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Crash Landing on CNN: CNN Indonesia used Capt. Ri’s image for a Kim Jong Un report

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We’re all humans who make oopsies every now and then. Last week, it was someone who Zoombombed Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto. This week, it’s CNN Indonesia.

The news outlet’s report about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un featured an image of “Crash Landing On You’s” Capt. Ri Jeong-hyeok next to Kim’s photo. As The New York Post said about the issue: “Kim Jong Un never looked so good.”

The news outlet immediately released an apology. They called it a fatal mistake. “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,” says a CNN Indonesia news anchor. “This error was not intentional, and we apologize for this mistake.”

Since Apr. 26, the world has been speculating on Kim Jong Un’s current condition. The tabloid TMZ released a piece where they reported that the North Korean dictator is dead. Although, this was debunked by South Korean National Security special adviser Moon Chung-in. “Our government position is firm. Kim Jong-un is alive and well,” says Moon in a CNN interview.

ICYMI or live under a rock, the hit k-drama “Crash Landing on You” is about a South Korean heiress who accidentally paraglides into North Korea, leading her to meet the captain in the Korean People’s Army. It is a surprisingly touching love story that turns Pyongyang into the most romantic place on Earth for one brief moment.

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On air mistakes are always, always hilarious. CNN Indonesia owned up to their mistake as fast as they could. Still, it is must have been exciting for Indonesian CLOY fans to randomly see Capt. Ri on national television.

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