NBC has admitted wrongdoing after mixing up members of K-pop bands in news coverage this week.
Korean pop band SHINee has lost a member, Jonghyun, to suicide and the news station had been covering the tragedy when they mixed up musicians.
NBC had displayed an image of Kim Nanjoon (also known as RM), from pop group BTS, rather than the correct image of Jonghyun, from SHINee.
NBC Chicago said in a statement on Twitter: ‘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 apologise for this error.’
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
NBC had aired footage of BTS from their performance on the Ellen DeGeneres show, and annoyed fans by repeatedly showing close ups of RM.
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
NBC is one of the most top rated and watched news show. To dishonor Jonghyun by mistaking him as RM shows that NBC doesn’t care enough about this tragedy to accurately report the news. They made a mistake that could have been prevented with a bit of research. #NBCChicagoApologizepic.twitter.com/F9JDFKDBLo
— rest in peace jonghyun (@taedreamy) December 20, 2017
cannot believe the level of ignorance from nbc to post such a misleading and hurtful video, I’m so incredibly upset at how disrespectful the media can be to get views. nbc need to apologise publically both to jonghyun and namjoon, simply taking the video down will not cut it.
— lai (@jeonelysium) December 20, 2017
I don't think nbc Chicago cared about the death of jonghyun too much or else they would've done their research a bit more
— ''''not my thrussy'''' (@petitepristii) December 20, 2017
Jonghyun took his own life after struggling with depression, and a private funeral has already been undertaken.
SHINee formed in 2008 and Jonghyun was a founding member, known for his individualistic style which defied the mass produced music of some of his K-pop contemporaries.
Jonghyun wrote and composed his own music, rather than using the music of ghost producers.
The group posted an emotional tweet following his death which read: ‘Jonghyun, who loved music more than anyone, who enjoyed the stage, who communicated with fans through music, the best artist.
‘Forever, he will be remembered.’
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Big Brother will return next year on ITV2 and online
Big Brother, one of the original UK reality TV shows, will return to screens in 2023, years after being axed by both Channel 4 and later Channel 5.
The show, which launched careers of ITV presenter Alison Hammond and Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts, will be revived by ITV2 and new streaming platform ITVX.
A promotional video aired during the Love Island series finale on Monday evening.
Officials said the famous house will return with a “contemporary new look”.
The returning programme – which was originally on for 18 years – will see a cast of “carefully selected housemates from all walks of life” live together under strict surveillance for up to six weeks.
Similar to previous editions, the public will regularly vote contestants off in live evictions, as well as deciding on an overall cash prize winner.
“We’re beyond excited to bring this iconic series to ITV2 and ITVX where it should especially engage with our younger viewers.”
The series, which takes its name from the all-seeing ruler in George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, first appeared on Channel 4 in 2000, and was won by Liverpudlian builder Craig Phillips.
It was influential, both as a public social experiment and also in creating a new form of celebrity, with normal people prepared to have their every waking (and sleeping) moment caught on camera and broadcast to the world.
Celebrity editions aired, featuring the likes of Katie Price, Gemma Collins and Mark Owen.
Despite its early success and influence, the National TV Award-winning programme soon found itself embroiled in controversy over reports of bullying, racism, fixing, and general toxic behaviour in the house, with complaints being made to both the police and Ofcom.
The show moved to Channel 5 in 2011 but was axed in 2018 amid a ratings slump. Channel 5 controller Ben Frow later said he had no regrets over the decision and that the media landscape had become “very crowded with reality shows”.
‘Jumping the shark’
Speaking on the BBC Sounds Podcast, Unreal: A Critical History of Reality TV, this summer, Big Brother’s creative director Philip Edgar-Jones said audiences “very clearly hated it” when producers intervened in the programme too much.
“We call it ‘jumping the shark’ in television, when you the hand of the producer is too overt and you feel like the show has therefore lost that sense of authenticity – that’s when the audience gets more angry.
“Being authentic to the show, you create this world with its own internal logic, and you can’t break that internal logic, otherwise you break the magic and you lose the trust of the audience.”
At the time, Big Brother producers said they were open to “future possibilities”, apparently leaving the door open for a return one day.
Irish singing duo Jedward, the identical twin brothers who twice appeared on the celebrity version of the show, have made an early bid online to host the returning series.
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Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is working on the script for the 25th Bond film, is on a mission to make sure the movie will "treat women properly" – even if the spy does not.
Ahead of the release of the as-yet-untitled film, Waller-Bridge told Deadline: "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not (the Bond franchise) is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women.
"I think that's b*******. I think he's absolutely relevant now. It has just got to grow.
"It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly.
"He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to this character."
Waller-Bridge says she intends to ensure the female characters, including those played by Lashana Lynch, Lea Seydoux and Ana de Armas, feel "like real people ".
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