Their choice of location offended Vietnam veterans and their families, and caused an uproar online as well as on network news broadcasts. And although CBS withheld comment all week, they did begin the March 24, 2013 episode with an apology:
“Parts of last Sunday’s episode filmed in Vietnam were insensitive to a group that is very important to us — our nation’s veterans,” read show host Phil Keoghan in a statement shown at the beginning of the March 24th broadcast. “We want to apologize to veterans, particularly those who served in Vietnam, as well as to their families and any viewers who were offended by the broadcast.”
In addition to the B-52 memorial clue box, the group had to learn a Communist victory song.
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