Fuji Television Network has apologized to families of the victims of the July 18 arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio after misquoting a friend of anime director Yasuhiro Takemoto, who died in the blaze, as saying “there was no idiot like him” during a news program that aired Sunday.

Takemoto’s former high school classmate, whose name is being withheld, actually said “there was no genius like him” when talking about the director of popular anime series “Lucky Star,” according to the TV station.

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