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Chicago TV Station Apologizes for Running 'PF Chang' Graphic With Olympics Story

Chicago TV Station Apologizes for Running 'PF Chang' Graphic With Olympics Story

Over the weekend, Chicago-area news watchers noticed something odd about a segment on the 2018 Winter Olympics hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

To be honest, however, WLS-TV spokesperson Jayme Nicholas' explanation was just as head-scratching.

"PyeongChang and P.F. Chang's both start with P and end with the same "chang" sound, but you can't equate the two". Specifically, the station accidentally used a graphic emblazoned with the words "P.F. Chang 2018" in its news coverage of the Olympics.

The TV station apologized, saying it had a "satirical" segment planned and that was the graphic to accompany it.

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Something went terribly wrong when WLS-Ch.7's anchor was introducing a report on the political backdrop to the Winter Olympics.

Not only does P.F. Chang's bill itself in its logo as a "China bistro", but one of its founders was from China - and implying China and South Korea are interchangeable is a common generalization.

The mistake was also noted by the restaurant, which quickly pointed out that they were not hosting the games.

The Chicago station's Pyeongchang card comes after an OH high school wrote an apology over students who yelled "P.F. Chang's" and "go back to China" at a multiracial away team member during a basketball game.


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