MBC’s YouTube channel ‘Mbig News’ was embroiled in controversy over the subtitles of Kim Yeon-kyung’s interview.
On the 1st, MBC announced ‘You can do it! Let’s do it! Let’s not give up!’ A video titled was released.
The video released on this day contains an interview with Kim Yeon-kyung, who won the women’s volleyball match between Korea and Japan at the Tokyo Olympics.
Among them, Kim Yeon-kyung answered, “Thank you. I’m more proud” to the question, “I gave hope to the people.” However, in the video, the subtitle, which is different from the actual question, was edited, “Did you lose soccer or baseball and only win volleyball?”
It is a situation that can be interpreted as a remark that ignores the Korean national football team, which lost to Mexico on that day, and the baseball team, which lost to the United States. It is pointed out that this is a scene that can lead to a misunderstanding of disparaging other sports.
As the controversy grew, Mbig News treated the video as private.
This is not the first time that MBC’s Olympic broadcast controversy has been controversial. Previously, MBC used a photo of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant as a data screen when the Ukrainian team entered the opening ceremony of the ‘2020 Tokyo Olympics’ on the 23rd. was sent out and caused a scandal.
In addition, on the 25th, while broadcasting the Tokyo Olympics men’s soccer group B qualifying match between Korea and Romania at Kashima Stadium in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, on the 25th, MBC posted the phrase “Thank you, Marin” over an own goal scored by Romanian player Razvan Marin. The public outrage arose over the ensuing controversy. In response, MBC President Park Seong-jae apologized at a press conference saying, “Since the Olympic relay broadcast is in progress, we will conduct a thorough investigation after the completion of a thorough investigation to come up with responsibilities and measures to prevent recurrence.”
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