MBC issued an additional official statement and apologized when controversy grew at home and abroad for using inappropriate graphics and expressions in the broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

MBC said, "During the broadcast of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics last night, some inappropriate photos and expressions were used in the country introduction video and subtitles." "We sincerely apologize to the people and viewers of that country."

Regarding the use of problematic video and subtitles, he explained, "We prepared this with the intention of easily introducing the athletes entering each country in a short time at the opening ceremony." "The consideration and concern for the parties was greatly lacking, and the inspection process was poor. It was an inexcusable mistake.”

"Recognizing the seriousness of this matter, we will thoroughly investigate the entire process of selecting video materials, organizing subtitles, and inspecting, and we will take strict follow-up measures according to the results."

MBC has been criticized for its inappropriate photos and expressions, such as posting photos of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant to introduce the Ukrainian team in the broadcast of the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony on the night of the 23rd (23rd) and Bitcoin photos to introduce the El Salvador team.

(Photo = MBC screen capture, Yonhap News)