Monday, April 22, 2013
Worst Opening Night Ever
Kid's first night anchoring local news in North Dakota doesn't go so well. His first words, as shows opens and he's about to be introduced: "Fuckin' shit." He had just admitted on Twitter that he was nervous, and later noted things didn't too well. A little while ago he was suspended by the NBC affiliate. Deadspin has video and update. Or watch below. Station went on air and apologized. But already there's a Reinstate Him page on Facebook. UPDATE A.J. Clemente just tweeted, "Unfortunately KFYR-TV has decided to let me go. Thank you to them and everyone in ND for the opportunity and everyone for the support." Adds: "Rookie mistake. I'm a free agent.Cant help but laugh at myself and stay positive. Wish i didnt trip over my 'Freaking Shoes' out of the gate."
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