Doordarshan has sacked a newsreader for pronouncing the name of Chinese President Xi Jinping wrong. The news anchor reportedly got confused with Chinese President's name - Xi for the Roman numeral XI, and read his name out “Eleven Jinping” while reporting about Xi Jinping's arrival in Delhi on Wednesday. The blooper occurred on a show on Doordarshan news.
The CEO of Prasara Bharati has confirmed about sacking the newsreader and said, “It’s true, we have sacked the concerned newsreader. We are putting systems in place to make sure such things don’t happen in future” while another senior official said, “it is an unpardonable mistake and we have debarred her from news reading for a few months.”
Moments after the incident, Twitter met with funny comments on news anchors who quite often commit mistakes live.