The Olympics are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea. That’s P-y-e-o-n-g-c-h-a-n-g. The city is a little over 120 kilometers east of the capital city, Seoul. It is not to be confused with America’s “Asian-inspired” restaurant franchise P.F. Chang’s. One is a South Korean city and the other is, well, a place you go to eat sad lettuce wraps. Despite this clear difference, Chicago television station WLS-Ch.7 managed to conflate the two in a piece earlier this week. A logo for “P.F. Chang 2018” with some fake Olympic rings popped up on the screen behind one of the station’s broadcasters, Mark Rivera.
In its apology, WLS-CH.7 said the graphic had been created for a “satirical piece” that the station ran earlier during the Games. During that piece, “viewers were encouraged to invent their own Olympic sports,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Because that’s, uh, better.