When tragedy strikes, like the case of the Asiana Airlines crash, an unfortunate name mix-up is the last thing any news station news. This mix up was a bit more than unfortunate, it ended up being offensive.
For those who don’t know the story, I will give you a quick run down. Asiana Airlines crashed at San Francisco International Airport. There were 300 passengers on board, 180 minor injuries and two fatalities. This was no laughing matter. But when the media decided to take to the screen and report this crash this is what came up on the screen:
Now it is my understanding, KTVU came out and issued an apology and blamed this mix up on an intern playing a prank. While that may be true, did not one person read it before it was live on the air? All it would take is one read to know something was wrong. Not to mention, the reporters said it on air without seeming to notice the problem.
Don’t get me wrong, some people are born with some unfortunate names. But, the names listed here are not just unfortunate, they are offensive. Now, if the news station came across some other unfortunate names I am sure they would think it was an error when sadly it wasn’t. Here are a few REAL unfortunate names:
1) Fagley Dork
2) Chubby Cox
4) Dean Windass
5) Steve Sharts
Now if these names come up on a screen newscasters, check your sources! Although, these are real names, unfortunate names like this should be verified. If however you find out this is in fact the right name, hold your laughter until after the newscast.
So bloggers, do you or anyone you know have an unfortunate name?