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People Thought the South Korean Flag was the Pepsi Logo During the Olympics Opening Ceremony

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    During a live-stream of the Olympic opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, one part of the performance modeled after the South Korean flag apparently wasn’t obvious enough for many viewers.

    Upon first glance, some thought it reminded them of a certain company ad promotion:

    Apparently no one knows what the South Korean flag looks like and only recognized its similarity to the Pepsi logo:

    For reference, this is what the latest Pepsi logo looks like:

    And this is what the South Korean flag looks like:

    But it’s also possible people confused it with an older version of the logo they may have known for years:

    I hope we all learned an important lesson today.

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