, Alwin explains how uncomfortable he was as “the only white guy” and “the only foreigner.”
- Bab Sang, a Korean restaurant in Québec City, Canada, closed two weeks ago due to threatening phone calls after Le Soleil, a local newspaper, published an article that noted the restaurant’s servers’ inability to speak French and that their menu was only written in English.
- When members of the Quebec City community learned of the harassment the business had been receiving, many stepped up to visit and help the restaurant, including Terrance Keller, who edited and translated the restaurant’s menu items into French.
- The publicity also helped the owner find French-speaking staff.
- The restaurant will be reopening on Wednesday evening.
A Korean restaurant in Québec City, Canada, will be reopening after closing two weeks ago due to harassment and threats for not serving in French.
Bab Sang, a restaurant located at 1282 Avenue Maguire in Québec, reportedly received threatening phone calls after Le Soleil, a local newspaper, published an article that noted the restaurant’s servers’ inability to speak French and that their menu was only written in English.
- The two Frenchmen whose assault on 47-year-old Somkuan Songkhot left him in critical condition in the Thai province of Surat Thani have been denied bail.
- Vincent Raymond Bugeya, 34, and Julien Gerard Rene Vincent, 28, were arrested and charged with assault of another person causing serious injury after they were caught on camera blocking traffic with their Porsche and attacking Songkhot.
- According to police, both men had alcohol present in their systems. No drugs were detected.
- Somkuan’s condition has reportedly stabilized, but he is still in a coma in the ICU and remains unresponsive.
- Police have requested that the Immigration Bureau investigate the foreigners’ business in Thailand.
The two Frenchmen whose assault on a Thai man on Saturday left him comatose in Koh Samui, Surat Thani province, have been denied bail.
Vincent Raymond Bugeya, 34, and Julien Gerard Rene Vincent, 28, were arrested and charged with assault causing serious injury after they were caught on camera blocking traffic with their grey Porsche Panamera and attacking 47-year-old Somkuan Songkhot. The attack left Somkuan with a brain hemorrhage, which required emergency brain surgery.
- A 47-year-old Thai man is in critical condition after two Frenchmen assaulted him in an unprovoked attack in Koh Samui, Surat Thani province.
- Somkuan Songkhot and his wife, Lakhana Salao, were riding home on their motorbike when a white Porsche they had been admiring began tailgating their bike and honking.
- After pulling over and asking if the drivers needed assistance, the car’s passenger got out and attacked Somkuan, causing him to hit his head on the pavement.
- Police arrested and charged both the 28 and 34-year-old Frenchmen, who confessed to attacking Somkuan, with assault of another person causing serious injury.
- Somkuan was rushed to Koh Samui Hospital, where he reportedly received emergency brain surgery to treat a brain hemorrhage and is still in critical condition.
A 47-year-old Thai man is in critical condition after two Frenchmen assaulted him in an unprovoked attack caught on camera.
Somkuan Songkhot picked up his wife, Lakhana Salao, from her cleaning job at Central Mall in Koh Samui, Surat Thani province, on Oct. 15 and were driving home on their motorbike when they were passed by a white Porsche with Bangkok registration plates. According to Lakhana, Somkuan had said, “That car is so beautiful, when will we get a car like this?” They reportedly followed the Porsche to appreciate it for a bit longer before passing.
A French court this week started hearing the first civilian case against manufacturers of Agent Orange, a herbicide used by the United States against communist troops during the Vietnam War.
Tran To Nga, who worked as a journalist during the conflict, sued a total of 26 multinational companies in 2014 for subjecting her and her family to lifelong health issues, which earlier tests had linked to the defoliant.
An upscale German restaurant has been removed from the prestigious Michelin Guide website following a racist remark by French chef Jean-Claude Bourgueil.
The 73-year-old chef sparked outrage for saying he does not want Chinese customers while announcing the reopening of his eatery Im Schiffchen, according to Chinese media.
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An Instagrammer posting from Montreal, Canada is facing backlash for a post at an Asian nail salon.
A renowned French author has come under fire after airing his romantic preferences in a magazine interview.
Yann Moix, 50, told Marie Claire’s French edition that he cannot love a woman his age.
A city in New Hampshire is not too keen on the name of a new pho restaurant that is intended to be a play on words.
Pho Keene Great had displayed a small sign featuring its name, which is a play on both the Vietnamese dish pho and the name of the town, Kron 4 reported.
A vase dating back to 18th century China, believed to have been owned and passed down from one generation to another by a French family, was auctioned and sold for 16.2 million euros ($19 million).
The exceptionally rare and well-preserved vase was hidden inside a shoe box and wrapped with some newspaper in the attic of a French family. It was later brought to Sotheby’s Paris, France, branch to put up for auction, according to Shanghaiist.
A Moroccan/French stand-up comedian who has recently moved to New York in an effort to conquer the North American audience is being haunted by the ghost of his allegedly racist past.
Gad Elmaleh is a 46-year-old former actor in France who has made a successful career in comedy after transitioning into stand-up. Aside from being voted the funniest person in his home country, he was also named “Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” by France’s Minister of Culture and “Knight of the National Order” of Quebec.
Tokyo-based French anime artist Thomas Romain is back with some new illustrations by his two sons Ryunosuke, 11, and Itsuki, 8, whose artistic talents have gotten more impressive over the past few months.
Romain, who has worked on a number of popular series including “Space Dandy,” “Senki Zessho Symphogear,” “Basquash!,” and “Aria,” takes inspiration from his children’s artwork and reimagines them as anime characters in a collaborative project called “Father & Sons’ Design Workshop”.