MBC also issued an apology in English regarding the use of a photo related to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
MBC has apologized for broadcasting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic opening ceremony on its official website and social media on the 24th.
It was an English translation of a Korean apology that the broadcast station published ealier. When MBC first apologized in Korean, some people suggested that it should also apologize in the language of the countries concerned.
However, it did not issue this apology in any language other than English. And as in the previous apology in Korean, it did not clearly state which countries it caused damage to. Thus, there is still a critical public opinion towards MBC.
Earlier, during the live broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, MBC used a photo of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to introduce the Ukraine team. In addition, public opinion also criticized MBC’s use of some inappropriate photos when mentioning other countries.
In response, MBC issued an apology in Korean on the 24th and apologized. “We used some inappropriate images and captions to introduce some countries during the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on July 23. We sincerely apology to the countries concerned and the viewers”.
MBC also said; “Recognizing the seriousness of this incident that occurred during the broadcast of the Olympics; we will thoroughly investigate the entire process of selecting video material, organizing and inspecting subtitle and will take strict follow-up measures according to the results.”