Widespread sense would let you know that the Winter Olympics aren’t being held at a Chinese language restaurant. Sadly, a Chicago information station failed to comprehend this.
Everybody makes errors, proper? Sadly, not everybody’s errors are broadcasted on nationwide tv. That is precisely what occurred on Feb. 10, when a Chicago information anchor mentioned “P.F. Chang 2018” as an alternative of “PyeongChang 2018” throughout a stay section concerning the Olympics in South Korea. In the event you’re cringing proper now, you’re not alone. Though the ABC affiliate has since apologized for his or her MAJOR error, that hasn’t stopped viewers from unleashing their disappointment and confusion on Twitter. “Please inform me this didn’t actually occur,” one person tweeted on Feb. 12. One other viewer tweeted, “Sure, a information channel actually did confuse #PyeongChang2018 with P.F. Changs… and it’s wonderful.” It’s clear some customers had been amused, whereas others had been disturbed, however most significantly, we wish to understand how this might have occurred?!
A spokesperson for Chicago’s ABC 7, Jayme Nicholas, defined that the mix-up was definitely not intentional. “The graphic was created for a unique ‘satirical piece’ put collectively on Friday by sports activities anchor Mark Giangreco wherein viewers had been inspired to invent their very own Olympic sports activities, however it was mistakenly additionally used for the intense information story learn on Saturday by weekend anchor Mark Rivera,” Jayme mentioned in keeping with the Chicago Tribune. Now that we all know that, we are able to take a sigh of reduction! Making mild of the debacle, P.F. Chang’s tweeted, “Opposite to this broadcast, we’re not internet hosting the video games.” Now, that’s humorous!
However, the PyeongChang video games kicked off on Feb. eight, and it’s positive to be an thrilling two weeks! The opening ceremony was held on Feb. 9 and featured beautiful fireworks. This 12 months’s Opening Ceremony was not solely eventful, however historic. North Korea and South Korea marched collectively beneath one flag. The 2 international locations have been rivals for the reason that early 1950s, so it was stunning to see them march in unity. For extra Winter Video games protection head over to nbcolympics.com!
HollywoodLifers, what are your ideas on Chicago’s ABC affiliate’s Winter Olympic combine up?