Nightly News   |  April 23, 2013

Bill Gates inadvertently offends Koreans

In South Korea, it’s disrespectful to shake another person’s hand while your other hand is in your pocket, which is exactly what Bill Gates did during a meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> it was a simple gesture or lack of it by bill gates , but it has caused him a world of hurt halfway around the world . he was greeting the president of suite korea when he inexplicably left his left hand in his pocket. it was immediate labeled rude and disrespectful in south korea . many point out that a button jacket and a two-handed handshake would have been the proper greeting for the south korean president .