Mayor Stothert Apologizes For Facebook Fight With Korean American Citizen

Jun 4, 2020

This montage contains a screen capture (bottom right) of Mayor Stothert's reply to Soyoen Sohn's Facebook comment.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is apologizing to a woman she insulted in a Facebook comment and will meet with her later this week.   Soyeon Sohn had commented earlier this week on a public post about Stothert's emergency order and called the mayor a coward. Stothert replied to the woman and called her a coward who doesn't list her name and who hides behind symbols.  Sohn uses the Korean spelling of her name on Facebook, and Stothert has apologized and admitted to not recognizing the symbols as Korean letters.