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.”
Congrats #Netherlands on your count so far! My apologies for being on thin ice for my comments re: skating on canals. I was trying to salute your historical passion for the sport but it didn’t come out that way! I’d to visit again & celebrate your success! https://t.co/NvYi7LwB2V
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) February 12, 2018
The Netherlands’ United States Embassy also tweeted a response to Couric’s gaffe Sunday. “Let’s break the ice!” they joked.
Hi @katiecouric, please come visit the Netherlands. We’d love to show you all the innovative ways the Dutch get around & are building the future of transportation. Of course, we can also visit our famous skating rinks. Let’s break the ice! https://t.co/6COFp0jlxh
— Netherlands Embassy (@NLintheUSA) February 12, 2018
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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