[Daily Economy Star Today Reporter Lee Da-gyeom]
SBS Sports announcer Jung Woo-young apologized for laughing at SBS Sports baseball commentator Ahn Kyung-hyun’s ‘Gwangju passport’ remark.
Announcer Jung Woo-young told his SNS on the 28th that “I misunderstood the meaning of ‘Gwangju passport’ that Ahn said at the ‘Weekly Baseball’. I thought it was a joke, meaning that it’s been a long time for Ahn to visit the city.”
“I didn’t think that the word ‘passport’ would contain the meaning of local criticism,” she said. “I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the mismatch of laughter.”
Previously, Commissioner Ahn Kyung-hyun said on the SBS sports program ‘Weekly Baseball’ and YouTube channel ‘ㅇㅈTV’, “I can’t go to Gwangju. I have a passport in my bag (to go to Gwangju).” The commentator Kim Jeong-jun and announcer Jung Woo-young laughed.
It was controversial that the ‘Gwangju Passport’ statement was later used to describe Jeonnam, Jeonbuk, and Gwangju cities as separate countries from Korea that ‘must have a passport’ on community sites such as Daily Best Storage (Ilbe), expressing the hatred of the city of Gwangju.
The following is Jung Woo-young announcer SNS apology
I misunderstood Ahn’s passport-related remarks during the daytime baseball. I thought he jokingly left such comment for visiting Gwangju for the first time in recent five years. I haven’t ever noticed that the word ‘passport’ is used as a pejorative term, targeting at the city of Gwangju.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the mismatched laugh.
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