MSNBC Producer Calls Out CNN’s Embarrassing Hong Kong Gaffe

An on-air map accidentally indicated that Hong Kong was located in South America during a segment with Poppy Harlow

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:49 PM

CNN raised a few cartographers’ eyebrows when it reported on Saturday that Hong Kong was in South America.

In an unfortunate geographical gaffe tweeted by MSNBC producer Traci Lee, a “New Day” report about killer hornets in China had a large map to show viewers where Hong Kong was.

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The map was of South America, and “Hong Kong” was roughly in the location of Sao Paulo. In Brazil.

CNN did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Look at Lee’s screenshot of the error: