NBC는 '한국 보이 그룹 샤이니의 메인 보컬이 숨진 채로 발견됐다'는 소식을 전하며 엘렌 드제너러스 쇼에 출연했던 RM의 모습을 내보냈다.
NBC Chicago mistakes BTS for SHINee in report about Jonghyun's death pic.twitter.com/y8EUUXcKfX— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) December 20, 2017
이에 소셜미디어에서는 NBC 시카고를 향한 비난이 쏟아졌다.
It doesn't take 1 minute to search who actually died. Not only NBC Chicago disrespected Jonghyun's death... He disrespected Namjoon, ARMYs and Shawols... You should be ashamed of yourself! 😑😒#NBCChicagoApologize— LJulianne (@leslie_julianne) December 20, 2017
This is not only incorrect but disrespectful @nbcchicago. As reporters, you need to fact check everything. You disrespected SHINee and BTS at a time where people are grieving. Research before you assume only 1 kpop band exists. pic.twitter.com/9Y3J2jpsI3— José (@TheJose8A) December 20, 2017
You're watched by hundreds of thousands of people and you broadcasted incorrect news, you've deeply disrespected Jonghyun, his family, & SHINee with this, not only was it very easy to Google who Jonghyun was, it was also all over Twitter, no excuses, apologize @nbcchicago pic.twitter.com/ECSLkm7syj— 방탄소년단 아미 (@BTS_ARMY_INT) December 20, 2017
I can't even imagine how Namjoon would feel seeing himself being broadcasted as dead this is so disrespectful not just to him but also to Jonghyun. @nbcchicago You better put out a public broadcasted apology on air. You obviously can't do your job right— Mare | Mic Drop (@Mare3097) December 20, 2017
Yesterday, while reporting on the death of Kim Jong-hyun, a member of the popular South Korean boy band SHINee, NBC 5 mistakenly aired video of the band BTS during our morning newscast. We sincerely apologize for this error. pic.twitter.com/b4ciVSLDlL— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) December 20, 2017
한편, 故 종현과 관련해 방송사고를 낸 건 NBC시카고 뿐만이 아니다. 채널A '돌직구쇼'는 지난 18일 종현의 사망 소식을 전하며 배우 홍종현의 사진을 송출해 뭇매를 맞았다. 뉴스1에 따르면 채널A 관계자는 21일 "방송 편집과정에서 실수가 있었다. 생방송 중 이를 알게 돼 두 번에 걸쳐 사과를 했다"며 "다시 한번 종현의 유가족 및 팬들, 홍종현씨에게 사과드리며 고인의 명복을 빈다"라고 공식 사과했다.