We’re all probably familiar with the hilarious story of Natasha Exelby’s adorable little blooper on ABC News 24 over the weekend.
If you haven’t seen it, basically she didn’t realise the camera had cut back to her in the studio, so she had a brief one-second freakout.
It was the best.
Well, I’m sad to report that for some inexplicable reason, the newsreader has been stood down from on-air duties by the ABC.
Given how incredibly minor the mistake was, it’s incomprehensible why the national broadcaster would stand her down.
It’s especially ridiculous when you stop and consider how error-prone live television is.
You just have to realise that sometimes these things happen – not because you’re unprofessional or unfit, but because humans actually make mistakes sometimes
So to make this point and protest the ABC’s decision, journalists from all different TV networks and publications have started the #PutOutYourBloopers campaign.
The Twitter campaign has journos revealing their own embarrassing bloopers to show how common these mistakes are, and highlight the sheer absurdity of the decision.
Apart from hopefully doing some good, the bloopers make for hilarious reading, so get around it: