KBS announcer Kim Do-yeon apologizes for the controversy over ‘5 trillion and 5 billion’ remarks, “My negligence”

Kim Do-yeon’s Instagram

KBS announcer Kim Do-yeon (pictured), who was in a controversy after using the word ‘five trillion and five billion’, apologized.

Announcer Kim opened his mouth on Instagram on the 23rd, saying, “First of all, thank you to those who let me know by DM (direct message) in the comments.”

Then he explained, “It was a recording, so I only recognized it through the comments.”

In addition, he confessed, “I just thought it was an idiom meaning a lot, but I never imagined it would be used in that sense.”

He continued, “I’m sorry to have confused you with my negligence.”

He further added, “I will be more careful about my remarks in the future.”

Earlier, during the broadcast of ‘Breakfast Morning’ that day, announcer Kim was talking about, “If you keep the leftover canned ham in its original container, bacteria and microorganisms spread rapidly.” There are a lot of canned ham stored in this way, but I must have ate five trillion and five billion bacteria.”

Controversy arose when some online community that came across this pointed out that ‘five trillion and five billion’ is an expression of hate that implies that there are 5.5 trillion male sperm needlessly.

Meanwhile, announcer Kim Do-yeon joined KBS as an announcer for the 45th class.

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