Samsung removes online cartoons after anti-Semitism row

A Samsung company removed cartoons attacking a U.S. hedge fund’s founder as a ravenous, big-beaked vulture after Jewish organizations protested similar smears in South Korea’s media. The fund, Elliott, is opposing a takeover deal between Samsung companies that critics say will ensure Samsung’s founding family retains outsized influence over the conglomerate. One of the companies, Samsung C&T, posted cartoons online that depicted Elliott’s founder Paul Singer as a vulture-like figure. Last week, Jewish organizations asked Samsung and South Korea’s government to denounce anti-Semitic stereotypes in local media. A business news website withdrew a column in which it called Elliott “Jewish money” and “ruthless and merciless.”

via ynetnews.com

Source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4680208,00.html

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