An unfortunate slip by a Minnesota TV anchor, who seconds later teased a story on a gay pride event, is drawing some outrage.
First, here's the video clip in question:
The anchor, Bill Lunn, followed up on Twitter:
@scottlambrecht 4 years and they couldn't get me on the KSTP blooper reel. I guess they've got me now.— Bill Lunn (@BillLunnKSTP) June 12, 2013
@mrtomgarry Haha... unfortunate slip of the tongue. Getting razzed at work a bit.— Bill Lunn (@BillLunnKSTP) June 12, 2013
He insisted he wasn't blowing off the criticism.
@pa1walker I certainly did not mean to say it. I stumbled over the word flag. I feel horribly it happened, but it was a simple mistake.— Bill Lunn (@BillLunnKSTP) June 12, 2013
I want to sincerely apologize for stumbling over the word flag on Tuesday's late newscast. What came out of my mouth was a word I never use.— Bill Lunn (@BillLunnKSTP) June 12, 2013
Lunn received a fair amount of support on Twitter.
@BillLunnKSTP I choked on my soda laughing at your slip-up and I'm a gay man! We all mistakes man, no big deal.— Usernamealreadytaken (@Youshoisugly) June 13, 2013
However, his response didn't mollify everyone in the Twittersphere.
@BillLunnKSTP Not sure how I feel about the slip. Right before an intro to pride events? Looks suspicious. Actions speak louder. We'll see.— Jsin Jameson (@LikeTotes) June 14, 2013