MBC premiered a new K-drama on July 19 titled "Man Who Dies To Live," which tells the story of an earnest worker from a fictional Kingdom who comes back to South Korea to see his daughter. Upon airing the first few episodes, netizens noticed that the show appears to be appropriating Islam and Muslim culture and were quick to share their comments online.
In response to the criticism leveled at "Man Who Dies To Live," MBC have issued out an official apology on Twitter, writing that the show is fictional and there is "no intention in distorting any particular religion, culture or people," before apologising for any "hard that may have caused to the viewers in regards to the drama."
Despite the apology, the response from viewers to MBC's message was negative, with some declaring a boycott of the drama.
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