Imagine watching news with your entire family in the living room, trying to understand current affairs and engross in the spicy primetime debates, when you suddenly hear the words “f*** ma***ch**”.
And if you thought that was peak profanity and outright embarrassing, it gets even better when the channel refuses to take accountability and blames it on an unknown person despite airing it.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday tightened its grip in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case as it carried out raids at a number of locations here, including at the homes of Showik Chakraborty and the late actor's house manager Samuel Miranda.
The NCB took Showik and Miranda for questioning at its office after conducting searches for two hours.
As NCB officials took Miranda with them, Republic TV went on-air to capture the LIVE footage of the same. However, during their “fast and furious” moment, a reporter can be heard cussing loud and clear.
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As Twitter users and news media outlets began pointing out the obvious, Republic TV issued a statement (some of it in all caps to emphasize how mad they were) which read, "A reporter's clip using unparliamentary language is doing rounds. The reporter ISN'T FROM REPUBLIC but from another channel & was taking a lift in our car. Questions may be directed at that reporter. Republic will take STRONG LEGAL ACTION against anyone ascribing it to Republic."
Despite the hullaballoo, Twitter didn’t back down, and some even gave their own hilarious twist to the gaffe. Here are some of our best picks.