HOLR breaks down the viral video involving a news anchor allegedly caught giving the middle finger on camera.
BBC News Anchor
According to this Instagram video posted by user @popfactions, a BBC News presenter – Maryam Moshiri- issued a public apology after seemingly giving the camera the middle finger while live on air.
She took to X-formerly known as Twitter- to issue an apology to her audience after the video went viral online and she became an instant online meme.
Hey everyone , yesterday just before the top of the hour I was joking around a bit with the team in the gallery.
I was pretending to count down as the director was counting me down from 10-0.. including the fingers to show the number. So from 10 fingers held up to one.
— Maryam Moshiri (@BBCMaryam) December 7, 2023
Moshiri claimed that the middle finger moment was a “joke” and that she did not realize “that this would be caught on camera.” It was allegedly just a “private joke with the team.” As a result, she took the opportunity to apologize to viewers. “It was not my intention for this to happen and I’m sorry if I offended or upset anyone. I wasn’t ‘ flipping the bird’ at viewers or even a person really.”
What do you think about the viral moment caught on camera?
Published by HOLR Magazine.