Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan fired an anchor for messing up the name of China’s president, Reuters reported.
The anchor, who was unnamed by news reports, called the president Eleven Jinping instead of Xi Jinping on Sept. 17. An anonymous “official” at the station told Reuters the error was “an unpardonable mistake.”
The Wall Street Journal reported that Doordarshan News news director Archana Dutta confirmed “we have removed the newsreader from our team.” The network also tweeted about the error and firing
Please Take Note: DD News Anchor who mispronounced Chinese President’s name has been disengaged | #XiJinping
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) September 19, 2014
The anchor was only a “casual” anchor, which means she is “called in only when our regular anchors are not available,” Dutta told the Journal.