NBC Sports has issued an apology after a comment made by commentator Joshua Cooper Ramo during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics angered the Korean people.
According to a report by MSN, "Ramo said that 'every Korean' respected Japan for their recent achievements as a nation, insinuating that South Korea had forgotten about the 35 brutal years of Japanese rule that ended after World War II."
According to Jung Min-ho of The Korea Times, the comment angered locals. "His incorrect and insensitive comment about Korea's history has enraged many of its people," he wrote. "Tens of thousands of Koreans and non-Koreans alike have criticized Ramo and NBC Sports on their social media, urging them to correct this misinformation and apologize."