On July 21, MBC posted an official apology on Twitter after being criticized for misrepresenting Islamic culture in new drama Man Who Dies To Live in a way that many deemed disrespectful.
드라마 죽어야 사는 남자’ 방송 내용으로 불편함을 느낀 시청자분들께 사과 말씀드립니다. pic.twitter.com/hCiKYznUe2
withMBC (@withMBC) July 21, 2017
MBC opened the post by explaining that the drama is fictional and apologized for any possible harm they may have caused. The broadcasting station repeatedly emphasized that they did not intend to offend any specific culture or religion, and closed the post by assuring viewers that they will be more cautious in the future.