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FIFA World Cup 2018: Now, 2 female fans kiss South Korean reporter

A screen grab from a video of the incident. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 05, 2018, 03.37 PM (IST)

A kiss became a subject of debate on social media in China after two female Russian fans kissed a South Korean reporter who was doing live coverage in from Russia during the FIFA world cup.

The journalist -- Kwon Qwal Yel -- works for South Korean channel name MBN. He was reporting live for the television as two women approached him separately and kissed him while he was presenting live coverage.

The journalist, however, remained expressionless carried on reporting after the first incident, but as the second woman kissed her he burst out in a laugh while looking embarrassed at the same time.

The incident triggered a debate over whether the female fans kissing male reporter was a sexual harassment or not.

People on China's largest social network site Weibo, -- where the debate emerged -- questioned that why the actions by female fans in not being criticised as they referred to previous incidents of male fans kissing female reporters in Russia.

Some people also criticised media for using the term "beauties" while covering the story.

The incident came in the middle of various cases of male fans kissing female reporters during the world cup coverage.

Earlier a Colombian journalist who works for broadcaster Deutsche Welle's Spanish news channel posted a video on social media of a man groping her and then kissing her on the cheek.

The reporter, however, remained composed and continued her report but later called out the incident on Instagram by posting a video with the caption, "We do not deserve this treatment".