A news anchor’s blooper caught on live television is drawing support from fellow journalists around the world.
Natasha Exelby was anchoring a segment on ABC News in Australia when the camera cut to her after a story. Exelby was caught on camera twirling her pen, seemingly lost in thought.
When she realized she was on air, she gave a dramatic gasp before quickly recovering and tossing to the next segment.
“We take on-air standards extremely seriously, but we don’t expect perfection. No one would ever be punished for a blooper and, while it isn’t appropriate to publicly discuss confidential details of people’s personal work arrangements, this has not happened to Natasha,” the statement read in regards to reports that disciplinary action was taken against Exelby.
Many journalists took to Twitter to support Exelby after the blooper went viral, sharing their own on-air mistakes to prove no one is perfect.