CNN Indonesia used a photo of a South Korean actor, Hyun Bin, with a news story about North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, Channel News Asia reported.
“The news package was on the issues surrounding Kim Jong-un, who was reportedly in critical condition, which has no relation to the Captain Ri character in the Korean drama series. This error was not intentional, and we apologise for this mistake,” CNN Indonesia said, according to Coconut Indonesia, an online news site focused on Southeast Asia. “CNN Indonesia is an affiliate network, independent of CNN,” CNN told iMediaEthics.
Coconuts Indonesia reported
“CNN Indonesia ran a story on North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, who was reportedly in critical condition. On the plasma display behind the news anchor, a photo of Kim Jong-un was put side-by-side with Captain Ri Jeong-hyeok, a character played by South Korean actor Hyun Bin in popular K-drama Crash Landing on You.“