I was going to scream, “FREEEEEEEEE HEATHER CHOOOO,” but then I realized that I don’t mind nuts in a bag. At this point, I’ll take nuts any way I can get ’em.
Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho instantly became GOOP and Anna Wintour’s unofficial hero of the year last December when she flew into a full-blown entitled ass rage after a flight attendant served her macadamia nuts in a bag, instead of on a plate, in first class on a flight from JFK to the South Korean city of Incheon. Heather eventually resigned as VP of the company. Heather’s father, Korean Air president Cho Yangho, told the press at the time that he blames himself for raising her badly. An investigation was launched, because Heather made the pilots take the plane back to the gate so she could kick off the chief flight attendant for not training their staff to serve macadamia nuts in a dish. That chief flight attendant should also be disciplined by the law for not throwing a DEEZ NUTS joke at Heather Cho when they had the chance.
During the trial, witnesses testified that Heather Cho hit the chief flight attendant with the service manual, and a flight attendant testified that he was told by a Korean Air manager to keep his lips shut about her nut-induced cuntastic tantrum. Prosecutors asked the judge to throw Heather Cho in jail for 3 years, because she broke aviation law and tried to mess with their investigation. The judge gave her one year instead. The Korean Air manager who told that flight attendant to shut their mouth was also sentenced to eight months in the chokey. via BBC News
Judge Oh Sung-woo said it was a case where “human dignity” had been “trampled upon”.
Judge Oh said Cho had treated the flight “as if it was her own private plane”.
“It is doubtful that the way the nuts were served was so wrong,” he said.
The judge said Cho, who is also known as Cho Hyun-ah, had failed to show enough remorse even after she submitted letters to the court apologising for the incident.
CNN says that the trial got a lot of attention in South Korea, because the people are sick of nepotism and sick of wealthy, powerful families getting away with all sorts of shit.
South Korea does not play. Heather Cho’s nut rage only happened in December and she’s already lost her job and is heading for prison. Can we as a people get together and lie and say that Conrad Hilton was actually on a Korean Air flight in South Korea when he thew that King Joffrey-approved tantrum so that Judge Oh Sung-woo can sentence him to one full of year of serving macadamia nuts in a bag to Heather Cho in prison?