Katie Couric Apologizes After Making Some Odd Claims About The Dutch

Gabrielle Okun | Reporter

Katie Couric apologized on Twitter Monday after making some odd claims about the Dutch while covering the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Couric said Friday while covering the opening ceremony that the Dutch excel at skating since they skate to work every day, reported Page Six. Couric claimed, “For as long as those canals have existed, the Dutch have skated on them to get from place to place, to race each other and also to have fun,” reported the New York Daily News. In comparison, the Netherlands actually has a mild climate and cycling is a popular form of transportation.

The NBC presenter tweeted, “My apologies for being on thin ice for my comments re: skating on canals.”

The Netherlands’ United States Embassy also tweeted a response to Couric’s gaffe Sunday. “Let’s break the ice!” they joked.

Joshua Cooper Ramo, another NBC employee, was fired after praising Japan’s role in South Korea’s economic development while covering the Pyeongchang Olympic Games, reported Fox News.

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