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News Anchor Accidentally Flubs 'Back-To-School Shopping' During Newscast—And Yikes

News Anchor Accidentally Flubs 'Back-To-School Shopping' During Newscast—And Yikes
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A TikToker guffawed when she saw a news anchor flubbing a headline about back-to-school shopping during a live broadcast.

Emmi–a.k.a. TikToker @handlwcare–went back and filmed a portion of the newscast in which the reporter said, “back-to-school shooting,” instead of “back-to-school shopping.”

The text overlay in the TikTok video read:

"There's no way that just happened."

But the evidence proving otherwise was right there, playing on an endless loop.

You can see the clip here.

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someone has got to check on her because if that were me i’d walk into oncoming tr4ff1c #ReTokforNature #nourisheveryyou #fyp #news #newsanchor #newsfail #livetelevision #america #backtoschool #publicschoolcheck #newsanchorfails

Emmi filmed her TV screen showing WCVB Boston news anchor Maria Stephanos looking bewildered at the camera immediately after saying, “back-to-school shoot—school shopping."

The clip was seen over 9 million times.

In the caption, Emmi expressed how mortified she would be if she was in Stephanos' situation.

The TikToker wrote:

"Someone has got to check on her because if that were me i’d walk into oncoming tr4ff1c."

Viewers were also gobsmacked over the innocent gaffe.

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The unfortunate snafu may have had something to do with anchors like Stephanos frequently having to report on incidents relating to gun violence in America.

So it's hardly surprising TikTokers touched on the normalization of shootings in the country coinciding with parents having anxiety over sending their kids back to school for the fall semester.

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Oops!

Oh, well, we knew what she meant.

We hope.