Sam Rubin, the host of 'KTLA 5 Morning News,' apologized for unintentionally offending NCT 127 and their fans.
The host received criticism for making BTS-related comments and complimenting NCT 127 member Johnny's English during their appearance on the morning show.
On May 15, Sam Rubin apologized via Facebook. The host clarified that prior to the interview, he was told by NCT 127's management that "the band does not speak good English," and did not know one of the members was from Chicago.
As for the comments on BTS, Sam Rubin said, "The idea of suggesting that NCT127 may enjoy similar if not greater success than BTS, is not meant to insult NCT127, rather to praise them. To congratulate them. I do not believe they were at all hurt or insulted by the mention of BTS. I know and respect that they are a different group with their own sound and personality. But they also fall under the umbrella term of K-POP, which is widely used here in America."
Lastly, the host said, "Thanks again for watching and deepest and most sincere apology for anyone who took any offense."