Logies apologises for using wrong In Memoriam photo

NB: Please note that images of deceased Indigenous people are contained in this story.

EXCLUSIVE: The Logie Awards has apologised after broadcasting a photograph of actor David Gulpilil during the In Memoriam section, when it was paying tribute to actor David Ngoombujarra.

David Ngoombujarra, who appeared in Australia, Rabbit Proof Fence and The Circuit, passed away last June.

Veteran actor David Gulpilil is alive and well.

In a statement, Nine and TV Week said, “Nine Network and TV Week apologise for the incorrect image of David Ngoombujarra used during the In Memoriam segment of the Logie Awards telecast on Sunday night. We regret any distress or upset caused to his family by this error and apologise.

“We also apologise to David Gulpilil and his family for the incorrect use of his image in the segment.”

Despite alerting viewers to an upcoming photo of a deceased Indigenous person, the mix-up is highly embarrassing.

A much-younger David Ngoombujarra is seen here with Australia director Baz Luhrmann.


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