Watch your mouth young man…
News Anchor Fired On First Day For Cursing “F****** S***” Live On The Air
A.J. Clemente, a rookie news anchor from Bismarck, North Dakota, who has already made a name for himself by having the worst first day on the job ever, was officially fired a short while ago.
Clemente made his own headlines over the weekend after uttering the words “f***ing s***” one second into his first telecast.
According to a statement released by KFYR-TV following the incident, Clemente was practicing his teasers and “did not realize his microphone was on.”
The statement goes on to say that this was “no excuse” for his language as reporters are trained “to always assume that any microphone is live at any time.”
Clemente was subsequently suspended pending review of his mess-up.
It seems now that the station was unable to forgive Clemente his “rookie mistake,” as he just informed his Twitter followers that he’s been let go.
“I’m a free agent. Cant help but laugh at myself and stay positive,” he added. “Wish i didnt trip over my “Freaking Shoes” out of the gate.”
The one silver lining in all of this is that Clemente did not, as was widely reported, disparage gay people on his way out the door.
“I just want to say that I did not say the word gay,” he tweeted earlier today. “I was trying to pronounce the London Marathon winners name Tsegaye Kebede.”
It won’t be the first OR last time that a newscaster is fired for foul language. ESPN First Take moderator Cari Champion was fired from a news gig in Atlanta for allegedly saying “motherf***er” during a live telecast.
Peep the video of A.J.’s first day blunder below
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