Czech Republic has to teach Internet users geography
The Boston bombing, that has taken 3 lives and left numerous people injured, caused a lot of unrest among Internet users, especially ones that use Twitter and Facebook.
During the investigation of the suspects, there were numerous speculations about the identity of the bombers and their origin. It was unclear then whether they were Americans, Chechens or maybe even Kyrgyzs. At the time, numerous tweets and Facebook comments woke hate towards Czechs even though Chechnya and Czech Republic are two completely different states, not even on the same continent.
So, when things got as bad as they could (imagine hundreds of hate comments and topics all over social networks), the Czech Embassy decided to intervene and their ambassador in the U.S. gave announcement to try to put stop to it:
“The Czech Republic and Chechnya are two very different entities — the Czech Republic is a Central European country; Chechnya is a part of the Russian Federation.”
And then, after Czech Embassy gave the entire U.S. and world a geography lesson, one of the U.S. officials, former CIA agent, while talking live, managed to mix up these two countries again.
Now, many shows in U.S. are trying to portrait this show of ignorance through jokes and funny comments on their bill.
Maybe they should consider better geography education instead of letting citizens publicly embarrass the U.S. and their education system.