‘Entertainment Weekly’ officially apologizes for subtitle error

Posted: December 31, 2009 in DBSK in Korea
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Last week’s episode of Entertainment Weekly caused a lot of commotion from fans because of the error in its subtitle. when they reported about the three members of DBSK filing a lawsuit against SM. Instead of JaeJoong, they placed Changmin’s name on the subtitle which caused an outrage on the part of the fans. This week, the staff released an official apology through it’s website for the said error.

‘Entertainment Weekly’ Officially Apologizes For The TVXQ Subtitle Error

KBS 2TV’s ‘Entertainment Weekly’, which was under fire for an error in the show’s subtitles, released an official apology through the show’s homepage.

The production crew of ‘Entertainment Weekly’ put said apology under the title ‘This is the production crew of Entertainment Weekly’ in the Viewers’ Thread on the show’s official homepage on the evening of the 28th.

In this apology, they showed their remorse for their mistake by saying, “There was an error regarding the names of the members of the group TVXQ in the ‘2009 Star Survey’ corner which was aired on the 26th. We will make sure an incident like this will never happen again.”

In this segment of ‘Entertainment Weekly’ that was aired on the 26th, the production crew was under fire for putting out subtitles that read “Xiah Junsu, Choikang Changmin and Meecky Yoochun filed a lawsuit against their agency”. They made the mistake of putting Choikang Changmin’s name instead of YoungWoong Jaejoong when reporting this news.

After the airing of the show, many people, mostly TVXQ fans, demanded an apology from the program.

source: [osen+Yuaerubi]
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This isn’t the first time that the Korean media made such mistakes. I think from now on, all the news program should be careful in the news that they release because it can cause a misunderstanding on the part of the audience. If we hadn’t known that it wasn’t Changmin who’s involved in the lawsuit, we might have believed a wrong information. These media are the the people’s sources of information so they should be extra careful with what they release.

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