Pakistani TV anchors often become laughing stock on national media sometimes for their lack of knowledge and at times for lack of restraint.
A year back two Pakistani anchors caught much attention after they broke into a fight even ehen on air and recently a minister in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region streameded live a meeting by accidentally putting the cat filter live on social media.
Now a new video has surfaced where a Pakistani news anchor confused the technology behemoth Apple Inc to the fruit ‘apple’ during a discussion that was live on air.
A video clip of the incident went viral after Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat posted it on Twitter.
A guest panelist on the show was detailing about the financial position of the tech company in Pakistan. “Apple’s business is so much more than even Pakistan’s budget,” the panelist said.
To that, the anchor responded by saying, “Yes, I have heard that apple’s (fruit) business has been thriving lately and there are various varities of it.” However, soon the panelist rectified her and she broke to laughter.
“I am talking about the Apple company, not the fruit.” said the anchor in the local tongue.
Apple business and types of apple, just some regular tv shows in Pakistan.. pic.twitter.com/3Sr7IBl7ns— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) July 4, 2019
The anchor has been since then trolled on social media for not understanding the context of the discussion.
Twitter users sharply reacted to the video by pulling the leg of the anchor, with one user calling it ‘news channels or comedy show. Another user said “that is why people say an apple a day keeps the doctor away but they don’t say psychiatrist away”.
While one user took digs at Pakistan’s media hygiene by saying ‘Level of Journalism in Pakistan!!’, another user said “Poor anchor still thinking about grocery after the show”
Some also came to her defence by saying that had the panelist been more articulate with his remark, the anchor would not have been confused with the statement. “It is the guy who failed to qualify his argument properly! Just apple means fruit!” a user said.