MBC's live broadcast of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic opening ceremony is causing controversy by using inappropriate photos and subtitles on the material screen introducing participating countries.
MBC broadcast live the opening ceremony of the tournament held at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on the evening of the 23rd, and put a picture and subtitles explaining the country in the lower left corner of the screen when the athletes from each country entered.
MBC used a photo of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, where the worst disaster took place, for the intro photo when the Ukrainian delegation entered.
When entering the Haiti squad, the caption 'Jungkook is in the fog due to the assassination of the president' was displayed.
Haiti's President Jovenel Moise was shot and killed at his private residence in the capital, Port-au-Prince, in the early morning of the 7th.
Last month, the El Selvador delegation, which adopted Bitcoin as a legal currency for the first time in the world, included a picture of Bitcoin when entering.
The host apologized at the end of the broadcast of the opening ceremony, but not only Korea but also overseas netizens captured the broadcast screen in question and spread it on Twitter, increasing outrage.