NBC anchor makes debut; Tweets apology after saying ‘f*cking sh*t'; Updated

http://twitter.com/#!/ClementeAJ/status/326102501331988480

Oh, sweetie. Bless your cussing heart! A.J. Clemente made his debut as an anchor on an NBC local affiliate yesterday.

You guys are looking at the new weekend Anchor/weekday Reporter of channel 5 in Bismarck, ND. I made it.… instagr.am/p/W2-W2kHcPR/

— A.J. Clemente (@ClementeAJ) March 15, 2013

Alright News Director and GM checking out my tape that we shot yesterday. Seeing if i amready for anchoring…..Awkward Turtle…….

— A.J. Clemente (@ClementeAJ) April 21, 2013

Could not have gone worse is an understatement, as Deadspin reported.

On his 1st show last night this NBC news anchor started off by saying ‘fucking shit’! deadspin.com/brand-new-tv-n… (via @a51m)

— Rich Leigh (@GoodandBadPR) April 22, 2013

I need to pry myself away from #AJClemente tweets so I can get some work done…

— Anthony Miller Fox13 (@amillernews) April 22, 2013

Worst debut ever? Or best debut ever? To the video tape!

Brand New North Dakota Weekend News Anchor A.J. Begins Television Career By Saying, “Gay Fucking Shit.”#ICYMI youtube.com/watch?v=tfvbkm…

— Mentality Magazine (@MentalityMag) April 22, 2013

Twitter users are gasping for breath.

RT @clementeaj: That couldn’t have gone any worse! — It wasn’t that bad; it’s not like you said, ‘fucking shit’ into a live mic on the news

— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) April 22, 2013

The video of the news anchor saying “Fucking Shit” on air graduated from WVU, shout out to those professors at WVU

— Scooter Mullin (@ScooterMullin) April 22, 2013

Nothing better than a good laugh to start off your monday deadspin.com/brand-new-tv-n… Thanks @clementeaj – good luck to you :)

— Lindsey Constantino (@lconstantino) April 22, 2013

1st words on 1st day as news anchor? “Fucking Shit” I also like that he’s “Used to being from the East coast” joe.ie/s/0036858

— Julian Lee (@Julian_Lee76) April 22, 2013

And I thought I had a bad day… Rookie anchor suspended after first words on air are ‘fucking shit’ ow.ly/kicIp via @independent

— Jon Mitchell (@jonmitchell_jp) April 22, 2013

It’s so good. MT @opieradio: In case you missed it, here’s the fumbling mumbling anchor saying Gay Fucking Shit! – youtube.com/watch?v=HF6OyS…

— Steven Knight (@steveyknight) April 22, 2013

Imagine your first words on yr debut appearance as a news anchor were “fucking shit”. Imagine no more. shortlist.com/cool-stuff/the… (via @rhodri)

— Nige Tassell (@nigetassell) April 22, 2013

youtube.com/watch?v=SL3sZa… this is hilarious @ajclemente

— Tolu (@DArkMEATHOOK) April 22, 2013

Let’s hope @ajclemente did NOT sign a lease. Something tells me he’ll be moving very soon. nypost.com/p/news/nationa…

— Darren Sweeney (@dwsweeney) April 22, 2013

There’s first impressions…then there’s #AJClemente. Smh.

— Billy Howell (@CoachBilly1) April 22, 2013

Seriously, this is the best viral marketing for Anchorman 2 ever.#ajclemente

— Matt F. (@95Sports) April 22, 2013

@clementeaj mate! You’re a cult hero in Australia ;) Would hardly have made news here and we’d have all had a chuckle with you!

— Dylan (@Dylan1913) April 22, 2013

Mr. Clemente took to Twitter and explained that he did not really say the “gay” part.

Tough day,Thanks for the support,We all make mistakes. Im truly sorry for mine. I’ll try my hardest to come back better and learn from this.

— A.J. Clemente (@ClementeAJ) April 22, 2013

@genepark I did not I was trying to pronounce the london marathon winners name Tsegaye Kebede.

— A.J. Clemente (@ClementeAJ) April 22, 2013

I just want to say that I did not say the word gay, I was trying to pronounce the London Marathon winners name Tsegaye Kebede.

— A.J. Clemente (@ClementeAJ) April 22, 2013

I would never disrespect anybody in that matter. Once again I’m truly sorry.

— A.J. Clemente (@ClementeAJ) April 22, 2013

Some Twitter users are offering support and protesting his subsequent suspension (on day one) with the hashtag #KeepAJ.

Hey Twitter, this just happened to @clementeaj tonight on his 1st outing. Can we come together to make #KeepAJ trend? youtube.com/watch?v=2vIxLA…

— Brad Friedman (@TheBradBlog) April 22, 2013

This is AJ’s #welpface (via sbn.to/15xRbSj) #KeepAJ twitter.com/BrianMFloyd/st…

— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) April 22, 2013

I once accidentally read the f-bomb during a radio show. Everybody is human. #KeepAJ @kfyrtv

— Rob Port (@robport) April 22, 2013

“I just graduated from WVU and you know, I’m uhhh, used to being on the East Coast” #KeepAJ

— Parkaveli Oswald (@ipoundbrew) April 22, 2013

@clementeaj rough day. hang in there, kid. it was an honest mistake. remember, americans always love an underdog/redemption story. #keepaj

— Vit (@molokococoa) April 22, 2013

#keepaj Everyone makes mistakes give him another chance. I laughed when I saw it. He shouldn’t have been suspended

— Mark Mason (@MaceMar1) April 22, 2013

Want to see him on Letterman. MT @thebiglead This guy is an instant West Virginia LEGEND bit.ly/15zyU7C #BoomGoesTheDynamite #KeepAJ

— Meredith D. (@YankeeBeatCheck) April 22, 2013

Heh. So, there’s that? Will he appear on Letterman? Stay tuned!

Update:

Welp, easy come, easy go. Clemente tweeted out to his followers that he’s officially been given the boot:

Unfortunately KFYRTV has decided to let me go. Thank you to them and everyone in ND for the opportunity and everyone for the support.

— A.J. Clemente (@ClementeAJ) April 22, 2013

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.

— A.J. Clemente (@ClementeAJ) April 22, 2013

Yeah, better luck next time.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/22/worst-debut-ever-nbc-anchor-makes-debut-tweets-apology-after-saying-fcking-sht-on-air-video/

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