‘We Got Married’ Apologizes for Misleading Subtitles About Pineapples
We Got Married explained its situation regarding the recent controversy surrounding pineapple.
MBC’s We Got Married wrote on its official site on April 1 to explain its situation about the subtitles on March 29’s episode featuring Jung Joong Young and Jung Yoo Mi couple.
About the subtitles claiming that pineapples grow from the trees, the production team wrote, “We said the pineapples grow from the trees since they grow from a meter above the ground but after checking with experts, we realized that pineapples don’t grow from trees but they are fruits that grow from the floral axis of a plant.”
They added, “Many people are also confused about Jung Joon Young jokingly saying that pineapple skin is nutritious because they come from underground but they do not come from underground and pineapple skin does not have any nutritious values.”
They concluded, “We apologize for causing any confusion with wrong expressions and we will be more careful in the future with the production process.”
Meanwhile, Jung Joon Young said during the show, “Where do pineapples come from. They come from the ground. Their roots are in the ground, so you pull them out like a radish,” and at that moment We Got Married added subtitles stating, “It is common sense to know that pineapples come from the trees and radish grow underground. We prepared evidence to teach Jung Joon Young, who doesn’t seem to know this,” as it showed a picture on screen.
After the show aired, many netizens pointed out that pineapples don’t grow from the trees, leading to a pineapple controversy.
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