Olympics: South Korean network sorry for offensive and cliché country images (Norway’s was salmon)

MBCPhoto: Raphael Rashid/@koryodynasty on Twitter
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People are not very happy about the faux pas (plural).

During the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony on July 23, South Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) showed a series of – more or less offensive – images alongside each country.

For example, Italy’s was pizza, Ukraine’s was Chernobyl, and the UK’s was Queen Elizabeth.

Norway’s was salmon (though, arguably, if they were going the fish route – cod might have been a better choice).

The situation was reported by journalist Raphael Rashid, known as @koryodynasty, on Twitter.

Rashid also reported on MBC’s subsequent issuing of apologies.

Source: #NorwayTodayTravel

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