“Tough day, thanks for the support, we all make mistakes,” Clemente tweeted. “I’m truly sorry for mine. I’ll try my hardest to come back better and learn from this.”
After the video went viral, people flooded the station’s Facebook page, supporting Clemente.
“I think we’re all adults and are quite capable of getting over it. It’s a non-issue,” Linn Vahey Holloway wrote. “You don’t incorporate profanity in your newscasts, and everyone makes a mistake now and again, so let them off the hook and proceed as normal.”
“This kid is probably torturing himself over what happened. Go easy on him, as we all make mistakes,” Wade Alvarez said.
Clemente also clarified he did not say “gay” before uttering the obscenities on air as he was practicing trying to pronounce the winner of the London Marathon.
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