Fox apologizes to Kenya for using Westgate attack footage in TV show, 24 Legacy
The executive producers of Fox's popular TV thriller "24 Legacy" have apologized for using footage from deadly Westgate mall terror attack in Kenya in 2013.
Evan Katz and Manny Coto said it "will be removed from all future broadcasts and versions of the show".
Kenyans on Twitter earlier condemned the producers, using hashtag #SomeoneTellFox.
Sixty-seven people were killed when al-Shabaab militants attacked the popular Westgate mall in the capital, Nairobi.
In a statement, Mr Katz and Mr Coto said that "we regretfully included news footage of an attack in Nairobi".
They added that they "apologise for any pain caused to the victims and their families and are deeply sorry''.
In the latest episode of the hit Fox show, real pictures from the attack are introduced by one of the main characters at a security briefing.
"This is the footage from Al-Jegrad market in Alexandria Egypt three years ago. The attack was planned and executed by Bin Khalid and his men," the character says.
Earlier, users on Twitter voiced their anger, accusing the makers of the show of being insensitive.
#SomeoneTellFox @FOXTV ...using the westgate clip for entertainment was really pethetic in standards.— daniel (@yossa_daniel) February 22, 2017
This is callous, insensitive and unethical. Fox Ent owes an apology to families of Westgate attack victims and Kenyans#someonetellfox https://t.co/yvSUl0hTH9— Mbogo (@izitati) February 22, 2017
#someonetellfox have you stooped so low as to use live footage of a real terrorist attack for your show? Kenya is not happy— Paulyn Mwia (@meukim) February 22, 2017
@USEmbassyKenya @BobGodec Fox must apologize & withdraw this series - 24 that is using Westgate clips @AMB_A_Mohammed #Someonetellfox— M.U.T.H.E.N.D.U. (@Muthendu) February 22, 2017
#SomeoneTellFox this is like the the most unfair thing ever Come on like people are trying to move on #itdoesnothurtanyless— winniecynthia (@winniecynthia3) February 22, 2017
#SomeoneTellFox @FOXTV How can you make money on the graves of our brothers and sisters, the actual attack footage? Seeing them being shot?— Moses Amolo (@mosesamolo) February 22, 2017
BBCThis is the hallmark of insensitivity. Trending on emotional grounds without empathy!! #SomeoneTellFox an apology is welcome @EzekielMutua https://t.co/YYKoRUm5Q9— Qubth-ut-Allah (@kellywaweru) February 22, 2017