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To Be Clear, the Olympics Are in Pyeongchang Not P.F. Chang’s

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.

Chicago TV Station Confuses Pyeongchang With P.F. Chang’s