Japanese Annie parody to promote basic disaster income in Gyeonggi-do… Apologize in the end

On the 7th, Gyeonggi Province apologized for using the Japanese animation’Digimon’ as a parody to promote basic disaster income.

Gyeonggi Province said to the Social Network Service (SNS), “I sincerely apologize to the people who would have been displeased with the parody contents related to Digimon animation.”

Doo explained, “As interest in the second disaster basic income increased, I was reprimanded for parodying Japanese animation,” he said. “With no excuse, it was immediately deleted because it was a content that could not measure the public sentiment.”

Gyeonggi Province has also posted a promotional material introducing digital currency on its official Twitter from the 1st, along with a blog address that guides how to apply for the second basic disaster income.

Gyeonggi apology regarding the second disaster basic income promotional material that was controversial about the use of the Japanese anime'Digimon' character.  Photo = Gyeonggi-do blog

Gyeonggi apology regarding the second disaster basic income promotional material that was controversial about the use of the Japanese anime’Digimon’ character. Photo = Gyeonggi-do blog

Gyeonggi apology regarding the second disaster basic income promotional material that was controversial about the use of the Japanese anime'Digimon' character.  Photo = Gyeonggi-do blog

Gyeonggi apology regarding the second disaster basic income promotional material that was controversial about the use of the Japanese anime’Digimon’ character. Photo = Gyeonggi-do blog

The promotional material introducing local currency by city and county contains cartoon drawings shouting “I’m a credit card,” “I’m Yongin Wi-Pay,” “I’m Suwon Pay”, and “I’m a Gyeonggi local currency card.” It was pointed out.

Some pointed out, “Isn’t Japanese animation stolen?” and “Isn’t it pro-Japanese?”

Do explained, “In order to emphasize the possibility of choosing a variety of credit cards and local currency, we created animation parody contents in which the main characters choose different cards.”

“I worked on a new illustration, and I thought it was comfortable that there would be no problems by quoting only the concept,” he added. “I acknowledge and reflect on the insufficiency in the content production process, and promise that I will not repeat the same mistakes in the future.”

Reporter Shin Yonghyun [email protected]

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