The production team of “The Penthouse 3” shared an apology about the controversial scenes in the most recent episode.
Previously on episode 13, the drama used scenes from actual tragedies in a news clip to report how Joo Dan Tae (played by Uhm Ki Joon) planted bombs to destroy Hera Palace. The events that were included in the episode were the 2021 Gwangju building collapse accident and the 2017 Pohang earthquake.
On September 4, the production team released the following statement:
This is the production team of the drama “The Penthouse 3.”
First, we have confirmed that inappropriate footages from the Gwangju building collapse accident and Pohang earthquake were used in some scenes of the episode of the SBS Friday drama ‘The Penthouse 3’ that aired on September 3.
We sincerely apologize to the victims and families of the Gwangju building collapse accident and the Pohang earthquake as well as to all the viewers.
Once the problem was identified, we have started to delete the scenes from reruns and VOD services.
In addition, we will do our best to prevent recurrence by investigating why these footages were used through internal investigation.
Once again, we bow our heads and apologize to everyone who must have been hurt and disappointed by this incident.